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Rachelle Parrella
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  • Waltham, MA
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Looking for Information on my Great Grandmother Annie Shallies born Postma May 17, 1902 - Dec 23, 1994

Started Feb 6, 2012 0 Replies

I can't seem to find a link to Annie Shallies born Postma  and her relatives. Her husband was Ernest Wilbur Shallies who was born  Oct 7, 1898 in Boston, MA. If anyone has any information, please let…Continue

Siblings having the same names

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slægtens Historie Apr 28, 2012. 5 Replies

My swedish family that I have located, seemed to have named their daughter the same as the last. I noticed that also went for males. They would change up the middle name, just enough to show they…Continue

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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Akesson, Olson, Pearson, Nilson, Mattsdotter, Bengsdotter maybe more? I am also going to be searching my maternal grandfather's side which is Colby. My maternal grandmother's side, Shallies, which I can't seem to locate at all!
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Sweden, Norway, England, Netherlands
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Beginning Family History Researcher

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At 6:04pm on February 8, 2012, Caren said…

Howdy! Im curious as to where your Horton's are from? I've got Horton's way back on my tree. :)

At 3:41am on February 8, 2012, Sue Pearson Greichunos said…

Hi Rachelle ~ Thanks for your reply.  Say, I wanted to mention that on Facebook there are two genealogy groups specific to those of us with Swedish ancestry.  One group, "Swedish Heart Genealogy," has many volunteers -- both in Sweden and the U.S. -- who will do lookups for you and help with brick walls.
The other group, "Swedish/American People Search," is for Swedes looking for U.S. emigrant descendants and Americans looking for descendants of Swedish ancestors.  There's a lot of activity in both these groups and many people are finding answers they're searching for.  ~ Sue

At 6:58pm on February 7, 2012, Jim Avery said…

Hello - do you know we have an active chat community here on Gen Wise? There are usually people in the room willing to do lookups, answer questions, give advice or just talk about genealogy and history. We also have scheduled talks on various subjects including trivia on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 9 pm eastern time. Please join us sometime.

Where are your Colbys from? I am interested in a George Colby who lived in Henniker NH.

At 12:01pm on February 7, 2012, Sue Pearson Greichunos said…

Hi Rachelle ~ My Persson line is from around Filipstad, Värmlands län, Sweden.  My Grandfather was a blacksmith in the region, his sons learned tool and diemaking trade then four of them emigrated to the U.S., but the oldest (Johan Adolf -- John here, but Adolf in Sweden) returned about 1929 to remain.  I, too, would like to travel to Sweden someday to help fill in some of the gaps. 
I like all the photos you've uploaded.  I haven't done this yet, but I will try to do so.  Thanks for contacting me.  It may be a long shot that we have a mutual relative, but I would enjoy sharing notes.  Good hunting to us both in our family searches.
~ Sue



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