Migration in Sweden and Finland 1613–1618 (from Älvsborg's ransom taxation records)

SND-ID: 2023-167. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/msns-9547


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Martin Andersson - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences orcid

Research principal

Södertörns högskola - School of Historical and Contemporary Studies rorId

Principal's reference number



Data on migration (local as well as interregional and international) in Sweden and Finland during the period 1613–1618. The data concern the household/individual level, urban and rural. For each household/individual the data contain title/occupation, name, home address, and migration destination; given as parish/town, hundred, and county/country (if the data is present in the source). The data is collected from the taxation records from the second Älvsborg's ransom taxation (in the National Archives of Sweden and Finland).

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis

Time period(s) investigated

1613 – 1618



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Finland

Geographic description: The Swedish realm during the period 1613-1618, including Finland.

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Migration (CESSDA Topic Classification)

History (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


Sort by name | Sort by year

Andersson, M. (2018). Migration i 1600-talets Sverige : Älvsborgs lösen 1613–1618. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36698
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36698
ISBN: 9789187439506
SwePub: oai:DiVA.org:sh-36698

Andersson, Martin (2022). Rural Migration in Premodern Europe: Sweden, 1613–1618. Journal of Migration History 8:2, 156-172.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/23519924-08020002

If you have published anything based on these data, please notify us with a reference to your publication(s). If you are responsible for the catalogue entry, you can update the metadata/data description in DORIS.

Published: 2023-08-28
Last updated: 2023-08-28