The construction of the database was commenced in 1995 and finished in 2000. Emigrants and immigrants were registered simultaneously. Started as a labour market project in the municipality of Ovanåker, it continued as an EU-project until its completion in 2000.
The source material came from church records (household examination rolls and moving records) on microfiche cards. The Swedish Emigrant Institute in Växjö borrowed the cards during this time and returned them in 2001, when the database had been completed after which a full set of microfiche cards was bought from SVAR.
Some parish material has been revised and complemented in co-operation with local projects, organisations and private researchers from Färila, Hille, Järbo, Järvsö, Ljusdal and Ockelbo, to name a few locations. The databases have also been complemented with destination information from CD-EMIGRANTEN and Bishop Hill Settlers. The period spans between 1840 and 1920 depending on the church books.
Geographically, the database encompasses all of Gävlebog county, including the Hälsingland and the Gästrikland areas.
The registration of immigrants to Örebro county was conducted in the late 1990s in a co-operation project between the regional archives in Örebro and the organisation Örebro genealogists. The result was an Immigrant register for the county of Örebro available at the regional archives in Örebro.
The registered time period is 1840-1930. Immigration from all countries has been registered.
The register includes approximately 9500 emigrants.
Alla parishes that are or have been part of Örebro are included, such as Götlunda (presently Västmanland county), The Värmland part of Nysund (presently Värmland), Tived (presently Örebro), Finneröjda (presently Örebro). The exception is Bjurtjärn, (presently Värmland) that is not part of our archives.
The database work began as part of a local project but was continued by The House of Migrants as the original project was cancelled. The registration was complete alongside the Gävleborg county registration during the mid-1990s. The municipality of Örnsköldsvik was registered by a private researcher as part of a labour market project. This database was finished in 2005.
All migrants were registered in a 1995-1997 labour market project by the municipality of Ovanåker, and the task was continued as an EU-project until 2003, after which it was handled by an Ovanåker municipality industrial company.
The source material used is taken from microfiche cards of the church records (The household examination rolls and parish migration records). This material had been borrowed from The Swedish Emigrant Institute in Växjö, and was returned upon completion of the project.
The material covers the timeframe of 1840-1920 depending on record type.
The geographical scope is the entire county of Västernorrland, which includes both Medelpad and Ångermanland.