The House of Migrants is a center for emigration and genealogy
research. The center is located in the province of Gävleborg. The work consists
of building a database of the county's emigrants and immigrants and collecting
local historical resource material. In this way, the history of our area comes
history in Alfta
At the House of Migrants in Alfta, a museum is constructed
to showcase the emigration from this area and the religious cult "Ersk-Jansarna."
We welcome visitors both in groups and individually and can offer guided tours
and information about emigration in general. We also offer lectures about emigration,
genealogical research and about how local history can be used in teaching.
If you want to look for emigrants or relatives from the
provinces of Gävleborg or Västernorrland, we can help you. You can either let
us do the job or come here and do the research yourself with the help of our
material. We also offer courses in genealogy research if you need help to get
started. We sell books and booklets about emigration.