Hello and thank you so much for your reply. I went back to the records
again - a microfilm from LHC (this area of Sweden does not appear to be
available as yet on Genline). The birth records were for 1871 in Upplo,
Magra, Alingsås, Älvsbogs län. Two questions:
1. Does a plus sign next to the name indicate that the child had died?
2. What does the fraction, such as 18/2 mean? It was in a column with the
heading of what appears to be Rynkable Keluliam.
Thank you so much for any help that you can provide.
From: "Genealogi/Dr F Haeffner"
Subject: Re: [Sweden] Swedish birth records
Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 12:10:11 +0200
1 Welcome to the list. Don't apologize. Most topics have been covered
2 In general the book pages are divided in columns, each with a column
title at the top of the page. If the column title is missing then try
looking at adjacent pages or the first page of the current section (year
start, volume start or birth book start)
3 In birth records the age of the mother or of both parents are often
4 To give you a specific answer you need to provide the following info:
a/ the source of your record
b/ if the source is available on the Internet: a link to it.
5 SweGGate is usually a good place to find answers but I haven't had time
to write a specific guide for birth books yet. Some other books have
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