How do I do my Connecticut research? At an computer, at night, in Sweden. Translating my questions on "Google translator"
I am working on this enigma:
Two brothers left Sweden. Settled in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Samuel Ludvig Johansson (Sam Johnson) 1870-05-14 - 1939-03-05 I have contact with his descendants by e-mail.
Per Johan Fritiof Johansson 1866-01-18. Is it (Fritz Johnson) who died in 1912 and was married to Anna Olsen? Did they get any children? And grandchildren?
I'm glad to hear from you! When did the brothers arrive in Bridgeport? Have you found them on the United States census? Are the descendants of Samuel interested in helping you find out about his brother?
Recently, I viewed the webinar at Legacy Family Tree by Marian Pierre-Louis. It was an excellent presentation on doing research in Connecticut, a state I have found difficult to do research in as I do not live nearby either.
Unfortunately, it is no longer free to watch BUT the DVD is only $10 or so. I think this would be a great investment for any Connecticut society or researcher as she covered research over a very large time period and suggested many many resources for research.
She has an upcoming presentation on Massachusetts. My ancestors did not arrive until the 1880s, however, her presentation on Connecticut was so good, I have decided to listen to the one on Massachusetts and perhaps learn of a few more records to find those elusive ancestors.
Margie in Washington State