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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 Lynn Anderson on December 29, 2016 at 7:50pm


Group has not been very active lately. You will need to get to the parish your ancestors came from in Sweden. That is where main records were kept.     If you are just beginning, visit and read the portal entry for SWEDEN.

Comment by Stacey Tates on November 13, 2016 at 3:32pm

Is this group active?
My aunt and I have just started researching our neglected Swedish line.

Comment by serena clarkson on November 17, 2014 at 10:31am

Alan, please email, as I think we may have some ancestors in common.

Comment by Linda Ruth Billington Stewart on November 17, 2014 at 8:00am

My grandmother's family lived near J?nk?ping, where her father had a farm. The family lost the farm and were near destitute about 1886. Any idea where I fight find records to learn more about their farm failure? It was Gragaryds rote, Dann?s Parish.

Comment by Allan H. Merrill on November 16, 2014 at 10:00pm

Thank you, very much, Jean!  I'm not sure if I would have found it.  That C:3 volume is very hard to read in Ancestry records.

Comment by Jean Larson on November 16, 2014 at 9:22pm

On page 221 of Vireda C:5 (1792-1795) the birth record for Johannes, son of Lars Svensson and Kierstin Jönsdotter, It is on the bottom half of the page. 

Comment by Allan H. Merrill on November 16, 2014 at 6:21pm

I am having a very difficult time finding a Birth Record in Vireda, Jönköping for the date 22 October 1793.  I usually can decipher the records.  But the records for 1792-1795 are just horrible for me to read.  Would someone be able to find the Image or Page number for me?  My 3rd great grandfather's name is Johannes Larrsson.  Thank you very much!

Comment by Lorraine Hladik on June 22, 2014 at 2:52pm

I think an ancestor had several children after she was 40, all illegitimate.  Could not find a different mother that would work.   Have you had ancestors giving birth in their 40's.

Comment by Diane Victoria Calhoun on June 3, 2014 at 8:09pm

Thank you Jean.  I just looked at that site and after this month, but before July 1st, I will sign up for them.  The site I am on is which looks very similiar and what is funny after I signed up for one month a few days ago, I saw the 2 month deal on there.  Then by accident I downloaded the app to my iPad for your site and realized I had the wrong program.

Thanks everyone for the help. 


Comment by Jean Larson on June 3, 2014 at 6:12pm

Arkiv Digital is a subscription site in Sweden. They are going around Sweden scanning the church records and other other records. There is an English version of the software you can download to look at the records. They are having a sale between now and July 1 where you can get a two months subscription for $38. I have used Arkiv Digital for several years and I like it. You could try it for two months and see how you like it. The website is


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