Birgitta Grunde in Trelleborg pioneered the registration of Scanian emigrants already many years ago. The Scanian Genealogy Federation in collaboration with The Swedish Emigrant Institute in Växjö have supported the continuation of this work, and made the data available on electronic media and in user friendly tables. Currently, about 171,000 individuals from the Province of Scania from 1850-1900 have been registered. These data are also integrated in a national database that currently contain complete records from household examination rolls/clerical surveys and emigration rolls for about 0.95 million individuals. When completed, EMIBAS will contain data on 1.2 million persons. The Swedish Emigrant institute is in the process of preparing a CD-ROM edition of the material currently available in the EMIBAS database. In the meantime, you can submit an inquiry to EMIBAS by mail.
The EMIBAS database is based on data from clerical surveys and emigration records. If you already have this information about "your" emigrant", EMIBAS cannot help you further. However, if you know or think you know that a person emigrated, and you have lost track of him or her in the Swedish parishes, a search in EMIBAS can show you the persons last parish of residence before emigrating. With this information you can proceed to investigate the person using the church records. If you have all parish records concerning a Swedish emigrant, and you know his or her final destination - please let us know! We will then add this information to the EMIBAS database.
There is also a CD-ROM with a database called EMIGRANTEN, the Emigrant. This database contains police records from selected Swedish harbors, gathered on so called ship's lists of all emigrating individuals. Here you can find information on the port of departure, date and destination of the emigrant. We can also help you do a search in EMIGRANTEN, if you have not tried this option before.
Send your request to: Åke Kjellqvist, Lagerlöfs väg 18, SE-245 32 Staffanstorp, SWEDEN
Enclose US$3.00 per request (minimum charge is US$6.00) in cash (checks and money orders are too expensive both for you and us)
Emigrated (date, year):
From: (village) in (parish)
To: (Country) (location)
I have found information about the emigration in the clerical surveys or emigration records. (Yes/No)
I do not know the residence of the person at the time of emigration. (Yes/No)
I would like to know the police departure records on the emigrant (search in EMIGRANTEN). (Yes/No)
If you know where the emigrant settled in the destination country or any other data, please include it below.
Your e-mail address