It seems that many soldiers are not on record in the archives. I have
upwards of a half dozen in my family, although they were several generations
older than your guy. After my last letter to them containing four lost
soldiers, I simply never heard back from the archive(it was an e-mail
missive that they had always responded to before), which I took to mean that
they simply had nothing on them or they're still looking. This was about six
What I have found, when I send the Genline GIDs and specific volumes and
pages of the notations for my soldiers who are not in the digital online
database, is that the military archive actually adds them to their database,
using the info that I send them!!!
They are obviously sometimes left to dig through the old parish records like
us, rather than always having access to separate lists of the soldiers.
I suggest that you see if there is any more info to be had in the parish
records and then send all the specific source citations along to the
military archives, giving it as proof and asking for an explanation. The
regiment numbers were often noted in marriages, in the HFL, and in the death
records. In the case of the land soldiers, there was sometimes a barracks in
the parish, with lists of soldiers.
I only had one båtsman, born in 1750 Linkopings, Ostergotlands and noted in
the parish records to have died in 1776, probably at war, because his death
is not in the parish dodd book. He's one of the men that the archive is mum
Know this is not terribly helpful, but at least you know that you're not
On 6/29/06, Diane LeMasson <dlemasson(a)prodigy.net> wrote:
I have contacted the military archives on Lars Hendric Åsbom.
Lars H, was born Jan 19 1786 in Södra bataljonsförsamlingen,
Stockholm. In 1795 he is now in Arbra, X.
On about 1810 he is a Fördubblings-Båtsman to about 1824.
Just received word from the military archive there are no records of him.
His father was a Langqvist, records found on genline has Lars Hendric
Lundqvist, by 1810 he is now Åsbom.
Nothing could be found under any of these names in the archives.
If he were a soldier I would think he would have records at the archvies.
How would I go about to find out which regement he was in and to
contact them? I would appreciate any suggestions on this.
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