The records of the Karlskoga Heritage Society are
jam-packed with information about emigrants from Karlskoga,
Bjurtjarn, Degerfors and Karlsdal. From 1849 to 1935 nearly 7000
people left the Karlskoga area, sailed to the United States and
fanned out over the continent. Every year descendants of these
emigrants visit the archives of our Heritage Society, where
archivists are ready to help them in their search for Swedish roots.
The Society, in turn, seeks to learn the fate in the new country of
a large number of former Karlskoga residents.
If you are making a
trip to Sweden, contact the Society.
We are located close to
Karlskoga Tourist Center.
Postal and visiting address:
Karlskoga Bergslags Hembygdsforening
SE-691 32 KARLSKOGA
E-mail: Hakan Karlsson
Phone: 0586-560 26 or +46 586 560 26
We invite you to come tell us the story of your ancestors and
their emigration. We try to provide good service, guidance and help
with research. Our offices are located close to the Karlskoga
Tourist Office at Nya Folkets hus.