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I need a translation for this entry, for Bengta Nilsdotter born November 10, 1776. years ago I got a translation from somewhere (this site?) isn’t there a mother listed?
Malmöhus Anderslöv Sweden Födde 1757 - 1854 1171.32.69800 KL-310
thanks Gay Murphy
Here's ArkivDigital's list of which parish the records are for Los Parish for the years and types
If you look down the menu on the right side you can find same info for Färila.
On Mon, 4/23/18, Gail Barbitta <gbarbitta3(a)comcast.net> wrote:
Subject: [SWEDEN] Los Parish, Gävleborg
To: "'Swedish Researchers'" <sweden(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018, 10:46 PM
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I've been puzzled by Los Parish.
In the 1840's, Los became its own
parish; formerly it was part of Färila parish. In the
index for Arkivdigital, the household records of Färila
AI:3 (1744-1763), Färila AI:4 (1764-1765), Färila AI:5a
(1766-1774) and Färila AI:5b (1751-1795), it says Los is
included in the Färila parish. However, I have gone
through those various household records page by page and I
can't find Los at all. Did it have another name?
What am I missing? Or are these records just
missing?? Or, are they in SVAR and NOT in
Arkvidigital? Los IS included in the household records
Färila AI:6a (1781-1795) and Färila AI:6b
Also, Los has a form I've never seen
before in their 1748-1753 household record. I'm having
trouble reading where Anders Anderson was born in this
entry: Los AI:1 (1748-1753) Image 30 (AID:
v136041.b30, NAD: SE/HLA/1010116). The same place is
listed on pages 25 and 28. I believe it is in
I'd appreciate very much any help
anyone can give me about these two questions.
Thanks in advance, Gail Barbitta
I've been puzzled by Los Parish.
In the 1840's, Los became its own parish; formerly it was part of Färila parish. In the index for Arkivdigital, the household records of Färila AI:3 (1744-1763), Färila AI:4 (1764-1765), Färila AI:5a (1766-1774) and Färila AI:5b (1751-1795), it says Los is included in the Färila parish. However, I have gone through those various household records page by page and I can't find Los at all. Did it have another name? What am I missing? Or are these records just missing?? Or, are they in SVAR and NOT in Arkvidigital? Los IS included in the household records Färila AI:6a (1781-1795) and Färila AI:6b (1781-1795).
Also, Los has a form I've never seen before in their 1748-1753 household record. I'm having trouble reading where Anders Anderson was born in this entry: Los AI:1 (1748-1753) Image 30 (AID: v136041.b30, NAD: SE/HLA/1010116). The same place is listed on pages 25 and 28. I believe it is in Kopparberg.
I'd appreciate very much any help anyone can give me about these two questions.
Thanks in advance, Gail Barbitta
I need some assistance following a family that I am researching.
This is the last record I have found. It is the Household Exam for
Västernorrland, Sidensjö Parish, 1849 to1858. AI 8B, image57, page 243.
About 16 lines from the top.
Jons Jonsson, born 1815 19-4, not sure on day
Anna Stina Hansdr, born 1806 10-5
son Jonas, born 1847 22-5
daughter Anna Stina 1851 10-8 or maybe 10-9
I see a comment on the father indicating a date, 1852 24-3 or 5 and another
word unknown to me. It appears the parents have some church activity notes
in 1854 but no later. I have searched the entire record, 8A and 8B. I
looked at Utflyt record. I see a possibility on the first line of 1854 for
a Jonas Johansson but I not at all certain.
My goal is to determine if the son survives and leaves Sweden around 1869
for the USA. If anyone has Swedish census after that which shows Jonas
1847 still in Sweden, that would exclude this family from my search.
It has been a long time since I have asked for help. If I have made any
mistakes, please let me know. Below is the source information.
Thanks, John from Iowa
Record Url: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2225/GH-314_2073__34-045400
Source Citation: County: Västernorrland; Parish: Sidensjö; Volume: AI:8B;
Record Type: Husförhör (Household examination); Year Range: 1849 - 1858;
Roll/Fiche: GH-314; Handwritten/Stamped Page Number: 243/0
I thought I had posted this question but I haven't gotten a response and I
haven't seen any questions for a month I think.
So the question is:
On SVAR, is there a way to search the data base by name, dates,
locations? I seem to remember that I did that a few years ago in Salt Lake
City but when I went into it recently now that it's free, I couldn't find
any search areas. Only thing I saw was to do manual searches like if you
are searching thru ArkivDigital.
Hi fellow listers
Been quite some time since I posted and had little luck trying to find my great grandfather. Will try to make it quick. The Americanized spelling of his name became:
Thomas William Pearson b. May 26, 1883 in Stockholm and d. Nov 15,1936 Hempstead, NY. Though I have not been able to substantiate it, my grand-uncle told me that Thomas' parents were Olaf Persson and Anna Knutsson (That is all I "know" of them). Have not been able to find any of the 3 of them in Stockholm or other parts of Sweden.
Thomas jumped ship to stay in New York about 1909-10. He never applied for US citizenship. His wife, my great g'ma, did and traveled back home to Switzerland in later years on a Swedish passport.
I have checked countless births in Stockholm 2-3 yrs before/after 1883. Tried some census records for 1890 - no luck. Tried some Naval records - again nothing. Zero luck so far via arkivdigital and familysearch but maybe looked to hard and overlooked.
Are there records available for those men who abandoned ship? How about passport records for spouses? His death cert did not have parents listed. Any other avenues to look in?
Thanks for any assistance.
Pinellas Park, FL
I was a lister for years and think that recently there have been some problems and changes to the list? I just e-mailed a new post to
SWEDEN(a)rootsweb.com . Please let me know if I need to change anything on my end for the request for help to be posted.
I see the August Wikman family at Hässjö (Y) AI:9b (1880-1891) Image 190 /
page 434 (AID: v121679.b190.s434, NAD: SE/HLA/1010083). On the far right and
top of page are 11 short lines of notes. What do they say? I see in the
following HFL book, the family leaves for Amerika in 1892, Hässjö (Y) AI:10d
(1891-1901) Image 52 / page 791 (AID: v121684.b52.s791, NAD: SE/HLA/1010083)
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