August 29 1915 – This day in Sweden

Today, August 29, 103 years ago actress Ingrid Bergman was born (also on this day 35 years since she died). There are lots of information to be found about her in books and on Internet but for fun I did a couple of searches in some of the databases I use when doing genealogy and family history research.

First time she is found in the archives must be in the birth book of Hedvig Eleonora parish in Stockholm.

ArkivDigital: Hedvig Eleonora CI:43 (1913-1916) Bild 1350 / sid 141 (AID: v244939c.b1350.s141, NAD: SE/SSA/0006)


But there are other places to look for information than the church books, for example in their Immigration and travel databases since we know Ingrid did travel a lot. She traveled with SA SK 931 1959 from Copenhagen to Los Angeles and she stayed at the Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel and her address i Paris is listed as well.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Passenger & Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Los Angeles, California; NAI Number: 2788930; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787-2009; Record Group Number: 85

Later the same year she travels from Le Bourget to New York and stays at Hampshire House. It is also a small note that she is an actress next to the stamp.

The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Series Title: Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at New York, New York.; NAI Number: 2848504; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 – 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A3998; NARA Roll Number: 227

Ingrid applied for American citizenship and here is her Declaration of Intention. At the time she was married to her first husband Petter Lindström and her daughter Pia is also mentioned.

National Archives at Riverside; Riverside, California; NAI Number: 618171; Record Group Title: 21; Record Group Number: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009

Ingrid Bergman died on August 29 1982 in London and that can ofcourse also be found in a database. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2007. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England.




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