I am looking for the lady that you can se in my profilphoto.In Swedish church books her given birth name is Hellma or Hilma or Alma Carlsdotter born 14 october 1858 in Härlunda Skaraborg Sweden.Her mother and fathers names: Carl Larsson born 28 Januari in Härlunda Skaraborg Sweden. Mothers name: Anna Maria Andersdotter born 1 December in Bjerka,Skattegården Trestena.Carl Larsson was a arrendator (rent) Gräsön Vinköl Skaraborg Sweden.Hellma/Hillma/Alma Carlsdotter moved from Sweden in year 1874 to USA.
The photo: What time period is her cloths from ? Do the big cross she is wearing around her neck tell what church she belong to? She weare a juvelery M, my grandmother told thet her name was Matilda but that she was called Tillda, it is confusing whiw all this first names.Did she change her name when she came to USA ?What shipp did she leave Sweden whiw ? And what shipp did she arrive to her new country whiw ? The photo is markt Haynes Fargo DT do that tell anything about her location in USA ? Did the phothographer have several photostudios in USA ? I have tryed so hard to find the answers about this laydy, but mabye I never will find any answers.I have whiw help from membes in this forum traced a nother family related to me on another side of my family.That time I also only had a photo and a possibel name, and I had been giving up then I got help so mabye it is not impossible to trace this lady after all.I want to say thankyou to everyone helping me that time, becourse I now have contact whiw since long lost fammily members in USA thank's to GenealogiWise !
Do not worry. Some family history research takes time and little digging in a lot of places and asking lots of questions.
Haynes was likely the photographer and studio owner. Most studios were one man operations (rarely women). Fargo is a prominent city today in North Dakota. DT means Dakota Territory. It was territory from 1861 until 1889 when it became a state. There was lots of Swedish immigration in this area. It is just across the river from Morehead Minnesota. Photography bacame very popular in the 1880s... before that not so much. Clothes in portraits generally do not help.
Since you have an immigration year, you should ckeck for her travel there first.
How Sweden are divided in, you should read more in Hans Högman's website. The link you have above.
Here is a small exp
Skaraborg is the län
Åsaka is a Rote
Skaddeg should be a farm but somehow the spelling isn't correct. The farms in Åsaka are:
Godegården, Frugården, Herregården, Klockarebolet, Stommen and Västergården.
So you Skaddeg should be one of them.
Looking for information on Alma and Axel Lundqvist and their father Carl and any other family members.
Alma was born in Ostra Gerum on 14 Feb 1882.
Axel was born in Ostra Gerum on about 1890.
These two Emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.
John - we move this subject to Tidaholm instead as Östra Gerum is a parish in that area.
Found them in Census 1900.
I have a Sven Svensson (Häll/Hell is the military name when he was in Kymbo) born on September 12, 1787 in Kinnevad. I'm not sure which parish this is in, but a google search says it is near Skara. I'm looking for his parents and any siblings.
Thanks in advance.