ArkivDigital for free March 15-16, 2014
Genealogy Day in Sweden
Genealogy Day in Sweden is celebrated on the third Saturday in March each year. Many of the genealogy societies, libraries and archives within Sweden are hosting exhibitions and lectures on Saturday, March 15th. This year the theme is “Porträttet i släktforskningen” or “Portraits in genealogy”. ArkivDigital is one of the largest digital archives in Sweden and today we have nearly 47 million newly photographed color images in our online archive. Celebrate your Swedish heritage by visiting ArkivDigital and search for your Swedish family for free this weekend. We are also offering wonderful specials on annual and 2-year subscriptions.
Free Access to ArkivDigital (March 15-16)
ArkivDigital invites all who are interested in their Swedish history free access to our entire online historical archive on Saturday and Sunday (March 15-16, 2014). Take the opportunity to discover the wealth of records in the archive including the church books, tax registers, court records, muster rolls, seaman records, name registers, ship manifests, prison records and many other types of records.
To access ArkivDigital online for free during this weekend and if you are already registered, use your previous login details (Email address and Password). If you do not have a user account with us, go to the register form and create an account and then install ArkivDigital online.
All current subscriptions will be extended two days because of the two free days (March 15-16).
Special Savings on Annual and 2-Year Subscriptions
Beginning today and through March 23, 2014, we are offering two wonderful subscription specials: one year for 1095 SEK (approximately 169 USD) and 2-years for 1975 SEK (approximately 306 USD). Regular price for an annual subscription is 1295 SEK (approximately 200 USD) and the regular price for a 2-year subscription is 2195 SEK (approximately 340 USD). This offer is valid only for individual subscriptions.
Even if you currently have a subscription, you can take advantage of this offer, the new subscription won’t begin until your current one has expired.
Search for your ancestor’s parish of origin in Sweden
We wish to thank everyone who visited our booth at RootsTech in Salt Lake City. It was very exciting to meet so many Swedish American researchers. We understand that many Swedish Americans are unable to “jump the pond” and research in the Swedish records because they have not been successful in discovering where in Sweden their ancestor came from. In order to assist persons in finding their parish, we will try to do a look-up in some emigration and Swedish census CDs. We will respond to your request within five business days with a successful search or message stating that our search was unsuccessful. To request a parish search, please download this form and fill out the form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swedish Genealogy Workshops Using ArkivDigital Online
The McPherson County Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas will host two weekend Swedish Genealogy Using ArkivDigital Workshops. The weekends for 2014 will be March 29-30th and September 27-28th. These workshops will include lectures as well as ample time to apply your new research skills using ArkivDigital online. The museum staff, volunteers and Kathy Meade from ArkivDigital will be available to assist you in your research and to guide you in using ArkivDigital online. For registration and further information, click here.
Mark your calendars. SwedGen is a group of Swedish genealogists who have made annual trips to North America for the sole purpose of helping Swedish Americans learn more about their Swedish heritage and discover their Swedish roots. Planning for SwedGen 2014 is currently in progress. Dates and places for two 2014 SwedGen events have been finalized. There will be a presentation on ArkivDigital at these events.
- Sunday, October 12, 2014 – Rock Island, IL (Please note correction in date from last newsletter)
- Saturday, October 18, 2014 – South St. Paul, MN
More details such as times and program content will be publicized in future newsletters.