The databases

The Demographic Data Base both produces population databases and makes them available for research. Parish registers from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century, as well as parish statistics from the years 1749-1859, are the sources being digitized.

Short information about the databases

POPLINK is a longitudinal population database, containing information from parish registers from the 18th century until the 1950s. It consists of information from the Skellefteå region and parishes in the Umeå region. This research infrastructure is both unique and of great use for many disciplines. 
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The Linnaeus database is another unique research resource, financed by Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council). Linking information from four existing databases – Betula, The Västerbotten Intervention Programme (VIP), Statistics Sweden and The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare – it enables researchers to see new connections between health, lifestyle and ageing. 
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POPUM is one of the world’s most information-dense historical population databases. In this database individual records from different kinds of parish registers have been linked, for example catechetical registers, birth and baptism registers, banns and marriage registers, migrations registers, and death registers.
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The database TABVERK contains unique population statistics during the time period 1749-1859. In 1749 a system for population statistics, Tabellverket, was established in Sweden. Tabellverket annually collected and presented data for important demographic events in the 2500 parishes of the country. This is a source that really is one of a kind, because of its thorough demographic information at such an early point in time.
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The FOLKNET database contains information about the local population development in Sweden 1810 to 1990. The data was originally collected by the enthusiast Christian Svärd, who gave it to the DDB for digitizing. The population figures are mainly taken from Statistics Sweden’s historical publications. Additional data have been collected from Tabellverket’s population forms.
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