Judy, Bo and others,
I am culling thru the past few days of the 100's of emails that this forum is
spinning off. Whew -- what an active group. I've been pretty busy with
other things and I see that if I don't keep up with this forum, my email box will
overflow quickly. Many thanks to all who are giving so generously of their
time and expertise.
I ordered Cradled and anxiously await its arrival. I bet Everton is
wondering why they've gotten a rush on the book!
In a message dated 1/28/2005 4:11:29 PM Eastern Standard Time,
When I started my research in the 1950's I did the US first. Then -- 4
kids, volunteer work, house work, kids school work, divorce, my college
work, and finally graduation in 1981, all kids on their own, my new job
in new city, later -- in the mid to late 1980's I was able to start my
Swedish research. No Internet, but I did find two LDS FHC's near me.
One was very tiny, the other a gold mine of space, resources and people.
Then, in 2000, I got on the Internet and -- wow has it grown. Finally
some real Swedish help for my research.
I started out with nothing but Cradled, and the films. Nothing Swedish
around this Southwest part of Ohio, but I've enjoyed so much seeing all
resources pop up on the Internet. Soon all will be indexed and we'll
wonder how folks ever researched all those records before the indices
Ah, born too late, but so it goes.... .... I've had fun
researching, analyzing, quilting and writing about my finds. It's so
very much easier now, than 20 years ago!!
Couldn't have gotten along, with out Cradled. Even comes in handy these
days, and yes, I too, still have questions. Thank heavens for this List
and SwedGGate and Dr. Haeffner.
On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 20:43:18 EST Judymo73b(a)aol.com writes:
> Hi Audrey,
> I do have my old copy of "Cradled in Sweden" from 1995, but the
> cover is very
> worn. I really do use it a lot. I have two of the newer editions
> because I do
> expect the 2002 edition to eventually wear out and I need a spare.
> keep starting Swedish research and recommending an impossible to
> find book isn't
> fun for the newbie or for me. I'm glad that "Cradled in Sweden" does
> seem to
> be available again, but knowing how things are when the book gets
> scarce, I
> really can't urge strongly enough that people obtain this very
> essential book.
> The Swedish genealogist Elisabeth Thorsell did a fabulous review of
> Swedish Roots" in "Swedish American Genealogist" recently and she
> found some errors
> in it. Despite those errors, she did seem to feel that the newer
> book was
> still worth recommending, but she also said that it is necessary to
> have "Cradled
> in Sweden" too.
> Many of the questions asked on boards and lists can be answered in
> those books, as well as on SweGGate, the Swedish Roots site, etc. I
> personally think I need all the guidance I can get and I still have
> questions which aren't covered by any of the resources I know
> about. I think it must be impossibly difficult to do Swedish
> genealogy if people don't use the available resources. It is not
> necessary to research with that sort of handicap, so I hope
> people take advantage of every bit of help they can find in books,
> websites, etc. The effort needed to learn about HOW to research
> in Sweden is greatly rewarded by how much easier the research
> becomes with that knowledge.
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