Jake Peterson

Jake Peterson

Jake’s greatest dream is to reveal stories that have been buried in history. He does this through rigorous research and combing through archives to preserve precious stories for future generations. Jake has qualifications in narrative therapy and family studies, and is an author, family historian, and researcher. In 2022, he published his first book “Arcadia.” Follow Jake on Instagram @polmanarkivet.

John Magnus Påhlman (1860 – 1945)

The Dedicated Innovator Johan Magnus Påhlman was not merely satisfied with a legacy, and made attempts to amplify and improve his father’s efforts throughout his career. John Magnus Ottosson Påhlman was the youngest of four children of Otto Magnus Påhlman…

Otto Ottosson Påhlman (1853 – 1915)

The Committed Educator Otto Ottosson Påhlman advanced his father’s legacy and writing method, successfully establishing an institute in Copenhagen.  The third child and eldest son of Otto Magnus Påhlman and his wife Amalia, Otto Ottosson (also known as Gösta) was…

10 Questions with Göran Mörner

With his new book – Sveriges Ridderskap och Adels vapenbok – Göran Mörner hopes that people will finally know what their Coat of Arms really should look like. "I realized that there had been a great misconception of the objects and colors in some Coats of Arms. These letter patents were in private possession and hadn't been shown to the public in 350 years."

A Look at Our First Acquisition

As a digital archive primarily focused on preserving the history of the Polman family, Polmanarkivet has always valued the importance of safeguarding collections for future generations. Today, we are proud to announce our first-ever physical acquisition, a collection of 18th and 17th-century manuscripts related to the Pohlmann family from Hille, where the family originated. This collection is not just an addition to our archives, but a tangible link to the very roots of the family tree.

The Officers of Skokloster Castle

In 1623, the field marshal Herman Wrangel commissioned life-sized portraits of his officers, which adorn the walls of the magnificent baroque castle Skokloster. They are the gallant Swedish soldiers of the Thirty Years' War who, in 1621, seized and captured the fortress of Riga, ensuring Sweden's control over the coasts of the Baltic Sea.