When I joined Swedes emailing list, just a few days ago, one member
sent me the first bit of valuable advice I've ever gotten in this new,
to me, research.
Tue, 16 Jun 1998 17:24:43 EDT
Hejsan! Welcome to our little club. The first place you should look is
the church your grandparents attended in California. There is a good
that they went to a Lutheran church and records from that time period
file at the church. The reason for looking in those records is most of
have the parishioners place of birth. If you are lucky there will be a
or village listed. If not look at the incoming records for what church
transfered from. Thr again there and you should be able to find out
Sweden the originated from. It is very important to find the exact
they attended before coming to America or the birth parish. Either of
will open up a world of information.
With luck you will find out what village in Sweden, and you can order
from the Family History Center (FHC) nearest you. Ask your local Mormon
church where the closest one is to you.
That should be a good start, if you have questions please ask and the
the list are great and someone can answerjust about any question you
Sat, 20 Jun 1998 08:16:15 EDT
Hejsan! sorry it took a few days to get back to you, I am a firefighter
have been on shift for the past 3 days. About posting my response to
That would be great, I just wish someone had told my great aunt the same
20 years ago. It took her that long to pass it on to me and I kind of
into all the info on a hunch. But please do pass it along, the more
that know their history, the better chance that someone may end up
our same lines, ya know?
Ell, I will cut this short as I have to go back to work for a few hours
cover for someone. Good luck on your search and I look forward to
about your discoveries.
Med vanlig hälsningar,
Linda in Crescent City