|Theme: Emigration||Guide: Emigration research .1.|
2: Finding Emigration data
This page deals with the emigration process, i.e. leaving Sweden.
The quickest way to find data about port and date of exit, dob and place / parish they left is to use the "Emigranten" CD.
|INFO ON THE CD||NEED TO KNOW||INFO QUALITY||How to get the CD or Info||How to get additional info||how to make a "look-up" request|
INFORMATION ON THE CD:
(Info from the producer's website but their info is confusing so this may not be 100% accurate). Producer's website. (deplorable language - contradictory facts - read with caution /Hae).
The CD was first issued in 1996 and version 2 in 2002. Ed 2 is extended and has an "American" version.
police registrations at the port of exit. 1.3 million
|EmiBas Gbg||Abt 37 000 emigrants from Göteborg only, i.e. all emigrants from mid 1700 until 1950.. More data than above, taken from church records instead. Some parishes missing|
|EmiSjö||Abt 20 000 seamen belonging to some Sjömanshus (Sailor's registration) (Göteborg, Lysekil and other registers) who were noted as disembarked, fugitive or dead in a port outside Europe in 1812 - 1930.|
|Included in the 2002 edition only||Emigration from
Malmö, police registers for 1887.
Finns travelling through Göteborg in 1880 - 1895.
Emigration 1930 - 1950 ??
Passport lists from Navy pension fund archive 1817-1850
Emigrants 1851-60 from SCB
Passport registrations until 1860
Passenger lists of Svenska Amerika Linjen 1915 - 1950.
Members of Vasa Order
EmiHamn register, detailed content description:
|Key, Swedish||Key, English||Comments|
|Ålder, Kön||Age, Gender||år = years, M = man = male, K = kvinna = female.|
|Församling, Län||Parish, County||Parish they left from. County given as a 1-2 letter code. Check here for codes.|
|Titel/Anm||Title/Remark||Check glossaries for translations ("SweGGate Dictionary" or general "Dictionaries")|
|Utresehamn||Port of Exit||Name of Swedish port. Göteborg = Gothenburg, west coast. Malmö and Helsingborg in the south-west, Stockholm and Norrköping, middle-eastern Sweden.|
|Utvandrdag||Exit date||Note format "yyyy mm dd"|
|Destination||Destination||May be a country or a city/port. Remember that many trips to the USA started on a "feeder ship" Sweden - England and then on to an ocean liner. Some people also changed their final destination once they landed.|
|Källkod||"Source code"||Index telling the source of the info in this record. The emigration logs at harbours are numbered by Book:Page:Ticket/Contract # so a Källkod of 50:100:3000 means Book # 50, page 100 in that book and the travel contract (ticket) number is # 3000.|
|Medåkande||Fellows||Travelling with family members (yes/no)|
YOU NEED TO KNOW:
QUALITY OF INFORMATION (EmiHamn register):
Generally speaking there are many errors.
The source of the information on the CD are the (emigration)
passenger lists. The info could have been read from a flyttningsbevis
or given verbally by the traveller. A word of caution is required
since the correctness may vary. Many travellers spoke a different
dialect spelling may be wrong - one can not expect the registrar
to know all the thousands of parish names and many travellers
could not write. Some may even have lied about the age of their
children to get a cheaper fare. Several errors may have occurred
in the transcription process too.
The database is however extremely valuable since it is searchable so the best way to use it is probably to make a fairly wide search to find possible matches and the work on each of those to confirm of reject.
|Some hints on how to make a successful "look-up" request|
|Last updated by||F Hae||2005-05-30 11:46||© Fredrik Haeffner, 2001-5|