The Swedish Emigrant Institute’s research service only responds to questions that can be related to emigration. For questions relating to family history in general and which don’t relate to emigration, a number of digital databases are available, such as Ancestry, ArkivDigital, the Digital Research Room (previously SVAR), myheritage.se and many more.
Research room opening hours
The research room is open on weekdays, only booked visits. To make sure there is an opportunity to do research, book your visit in the form below.
- In June, July and August, the research room is open Monday–Friday 1o:00 am–4:00 pm
- In September, the research room is open Tuesday–Friday 1o:00 am–4:00 pm
- In October–May, the research room is open Wednesday–Thursday 1o:00 am–4:00 pm
The exhibition “The Dream of America” is closed. In the autumn of 2020, a new exhibition about migration will open at the House of Emigrants, replacing Dream of America.
Visits to the research room during which you carry out your own research are free of charge. If you require help from our personnel with your research, the visit costs SEK 200 ($25). If you want answers to research questions, each question costs SEK 400 ($50). Only payment by card or cash.