MyHeritage puts exclusive Scandinavian records online

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We’re delighted to announce that we have started making good on our promise to digitize and bring online millions of exclusive historical records from Scandinavia. The majority of these records have never been indexed online before.

The records are searchable on MyHeritage SuperSearch and MyHeritage users will now automatically receive matches to those records relevant to their family tree.

Anyone with Scandinavian roots will be able to explore their family history and learn more about the lives of their ancestors with this robust searchable index of records published online for the first time.
The new collections include:

Danish Records:

As we announced in December, MyHeritage has entered into an agreement with the National Archives of Denmark to digitize and index over 120 million records, including all available Danish census records from 1787-1930 and Parish records from 1646 to 1915. As of today the entire 1930 Danish census (3.5 million records) is available online! The remaining censuses and Parish records will be released during 2015 and 2016.

The 1930 Danish census  is a treasure trove of historical information, for anyone whose families originated in the region. It covers Denmark as well as Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Swedish Household Examination Rolls, 1880-1920:

The household examination rolls are the primary register of the Swedish church, listing the residents of each parish, their families, and important life events such as births, marriages and deaths. The collection includes 54 million records with 5 million color images of which 22 million records are already available online. The remaining records are scheduled to go online before the end of June 2015.

Below is a map of Sweden showing those counties in bold orange whose records have been added today. Here’s some notes about the map:

  • Västra Götaland:  In 1997 this county was formed by merging the three counties of Göteborg och Bohus, Älvsborg, and Skaraborg.
  • Dalarna: In 1997 this county was renamed from Kopparberg.
  • Skåne: In 1997 this county was formed by merging the two counties of Kristianstad and Malmöhus.

Swedish counties

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  • Muller Jorn


    February 27, 2015

    My paternal great grandmother

  • Muller Jorn


    February 27, 2015

    Copenhagen, Denmark, 1844

  • carolyn kromann frame


    February 28, 2015

    my grandfather and his family were born in Denmark and immigrated to the USA from 1880-1888.

  • Dorothy rosewell


    February 28, 2015

    SIMON WEEBER BELIEVED TO BE DANISH. SERVED IN THE ARTILLERY AND MARRIED ANNIE MAHILLIA (ANNIE) PARSONS AT ST. MICHAELS CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN SYDNEY ON NOV 21 1878 THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN ALFRED JAMES AND WILLIAM JAMES. After Simons death Annie remarried Arthur Chevalier GORDON iN sydney in 1885.

  • sharon ormond


    February 28, 2015

    Wonderful to be able to continue my grandfathers line

  • Teresa Dewey


    February 28, 2015

    Thank you! I am 1/4 Danish and my husband is 1/4 Swedish. We can hardly wait to research in these records.

  • Bill Ferguson


    March 1, 2015

    Danish and Swedish connections. The Nielsens. This will be great .

  • Marie Zackeresen


    March 4, 2015

    Hi, I have Danish( Nielsens ) and Swedish connections Zacharisson. Great to be able to have this.

  • Judy Flynn


    March 8, 2015

    Peter Winters was born in Copenhagen, Denmark March 1, 1835, His father was James Winters and mother Eliza Jones Winters born in Ireland. I have been unable to find Peter’s birth certificate or any information on his parents James Winters (b Ireland?) nad Eliza (Eleza or Mary) Jones (b Ireland).
    Peter was a seaman who settled in Gloucester, Massachusetts married in 1859 to Ellen Carney. they later moved to Boston, MA.
    any information or help is welcome

  • Vera & Karsten Jensen


    March 13, 2015

    My husband and family are from Denmark. Harry Borge Jensen was born to Marie and Nils Jensen on April 28, 1912. Marie died while Harry was very young, Nils remarried, I can’t seem to find who the new wife is and the names of the siblings, if any, Harry and Joan both said that Harry lived with his grandparents and uncles. Susanne-allan from Denmark has been quite a bit of help and has sent me mega files on our past family. Hopefully one of you will be able to help, I’d sure appreciate it.

  • Linda Shura [Anthonsen]


    March 18, 2015

    I am looking for relatives in Denmark, maybe in Silkeborg, who share common ancestors. My great grandfather and great grand mother were Frank Anthonsen and Jensine Rassmunsen Anthonsen. he was bn in 1853 and she was bn in 1860. they were married in 1879, and immigrated to Ohio, USA in 1886. I would like to know their parents names and anything you know about them. They had 7 children. It would be nice to contact a living relative to talk to. I would appreciate your help.

  • Bruce G. Hodgson


    April 13, 2015

    My surname Hodgson derives from Oddgson and earlier variants. From the 800s-1000s AD, Britain was settled by the Danes from Denmark and the Norse from Norway, the Danes into Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, the Norse initially in Ireland and when forced out by Irish tribes in 902 AD, they crossed the Irish Sea to colonize Cumberland and North Lancashire. Today the name Hodgson is most common in the same areas colonized by these Norse-Viking settlers.
    There is a correlation between the population density of the Hodgson surname and the pattern of Norse settlement and DNA affirms a high percentage of Norse blood among male Hodgsons. Most modern Hodgsons may be descended from about 50 tenth-century Vikings. In the North of England, names were Oddgeirson, Oddgson, Oddson and Odesun. Early Norse variants go back to the 900s AD. Oddgeir is found in modern Norway.
    The leading ‘H’ in Hodgson comes from the Anglicization of the peculiar Norse pronunciation of the leading vowel, resulting in later variants as in Hrodgeirson and Hodgeson. The silent ‘g’ may well be the survivor of its past syllable ‘geir’, pronounced guy with a soft r.
    There is a marked similarity between the Nordic tongue and the present dialect in the upper English dale. It is estimated that about 6% of Y-DNA in the British Isles is of Norwegian origin. It will be very interesting to see how my surname plays out in the Scandinavian records.

  • George W. Jensen


    February 24, 2016

    My surname is Jensen. My Father was George Frank Jensen b 3-5-1920 in Hamilton Onterio, Canada, his father was George Jensen, b 4-6-1891 in Aarhus. His father was Niels Severin Jensen b 23-1-1857. His father was Jens Christian Jorgensen b 17-3-1810. His father was Jorgen Jensen. My Great Aunts and Uncles were Magda, Elna, Henry, Larry (Laurents) and Nels (Niels). I know that we met some of the relatives in Aarhus in 1957 or 58.