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Title in the Language of the Record

Sverige, Gävleborg, Gävle stad, Skatt Poster

Record Description

The collection consists of tax records from the city of Gävle for the years 1860 to 1900.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record 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.

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

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

Search the Collection

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Archive"
⇒ Select the "Series and Title"
⇒ Select the "Volume and Year" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Swedish so you will need to be able to understand written Swedish. For help with reading the records please see the following wiki articles:

Using the Information

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.

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.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

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

Related Websites


Related Wiki Articles

Sweden Taxation

Contributions to this Article

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 especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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

Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

“Sweden, Gävleborg, Gävle, Tax Records, 1860-1900. ” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2014. Citing Gävle Archivist. Gävle stadsarkiv, Gavle, Sweden.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.


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