Sweden, Gävleborg, Gävle, Orphanage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Gävle, Gävleborg, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Orphanage
Collection years: 1854-1926
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Gävleborg, Gävle stad, Barnhem Poster
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Gävle Archive

What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of records from orphanges in Gävle for the years 1860 to 1900.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are written in Language. For help reading these records see the following:

Collection Content

The records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of orphan
  • Birth date or age
  • Birth place or parish of residence
  • Date admitted to the orphanage
  • Name of individual paying the admittance fee

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name
  • Identifying information such as age or birth date

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Archive
  2. Select Series and Title
  3. Select Volume and Year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the child's name, birth date and place to search church records for a birth record.

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Sweden.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The child may or may not have come from a parish that was close to the orphanage.
  • The father’s name may be given as a responsible party for payment to the orphanage.
  • The child's name may have been assigned by the orphanage.
  • The individual paying the admittance fee may be a clue to which parish the child came from.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Be sure to search all clerical surveys and moving records relevant to your ancestor.

What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation:
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Image Citation

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