Thank you Judy
Yes I've had no luck with ancestry with foreign records...their British
records are OK but when it comes to other nationalities they don't have
much...in Italy, all they have is Palermo...
I wound up hiring an Italian researcher for my Italians, and even with that
we're having trouble making progress...and it is awfully expensive as we
painstakingly try to find records one generation at a time. Before 1820
you have to go to church records and my Italians moved around a lot, so it has
Thanks for the websites...that was exactly what I was wanting to find out
when I came to this board...other places to look for people from Sweden and
hints on how to search for these people, as well as clues about the
I can see I have my work cut out for me with so many possibilities for
Thanks so much for the help...if you think of any other sites for me to
check please let me know. I'm keeping everything on file, as I just got a
windfall of info about another branch of my family so I am putting those in as
fast as I can before I forget...it is difficult to work on 3 lines at once
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot
be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale
In a message dated 2/24/2013 2:02:01 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time, jud
I don't think anyone has mentioned a wonderful archive called the Swenson
Swedish Immigration Research Center. Many people have found the parish of
birth and much more using the Swenson Center. Maybe you will be lucky too.
This is not a service with online records. It is an actual archive. I have a
few images of what can be found there, but those types of information are
just a sampling of the information they have and only a tiny sampling of
what I've found there.
"Swedish names just befuddle me."
Ingela Martenius has written an interesting and informative article about
Swedish naming customs.
Sven Anders Glad is a great clue. Too bad he is not listed on the DISBYT
site. (That is a Swedish site where researchers submit their information.)
You can join, for a fairly small fee. I just renewed a day or so ago for
$22. If a GEDCOM is submitted, we can view the information in family
For a little while, I hoped that the researcher for a man named Sven
Andersson Glad (with a wife named Anna) might have just overlooked a son named
Anders, but sadly, there was no such son for that man who would have been
born at the right time. Still, that database just keeps growing and growing
and growing. It is MUCH larger than it was when this article was written.
(At that time, there were about 6 million records but now there are about
26.7 million records.)
Do you know what the G stands for? It might not be a given name. Since his
father used Glad as a name, then perhaps the G stands for Glad. Your
Anders G. Lindelöf might not have used Lindelof as a last name in Sweden. He
might have emigrated using Glad or Svensson or even Andersson. (If the father
used the name Sven, then his son would be Svensson, which literally means
Sven's son, son of Sven. If the father used the name Anders, then his son
would be Andersson, which literally means Anders' son, son of Anders. If the
father was Andreas instead of Andersson, then the son might have used
Andersson or Andreasson, which literally means son of Andreas, Andreas' son.
I don't consider Ancestry.com
or Fold 3 to be great sources for Swedish
research. At this point, you need to find a parish name and then the best
services are probably Arkiv Digital and/or SVAR. (I used to love Genline but
since Ancestry purchased Genline, I don't think the Swedish records there
have been updated.)
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Thanks Annette, I will have to check out that 1870...as that is one census
I am missing on them...I have no idea who Archie would be, but the other
names fit the family. I don't know where the parents married
I have such scant info on this part of the tree, and what I do have I
have really had to dig for as no one in the family knows anything about
Thanks also to Lo in Flo who has provided some great information as
well...Thanks especially for the tips on what names to look under for the
although I am scratching my head over how you came up with that LOL.
Swedish names just befuddle me.
Looks like I have some records to correct :-) and add to. Thank you all.
If anyone knows of Swedish websites I can look into, please let me
have looked on ancestry for years and flushed out a lot, but cannot get
further back than Anders and his father. I'll look at Fold3 also, but
have much hope for that site...I rarely find anything valuable there that
have not already found somewhere else.
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