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Ancestry.com. Swedish Emigration Records, 1783-1951 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: EMIGRANTEN POPULÄR 2006 is a coproduction between Emigrantregistret in Karlstad and Göteborgs-Emigranten in Göteborg.

About Swedish Emigration Records, 1783-1951

This collection contains various Swedish emigration records from 1783-1951. Specifically it includes the following five databases:

1. EmiHamn: Passengers traveling to North America (with a few to Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, and Russia) from:

  • Göteborg, 1869-1951 (1,135,888 records)

  • Hamburg, 1850-1891 (21,708 records)

  • Helsingborg, 1929-1950 (413 records)

  • Kalmar, 1881-1893 (3,338 records)

  • Köpenhamn, 1868-1898 (56,127 records)

  • Malmö, 1874-1928 (165,876 records)

  • Norrköping, 1859-1922 (8,545 records)

  • Stockholm, 1869-1940 (34,887 records)

2. EmiLarsson: Written letters to the agents Larsson Brothers & Co, 1879-1911 (consisting of 50,000 letters from the emigrants and about 12,000 answers from the Larsson Brothers). The original letters are bound into 109 volumes. The Larsson Brothers archive in Göteborg is the only emigrant agent archive in the world. The reference code for each record gives reference to the actual letter held at the county archive in Göteborg.

3. EmiPass: Passport holders from 1783 to 1860, compiled from original records kept at the county archive in Göteborg (16,012 records)

4. EmiSal: Passengers from the Swedish America Line, 1915-1950 both to and from America (242,000 records)

5. EmiSjo: Sailors who were listed in the sailor houses in Göteborg, Lysekil, Marstrand Strömstad, and Uddevalla and who are recorded as discharges, escapees or dead outside of Europe, 1812-1930 (16,996 records).

Information available in these records will vary according to database and original record type. The following is a list of the type of information that may be found among these records:

  • Name (given and surname)

  • Age and/or birth date

  • Birthplace

  • Gender

  • Occupation or title

  • Residence or place of origin

  • Emigration date

  • Destination

  • Port of departure

  • Ship name

  • Database name (EmiHamn, EmiLarsson, EmiPass, EmiSal, or EmiSjo)

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