hello Richard. Looks like you are a busy guy helping a lot of other people, and me. I appreciate it. Yes, you are right, my grandmother did have siblings,but they died before I was born. I found your comment about my great grandparents coming from the USA quite intriguing. Where can I go to find out where my great-grandparents were born? Thanks again
Hello Richard. I'm sorry I am so terrible about getting back to you. After a few years out of school I decided to go back to nursing school. All of the schoolwork is keeping me very busy! Are all of your ancestors from Sweden? I noticed that you are researching the surname Fick. I have Fick ancestors as well, but they are from Germany. What area of Skåne are you from? Is it a very large area of Sweden? What advice to you have for an American trying to track down ancestors in Sweden? Where should I start? Talk to you soon. :-)
Richard ~ thank you for the info on Privacy Laws in Sweden... Understood! In USA we also have lots of privacy laws in effect... I'm just a beginner at this, but I believe I can get info just on Census records only up to 1930.
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO FOR YOU VIA U.S. RECORDS?? I HAVE A SUBSCRIPTION TO ANCESTRY.COM ... not shouting ... just want you to see this over all the other Wall clutter... ~ Cordially, Sue
Hello Richard! I ran across your name in the Sweden and Swedish Ancestry group. I see that you are from Skåne. I recently discovered that my great grandfather emigrated to Michigan from that area of Sweden--more specifically, Kågeröd. Are you familiar with that area? Would love to get in contact with you when you have the time. :-)
Well, yes and no; my Dahlquist ancestor's name was spelled Dahlqvist in his Swedish emigration record, but when he lived in Chicago the name was always spelled Dahlquist. He was from Kinneved, in Skaraborg. Another immigrant ancestor was from Grevie, in Kristianstad. My remaining ancestor of Swedish descent in that generation was born in Indiana, but her parents immigrated from Sweden, separately. I am still trying to find out where they came from. Her mother came over with her family in 1851. I found the passenger list and know when and where the family arrived; the ship departed from Gothenburg, but I don't know where the family was from.