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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: 83
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2021

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

Essunga Genealogy

Started by Annelie Jonsson. Last reply by Bruce Karstadt Sep 7, 2020. 6 Replies

Falköping Genealogy

Started by Annelie Jonsson. Last reply by Milt Larson Nov 7, 2019. 14 Replies

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Comment by Bruce Karstadt on September 4, 2020 at 7:31pm

Glad to join!  My great-grandfather August Andreason (b. 1871-01-22) was born to Andreas Svensson (b. 1834-06-26) and Johanna Nilsdotter (b. 1836-12-06) in Åsaka in Lekåsa parish. He was one of 7 children (others were Anna Kristina, Mathilda, Ida Kristina, Svante, Beda and Johan Aron).  The specific place of his birth is listed as Svenstorps Rote Stora Flättorp.  Is this a particular farm?  August ultimately emigrated to the US and changed his last name to Swanson. Does anyone have information about the siblings who may have remained in Sweden, or about the family in general, or the farm?  Thank you !  

Comment by Gary A Dilley on August 4, 2020 at 9:32am

I am trying to locate some additional information on my great-great-grandparents from Skaraborg.  Currently I have the following information.

Anders Magnusson (born: 31Oct1806 in Flistad, died: 27Mar1899 in Bällefors) and Beata Ericsdotter (born: 20Oct1806 in Bällefors, died: 5May1889 in Bällefors)

I have not been able to locate a marriage record for Anders and Beata or where they are buried, nor have I been able to identify the parents or siblings of Anders.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Comment by Anders Earl Flodin on February 24, 2020 at 8:53am

I am trying to locate a farm in Fröjered Parish named Svinabäcken.  I believe the buildings are no longer standing.  Any help would be appreciated.

Comment by Penny Bridges on January 15, 2019 at 1:24pm

Thanks for letting me join.  I have a Charles (Carl) Widen, born 3/26/1856 in Bellefors forsl Skarab(org)? according to the Lutheran Swedish American church records.  I have questions as to his parents - unable to find Widens. I do have a Johannes Anderson and Katarina as his parents, but I am not sure of this.  Any help would be appreciated.

Comment by Lorraine Hladik on March 23, 2014 at 7:08pm

Glad to join.  Some of my relatives came from the Järpås and Levine areas.  Paternal surname of Fahlstöm came into being in 1700's.  Nils Svensson Fahlström was born in 1748, but I have not been able to confirm that due to bad handwriting in the parish records and not sure of exactly which parish.  He was a dragoon and died 21 Oct 1816. I was able to get a copy of his military records. I have not yet extensively researched his wife, Stina Nilsdotter, born in 1753.

Comment by Bertil Svensson on September 30, 2013 at 5:03am

I can see that some members discussed Svante and Alfred Wernhoff and their parents and brothers and sisters. If there is someone who wants to continue this discussion I have som more data!

Here is a 

Anders (Was called “Järp-Anders”) Johansson (8:2). Born 1832-02-07 i Storegården, Laske-Vedum (R). Died 1910-06-05 Ullasjö (P). Buried 1910-07-14 i Svenljunga (P).

Married 1855-07-13 i Bitterna (R) to Johanna Johansdotter (8:3). Born 1834-09-24 i Långöholm, Bitterna (R). Died 1907-04-28 i Ullasjö (P). Buried 1907-05-05 i Svenljunga (P).


Johan August Andersson (7:113). Farmer. Born 1856-12-15 i Kartegården Krono Bitterna, Bitterna (R). Died 1932-05-04 i Kyrketorp Långöholm, Bitterna (R).

Svante Andersson Wernhoff (8:29). Born 1858-11-07 i Kartegården Krono, Bitterna (R). Died i US.

Klara Andersdotter (8:30). Born 1861-01-16 i Kartegården Krono, Bitterna (R). Died in Canada. .

Thilda Andersdotter (8:31). Born 1862-11-06 i Kartegården Krono Bitterna, Bitterna (R). Died 1919-04-21 in Trollhättan (P).

Alfred Andersson Wernhoff (8:32). Born 1865-03-05 i Långöholm Bitterna, Bitterna (R). Died 1928-03-30 Brockton, Massachusetts, USA.

Karl Andersson (8:33). Died 1867-04-06 i Långöholm Bitterna, Bitterna (R). Born 1867-04-04 i Långöholm Bitterna, Bitterna (R).

Karl Andersson Wernhoff (8:34). Died 1956-09-11 i Öxnered (P). Born 1870-08-28 i Långöholm, Bitterna (R). Se tabell 14, s .

Emma Josefina Andersdotter (8:1). Born 1873-07-28 i Långöholm Bitterna, Bitterna (R). Died 1965-12-27 i Assmunds Ingelsgården (same farm as Hjeltagården), Bitterna (R).

Anna Maria Andersdotter (8:35). Born 1875-10-30 i Långöholm Bitterna, Bitterna (R). Died 1946-12-29 i Kärrsgärde, Ullasjö (P).

(Emma Josefina is my wifes grandmother)

/Bertil Svensson

Comment by Annelie Jonsson on August 22, 2013 at 8:24am
Comment by Martha Vestal Clarke on August 20, 2013 at 6:42pm

I am looking for the location of two farms in Fägre Parish:  Harstensmossen and Stanbacken.  I plan to visit them.   Please advise.

Also, how can I get parish maps for Skaraborg County?


Martha Clarke

Comment by Jeff Whitehead on June 6, 2013 at 10:58am

New to both this site and this group. Hope to learn a little about the langue and customs of the area my family came from.

Comment by serena clarkson on October 14, 2012 at 1:32pm

Do I have any famous family? Do I have anything interesting in my family?


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