Where you find the mantal number Have you seen that number in the margins of the Household records? It’s usually a fraction. The number may also be written above the household. Sometimes it’s followed by the word mantal. Often it also says oförmedlade, förmedlade, or for short ofm mtl, fm mtl or
Medieval roots Glad midsommar! Midsummer in Sweden is an old tradition. Swedes often joke about it being our unofficial national day. Midsummer was first documented in Sweden in the year 1555. At the time it was celebrated with dancing in the light of bonfires in the fields or in the town
Steam locomotive in Hedemora, Kopparberg County. Kopparberg County is now Dalarna County and the landskap is Dalarna.
Boom! Timber rafters on Almsjön, Lima Parish, Kopparberg County, around 1920.
Magic. Walking to a water spring on Trefaldighetsafton, the day before Trinity Sunday. The long gone tradition of washing in or drinking spring water referred to the old belief that the springs had healing powers. 1908 in Lövmarken, Söderbärke Parish, Kopparberg County.
Bullermor Stina Persdotter hits a piece of flint with firesteel. Gagnef Parish, Kopparberg County (Dalarna), 1916.
The internet is many decades away. A young woman is forwarding a message at the telegraph station in the city hall of Falun, Dalarna before 1904. Telegraph tables to the left. The telephone is marked “rikstelefon” to point out that it has national reach.
Women baking thin bread (tunnbröd) in Kopparberg County and Dalarna.