The Swedish Emigrant Institute, a national research center, helps clients find living relatives and establish contact with them.
The Institute also arranges courses in genealogy and assists in the reading of old hand-written documents. The Institute has Europe's largest collection of emigration history and has a 13,000-sq. ft. space for exhibitions, library, archives and reading rooms.
The Institute’s collections cover the 1846–1930 period of Swedish overseas migration, during which time 1.2 million people left Sweden. The archives contain approximately 6,000 ft. of materials, the library has over 20,000 titles, and the comprehensive database and church record inventories contain literally millions of names, dates and places.
The House of Emigrants also contains exhibition halls with permanent and temporary displays.
Researchers are requested to get in touch well in advance, and give as many details as they can about their ancestors, to help the staff to prepare for a researcher´s visit.
The Swedish Emigrant Institute
The House of Emigrants
Växjö, Småland, Sweden
Ph. +46 (0)4 702 01 20
The House of Genalogy
Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden
Ph. +46 (0)2 471 22 80
The House of Migrants (runned by Culture & Kin AB)
Alfta, Hälsingland, Sweden
Ph. +46 (0)271 140 10
Swedish American Center
Karlstad, Värmland, Sweden
Ph. +46 (0)54 671 51 00
The brochure “Discover your Heritage in Sweden” is available from VisitSweden and can be ordered by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.