...Follow along with me as I navigate my new life in Sweden...
Hello,I found you from another blog - your writer one. I'm a former San Franciscan who didn't move as far as you, I live outside Sacramento now. Why I'm commenting is that I am 1/4 of Swedish decent (my grandfather) and have been trying to find Swedish geneology information sites in English. On your other blog you mentioned the ease of finding ancestry information. My Grandfather had a really common name, Charles Eric Anderson, but I know the town he came from - any inside info would be greatly appreciated!Thanks!
Hi Cydney, Thanks for writing. Sweden is SUPER interested in geneology and there are lots of sites and organizations that help researchers. This one looks good: http://www.genline.com/node/slaktforska.php Here's 2 excerpts of what they say on their site:The first step is to find out about as much information as you can about your Swedish ancestor that you wish to research. You will need your ancestor’s name, parish where your ancestor lived and a date such as birth, marriage, and death or emigration date. If you have this information, you can research using Genline’s Swedish Church Records archive.If you are new to Swedish genealogy, we highly recommend the book, Your Swedish Roots, by Per Clemensson and Kjell Andersson. This book provides a step-by-step guide for the North American in how to trace one’s Swedish roots. The book also provides four case studies using Genline showing one how to research in the Swedish church books.Good luck! Sounds fun!
Kristin,Thank you so very much!!! I will explore those avenues. This has been a wall that I couldn't climb in the past. I'm ready to take it on again. It's exciting to have new tool.Again, thanks!Cyd