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Sweden and Swedish Ancestry

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

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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 Jim Erickson on July 15, 2009 at 10:56am
The first family I am looking for is that of Erik Eliasson..

Erik Eliasson born 05 Sep 1840. He married Brita Sofia Ersdotter Hedlund 01 Jul 1869 in Överkalix, Norbotten, Sweden.
Brita Sofia Ersdotter Hedlund, born 15 Apr 1848 in Överkalix, Norbotten, Sweden. She was the daughter of Erik Olofsson Hedlund and Märta Larsdotter.

The second Family I am looking for is August Börjesson.

August Börjesson, born 02 Jul 1862 in Brattorp Lilleg Istorp (P) Sweden; died 17 Aug 1960 in Fagerhult Storegard, Istorps församling, Alvborgs Lan. He was the son of Börge Andersson and Anna Britta Jönsdotter. He married Anna Josephina Andersdotter 17 Apr 1888 in Istorp (P).
Anna Josephina Andersdotter, born 14 Feb 1870 in Skattergården, Istorp (P) Sweden; died 21 Apr 1918 in Fagerhult Storegard, Istorps församling, Alvborgs Lan. She was the daughter of Anders Andersson and Inga Cajsa Eriksdotter.
Comment by Leona Olson on July 14, 2009 at 9:31am
Anyone interested in Swedish families from Minnesota might check the Minnesota Historical Society.
Comment by Susan Adamson Fritz on July 13, 2009 at 12:13pm
My great-grandfather, Karl Oskar Segh, left Vadstena in 1892 for the United States. He never told the family his real name, said that he had been born in Liverpool, and that he came to the US when he was 9 years old. The truth is that he was born in S;t Per parish in Vadstena, and came when he was 19 years old.

I suspect that he was in some kind of trouble when he left Sweden and wondered if there is any way to find out.
Comment by Larry Bowles on July 13, 2009 at 11:14am
I have access to all Swedish parish records so if anyone needs help with. an individual record, I may be able to help. Have no problem reading old Swedish parish records
Comment by Jeanie DiLeonardo on July 10, 2009 at 9:28pm
Fantastic! I need help here, more than anywhere else. My great-grandparents on my dad's side came here from Sweden abt 1890. My dad says a recruiter came to Sweden looking for lumberjacks. My ggrandpa Peter Johnson came to Wexford County, Michigan. Dad says he had forearms like Popeye.

I have tried to get a naturalization record on ggpa Peter, but the NIS was not able to find it. Now, I guess I need to see if the state has it.

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