The Demographic Data Base, at CEDAR, 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 main sources being digitized.
With the FOLKNET database you get access to population statistics on a local and regional level, 1810-1990.
The Demographic Data Base (DDB) started in 1973 as a pilot project, funded by the Ministry of Labour and supported by the Swedish National Archives. In 1978 it became a separate unit at Umeå University, with a clearly stated regulation: to register, process and make data available for research, education and archives, and to promote scientific cooperation and method development.
Today DDB is a part of CEDAR and have working places at four destinations in Sweden: Umeå, Jörn, Karesuando and Haparanda. The Demographic Data Base has developed into a well-known research resource, both nationally and internationally.