Posted by on 8 October 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections, General, Record Collections

We’ve reached the half-way point in our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown! For today’s treat, we’ve made our Births from the Swedish Death Index, 1947-2006, completely free for everyone to use. They’ll stay that way until October 15th.

This is a great opportunity to try your hand at an unusual collection from overseas. The records actually include people who died in Sweden between 1947 and 2006. However, volunteers have painstakingly extracted information about each person’s date and place of birth, creating a unique resource.

Because these records are written in Swedish, it usually won’t work if you search using English spellings of place names. Instead, take the time to find out the local name for a village or town you’re interested in. For example, Gothenburg in Swedish is Göteborg, while the country itself is called Sverige.

Come back tomorrow for free access to our US WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.

See all our free record collections this month.

* Each collection will become available to search for free from 7am BST on the relevant day.  All collections will be available to search until 12 midnight BST on 15 October 2011.  To view these records you will need to register for free with with your name and email address.