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Sweden and Swedish Ancestry

This group is for anyone interested in Swedish ancestry, or resources.

Members: 259
Latest Activity: Feb 15

Links To Help You With Your Swedish Research

Find names of place in Sweden in Swedish
Eniro-English Translation
Find names of places in Sweden-Translated in English
Swedes in the U.S. Follow Your Ancestors Mirgration Trails

This is an amazing site with a clickable map to track your ancestors migration in the U.S.

Discussion Forum

Brynte andersson Birth record 1806

Started by william Michael Schummer Jun 20, 2015.

Traveling in Sweden for genealogy 10 Replies

Started by Lynn Anderson. Last reply by Lynn Anderson May 13, 2015.

Place names in Sweden 2 Replies

Started by Dana Kelly. Last reply by Dana Kelly Jul 15, 2014.

Carlson 8 Replies

Started by serena clarkson. Last reply by serena clarkson Mar 15, 2014.

Svensdotter-Duckett 8 Replies

Started by Jasper Ann Stain. Last reply by serena clarkson Mar 15, 2014.

Historical Swedish Maps from Lantmäteriet esp. related to farm tenure and land reform. 11 Replies

Started by Erv Nelson. Last reply by Erv Nelson Feb 17, 2014.

H-Swedish Patronymic and Common Name 12 Replies

Started by Ron Townsend. Last reply by M Graham May 25, 2013.

wahlen 2 Replies

Started by beverley whiting. Last reply by beverley whiting Dec 22, 2012.

Berg/Zatterlund ancestry 5 Replies

Started by Virginia Bunn. Last reply by Virginia Bunn Oct 11, 2012.

New Volunteer Site! 1 Reply

Started by Nancy Walker. Last reply by Nancy Walker Sep 17, 2012.

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Comment by Lorraine Hladik on March 23, 2014 at 6:27pm

Did he die or immigrate?  NYQVIST, Gustaf  Adolf Severin was born June 14, 1886 (parents Carl Oscar Johansson Nyqvist and Augusta Charlotta Fahlström) in Örgryte parish.  Carl died 19 February 1894 and Augusta 24 December 1895. Gustaf was first put in a poor house in Örgryte parish, then in a foster home in Forshälla from Feb 2 1898  to 13 Dec 1901 when he returned to Örgryte.  On 4 December 1909 he was listed in the Household Record of Örgryte BII:3 (1908-1913) Bild 141 as being moved to the Book of Missing Persons.  I could not find this book, a death record nor a immigration record.  Does anyone know what happened to him?

Comment by Lynn Anderson on March 16, 2014 at 10:40am

A few various resources for Sweden found at

Comment by serena clarkson on March 15, 2014 at 10:00pm

 Gustaf Adolf FerdinandSvenssonFödd 1864-02-08 i Höreda (F). [3]   i can not find anymore information on my great grandfather, can anyone help me?

Comment by Janet Johnson on March 15, 2014 at 6:30pm
Check out this weekend, is free. High resolution images of Swedish church records.
Comment by Don Johnson on March 15, 2014 at 6:27pm


I am researching Johan Albert Björkman born in Drängsered, Halland on 21 Jun 1878. I have traced him to Snöstorp, Halland in the 1912+1922 Clerical Survey. He is found on page 731 on line 11. Is there someone that can look this record up and tell me where he moved to? I am not able to read and decipher the place listed there. Thanks for any help. Don Johnson

Comment by Dana Kelly on March 15, 2014 at 5:13pm


I appreciate all of your knowledge and work on my behalf. I'm elated to now know the names of my 3rd great grandparents. My husband and I are hoping to visit Sweden next year so now we can both visit where our people came from. His ancestors came from Persburg Grouvor, Varmsland. I found the Swedish website you recommended and it has lots of good information. Thanks again! 
Comment by Lynn Anderson on March 15, 2014 at 1:10pm

Dana Kelly

Re Anders Carlsson *1/1 1824  

I found an Anders Carlsson born 1/1/1824 from Vårgårda. It took a little searching! 

1. I suspected that the village name you had posted as "Vargarda in Vestergotland" county should have been spelled with at least one Swedish letter å as in ...gård, a Swedish word for (small)farm.Using Google search Vårgårda finally materialized as the actual name in Swedish. NOTE  the Swedish letters ÅÄÖ are very important, particularly for finding place names. They appear after in the alphabet. By the way the current county name Västra Göteland is only a few years old (1998). Your village was in Älvsborgs län (county) which may be spelled Elvsborg in old records.  Genealogical research is typically done with the old county names.

Once I got the spelling I found Vårgårda on the map. I used both Google map and my KAK Atlas from the Swedish auto club. The big problem was finding the PARISH where the records are kept. There are several in the area. I searched Kullings-Skövde, Algutstorp, and Fullestad birth records on ArkivDigital (my local Family History Center has free computer access to ArkivDigital. The three major digital archives of Swedish records, SVAR, and ArkivDigital all are subscription for service. Finally I looked in the parish Siene and found it covered Vårgårda (why I cant say, the others are closer!)  On, I did look at the farm name lists for the first three parishes and I should have looked at Siene because there it is. I could have done that from home.

The household examination record shows Anders as a new child in a big family with Parents  Carl Andersson and Annika Persdotter. I can send an image of the page from the register. Siene AI:3 (1812-1826) Image 17 / page 25

We should probably move this conversation to the C page if I can figur how to do it.

Comment by John N. on March 12, 2014 at 4:02pm

Swedish National Archives are free this weekend.

Comment by bcarney on January 1, 2014 at 1:57pm

Thanks all for the feedback from my Dec 21st posting.


Comment by Dana Kelly on December 31, 2013 at 10:14pm

I'm looking for the parents of both Anders Carlson b. 1 Jan. 1824 Torrbacken, Vargarda, Vastergotland, Sweden d. 8 April 1907 Ringo Lake, Dovre, Kandiyohi, Minnesota and his first wife Anna Maria Sellers b. unknown d. 5 June 1866 Dovre, Kandiyohi, Minnesota. They came to Minnesota from Sweden with four children. She died just eight days after they arrived. One of their children was my great grandmother, Mathilda Carlson b.18 Oct. 1864 Sweden (I don't know where in Sweden) d. Oct 1934 Superior, WI.


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