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

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Gävle, Gävleborg, Sweden
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Location of Gävle, Gävleborg, Sweden
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Record Description
Record Type Tax
Collection years: 1860-1900
Language: Swedish
Title in the Language: Sverige, Gävleborg, Gävle stad, Skatt Poster
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Gävle Archive

What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of tax records from the city of 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 information in the records varies by year. The following is usually found:

  • Name of farm or village
  • Name of person responsible for the tax
  • If that person's wife was alive and of taxable age
  • Number of sons of taxable age living there
  • Number of daughters of taxable age living there
  • Number of dränger (male farm laborers) the tax payer was responsible for
  • Number of pigör (female farm laborers) the tax payer was responsible for
  • Number of renters, lodgers, or charitable cases the tax payer was responsible for
  • Date of the tax list
  • Other details and remarks

For help understanding the information in these records see the wiki article Sweden Taxation.

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How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the tax payer
  • Identifying information such as farm or village of residence

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.

Research Helps

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

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  • Information found can vary each year and the details are mostly numbers separated by slash marks so it is easy to confuse what information you are finding.
  • Some tax lists have supplemental pages which may include the names of all family members, birth dates and other miscellaneous information. Search these pages if they are available.

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?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing This Collection

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