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Skaraborg County Ancestry – Sweden


Skaraborg County Ancestry – Sweden

This group is for anyone who have interest in former Skaraborg county in Sweden. You are welcome to post in the "Diskussion Forum" which Your parish belong to.

Please respect to just do queries in the Forum your parish belong to.

Location: Skaraborg County, Sweden
Members: 80
Latest Activity: Feb 24

Links for Skaraborg

Falköping Emigrants from Falbygden. - Learn more about the area around Falköping.

Götene Släktforskarförening en förening för släktforskare med rötter i Götenebygden

Habobygdens Släktforskarförening

Rötter - Swedish Genealogy Federation

Hans Högman's Genealogy in Sweden The purpose the site is to give information to Americans and other non-Swedes on how to trace their roots in Swedish sources.

Parishes of Västergötland

Lingofriends - A community to learn / teach language . You teach someone your language and in return you can learn swedish.

Swedish Heritage Tour - Genealogical Adventures 2020


Discussion Forum

Falköping Genealogy 14 Replies

Started by Annelie Jonsson. Last reply by Milt Larson Nov 7, 2019.

Jacobsson Ancestor, Ostergotland or Skaraborg ? See attached note and records 7 Replies

Started by RM Hubbard. Last reply by RM Hubbard Feb 3, 2013.

Christina Skott born Falkoping 1843

Started by Phil Halverson Jan 27, 2013.

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Comment by Kristen Holquist Waite on July 19, 2012 at 9:57pm

I have found the words in two places.

1) On the Flyttningsbevis (immigration papers) for my great-grandparents (Anders Peter Svensson and Johanna Johansdotter), after his name, it says, "frön Bragnum Frostag: af Lekåsa Moderförsamling".

2) On (what appears to be) an inside page from a Bible, which lists names. Under Anders Petter Svensson, it says, Frostage Bragnom föd år 1856 den 26 Maj, and under that, Johanna Johannsdotter, with Frostage Bragnom föd år1855 den 7 Juli.

So, I'm thinking that it is a location, or the name of a farm?

Comment by Bobbie Craig on July 19, 2012 at 10:49am

I have a family that lived in Agnetorp, Skaraborgs and emigrated to the United States on 26 Sep 1871. 

Pettersson, Carl - Arbetare (married man)
b. 9/2/1840 in Velinga, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland)
Emigrated 9/26/1871 from Elmeryd, Daretorp, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland) to Amerika
Source: Household Examination Roll, p. 166
Emibas migration file ID: Daretorp R 1871 007

Post 633599
Johansdotter, Clara Lovisa - Arbetarhustru (married woman)
b. 8/20/1845 in Fågelås, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland)
Emigrated 9/26/1871 from Elmeryd, Daretorp, Skaraborgs län (Västergötland) to Amerika
Source: Household Examination Roll, p. 166
Emibas migration file ID: Daretorp R 1871 008

They went to Wisconsin where they had changed their name to Lundberg by the 1880 census.

How do I look at their ancestors to see if a grandparent was a Lundberg?

Thanks for any help


Comment by Annelie Jonsson on July 19, 2012 at 7:40am

There is a Rote in Floby parish in Falköping with the name Bragnum. Could it be that your meant. Frostage is an other matter, don't know what it is.

What is the connection?

In what 


Comment by Kristen Holquist Waite on July 18, 2012 at 4:53pm

What is "Frostage: Bragnom"

Comment by Barbara Wells on November 11, 2011 at 11:12am

Hello Annelie, JF Johansson was born on the tiny island of Djurö in the parish of Torsö near Mariestad on 4 Apr 1847.  This island is now a national park in Lake Vänern. Perhaps this is where the original confusion came in - 2 places named Djurö.  Maybe someone in the past did a little research and found only the Djurö in Stockholms län and didn't realize about the second one in Skaraborg.  Some time ago I looked in the Torsö records and also through some of the Stockholm records (I made it up to parish names beginning with "V" so far), but couldn't find Lovisa Larsd. yet.  She may have been born elsewhere in Skaraborg or perhaps in Stockholms län, or perhaps I missed her name when my eyes got fatigued! There is not much known about Lovisa except as mentioned below. She was born 10 Aug 1845, married L. Joneson (no first name and surname may be spelled differently), emigrated in 1869 with that husband and 2 young children - Carl and Sofie (and Sofie died at sea).  This weekend I will try sorting through more records with the free access to Arkiv Digital.  Thanks for any suggestions you may have on trying to track down Lovisa. - Barbara

Comment by Annelie Jonsson on November 11, 2011 at 9:07am

To Barbara

The connection with Stockholm I think is of Djurö, as that place are in Stockholm's län. Torsö, is an island just outside Mariestad in the lake Vänern. So where is your John Fredrick Johansson born?? In Djurö or Torsö??


Comment by Lorraine Fielder on November 7, 2011 at 5:11pm


Thank you so much, I've just looked at the website.  I will try on the weekend.


Comment by Steven D Koehler on November 7, 2011 at 4:02pm


Free access to Arkiv Digital is being offered this weekend, allowing you to access the records you are seeking.  See the promotional information below from an email I recently received:


"ArkivDigital is probably the largest private digital archive in Sweden related to family research and we have just passed the 31 million images from more than 127.000 volumes of church book materials among a lot of other records. This represents about 7 shelf kilometers of documents.

Free Swedish Genealogy research with ArkivDigital this weekend

During the next weekend from Saturday Nov 12th until Sunday Nov 13th we offer everyone free access to our image database. Take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with ArkivDigital and what we have to offer.

Special price on “1 Year” subscription
ArkivDigital 1 year for only 995 SEK approx. 151 USD (regular price is 1195 SEK approx. 181 USD). This is a great opportunity to subscribe to ArkivDigital for a low price and it can be purchased between November 8th and November 20th.

How do I research for free this weekend?
Register at:
Then you need to install our software ADOnLine: and follow the instructions there.

When ADOnLine is installed you will find a new icon on your desktop named ADOnLine2. Double-click the icon and the program will start. Log in with your email (username) and the password you chose when you registered.

In the program you will find a list of parishes, courts, and other record holder's name on the left side. You may search for your parish directly in the search field or scroll the list. Click on the parish (or other record holder's name) on the left side and all accessible volumes for that parish will pop up in a list on the right side. Double-click the volume you want to study and the first picture of that volume will open in a new window.

Please let us know if there is any problem with your registration or opening the program!"

I'm not affiliated with Arkiv Digital but have used their records in the past.  Try it for free this weekend and consider a subscription if you need to access more records over a longer period of time.



Comment by Lorraine Fielder on November 7, 2011 at 3:34pm

Hi Annelie

I have tried to get to see the church book AI - 8, page 92  but I can't.  Is it possible for you to tell me who is listed for the family at this time. I want to be sure I have all the children  I would really appreciate it.  I have found the family in an earlier church book.  Thank you in advance.


Comment by Lorraine Fielder on November 4, 2011 at 3:36pm

Does any one have access to the Bitterna Churchbook Husförhörslängd AI - 8, page 92 .  I cannot acces it, I can only get AI-5. 



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