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Could someone help me with a place name?
I need to know where Christina Nilsdotter, 25 Sep 1800, went in 1818. The
record in Arkiv Digital is: Linneryd (G) AI:14 (1818-1822) Image: 53 Page:
39, Christina is third from the bottom.
Thank you for your help.
*Alfta (X) CI:7 (1862-1882) Image 137 / Page 132 (AID:
v134213.b137.s132, NAD: SE/HLA/1010001)**
**Per Wallin, top of the page. In other records he is Per Eriksson
Wallin, and American records he's Peter E. Wallin.**
**I think I understand most of the record, but what is the word
Transport followed by the CivilStånd (legitimate/illegitimate, m/q)
Tack in advance! :-)
I think this is Olof's birth record
Ekshärad (S) C:8 (1864-1872) Image: 20
Page: 3 (https://app.arkivdigital.se/volume/v6418?image=20)
his mother is Kjierstin Olsdotter
? .Not sure the spelling.
ArkivDigital has a free weeked thru
today so you can take it from there.
On Thu, 1/17/19, Yvonne Morehouse
Subject: [SWEDEN] Olof Björklund b 28
Jun 1865 - can someone help me find this man, please?
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019,
Thank you...I'm hoping to learn
parents, all of their birth dates
and residences and the names/birth
information of Olof's siblings.
Here's what I've been able to put
1865 - Olof was likely born 28 Jun -
maybe in/around Hara,
1887 - Olof marries Anna Kristina
1891 Olof lives in Hara.
1891 Feb 13 - Olof moves to Lits,
If there is other data that "falls"
into anyone's lap...I'll be most
pleased to hear about it, too.
Smiles, Yvonne Morehouse
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I am on the mailing list for Arkiv Digital. I got an email today that
they have a free weekend "from now until Sunday January 20."
For those who are not familiar with the periodical free weekends for
Arkiv Digital, it is a chance to practice using their database to find
church records, HFL records, and a host of new records and images they
have put online. You will have to download a program to get it to work,
and I suggest putting the button to start it on your lower taskbar (it
is username and password protected), then leaving it there for the next
time you use it either on a free weekend, or for when you subscribe to
the list once you are confident enough to know you can find what you are
looking for in their database.
Because I've been away from AD for a while, I need to practice doing
searches in the rest of their databases, so I have new things to learn,
but I had planned on subscribing again anyway. This handy email came
just when I found out where my gr-grandson's paternal Swedish ancestors
came from, plus I needed to do some more research on my own Swedish
ancestors (and their siblings, etc.), and I need to try to find
documents that link me to someone in Sweden listed as a fourth cousin in
the 23andMe DNA database.
Fun days ahead! :-)
Happy Researching to Everyone!
Olof Björklund...oh, man! This is going to be a tough one...he's the third
illegitimate child so the family (but, hopefully, not Olof's descendants)
"ain't" going to be easy.
I do appreciate your help...couldn't have even gotten this far without you.
Thank you...I'm hoping to learn Olof's parents, all of their birth dates
and residences and the names/birth information of Olof's siblings.
Here's what I've been able to put together:
1865 - Olof was likely born 28 Jun - maybe in/around Hara,
1887 - Olof marries Anna Kristina Sivertsdotter.
1891 Olof lives in Hara.
1891 Feb 13 - Olof moves to Lits, Jemtland, Sweden.
If there is other data that "falls" into anyone's lap...I'll be most
pleased to hear about it, too.
Smiles, Yvonne Morehouse
Seeking information and location of birth in Sweden and Emigration
information from Sweden (the latter to confirm or refute info I found in
US records). IF I found correct information on Ancestry, I'm hoping the
Swedish Emigration information will be found for the same person. IF
this information is correct, he married a Danish woman in Minnesota in
1895. I'm looking to fill in the blanks to make sure I have correct
information on Peter E. Wallin (as he is listed in US records), aka Per
Peter E Wallin, born March 1872 in Sweden [info from 1900 US Census].
Year of Immigration: 1890 [info from 1900 US Census]
From Ancestry is this birth information (and an image of the indexed
birth record from Sweden, although it is not very legible):
Gender: Man (Male)
Birth Date: 1 mar 1872
Birth Place: Alfta, Gävleborg, Sverige (Sweden)
Father: Erik Wallin
Mother: Kerstin Hansdotter
Genline AB; Johanneshov, Sweden; /Swedish Church Records Archive/; GID
Number: /100021.9.22400/; Roll/Fiche Number: /SC-1093/
Ancestry.com. /Sweden, Indexed Birth Records, 1859-1946/ [database
on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: /Swedish Church Records Archive/. Johanneshov, Sweden:
From Ancestry his parents are alleged to be:
Erik Eriksson Wallin, born 15 March 1841 in Sweden (no specific location
listed); died 14 July 1908 in Sweden (no specific location listed)
Kerstin Hansdotter, born 12 April 1839, Oviken, Jämtland, Sverige
[Ancestry record, text only, no image.]
Can Swedish emigration data confirm or refute whether this is the
correct person? There is the possibility that Per/Peter has an elder
brother named Erik Eriksson/Ericksson Wallin, born Sept 1865, emigrated
to America in 1884; if they are brothers, Erik married a Swedish woman
in America so he would have also been traveling alone. They and their
families are both listed on the same census page in Meeker County,
Minnesota in 1900.
Since I am looking for my gr-grandson's paternal ancestors, any
assistance to let me know I have found the correct people will be deeply
appreciated. Tack in advance.
I have a photo I suspect is Anton (died in 1906) & his wife Sigrid, but I
would like to find a descendant with at least a photo of Sigrid so I can
increase or decrease my confidence in my identification. I am not so good
at gathering information on Swedes in the 1900s so am looking for pointers
as to where to look. His children were all born in Visby but then
scattered as adults. Please send me suggestions!
Terri in Seattle
Fredrik Otto Emanuel Hellgren (1906-1976) married in 1932 and has a son
with him in the 1950 census: Kent Fredrik Stefan Hellgren born in 1944. I
have been told he died in 2002, but I don't know if he had any family. I
also wonder if he had older siblings that had left home before the 1950
In the 1950 census a grandson, Rune Sigfrid Hellgren (born 1924) is
unmarried and lives in Uppsala.
Sigurd August Ernst Hellgren (1901-1958) has 2 sons in the 1950 census: Ben
Ernst Alfred Hellgren born in 1937,Tom Sigurd Arthur Hellgren born in 1939
and they live in Visby. In 1953 Sigurd and his wife Ellen Ruth Alice
Bengtsson divorce and he moves to Stockholm.
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