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Ninenteenth century Swedes didn't have family names. Really. A few did, but most in most families everyone had different last names. Want to know more about your Swedish ancestry? Read these eleven quick facts and busted myths to understand your family history in Sweden. #sweden #genealogy #familyhistory
You can learn a lot about your Swedish family history. Some things are different though. Find a Swede writes about a common common problem when you first start tracing your lineage. You may have to change your approach in Sweden. Your ancestor’s surname might not help you much at all. You won’t find a Facebook group for your Swedish Johansson family. So what do you do? If you want to learn more, read the blog.
The Swedish society in the nineteenth century can be hard to understand. It’s far from what the western world is today. Some of the history even differs from the rest of Europe. Here are eleven quick facts and busted myths that will help you with your family history in Sweden. #sweden #genealogy #familyhistory
The Swedish genealogy records are easily available online. You can even use some of them for free. But you have to read them in Swedish. And then comes the question, to which degree do you have to use them? Do you have to care about the difference between a, å and ä, or o and ö? Read all about it in this blog post! #genealogy #swedish #language
The croft has gone from a small farm at the outskirts of the village. For a while it was a form of living that left people at the mercy of a landowner. And now they are summer homes for the present day Swedes. Most likely your ancestor lived on a croft. Read about them here! #sweden #ancestry #familyhistory
Many place names in Sweden are common words. Some describe a location, others the ownership of the land. They can give you an extra insight into your Swedish ancestor's life. Read about some of them on the blog. #familyhistoryresearch #genealogytips #ancestryresearch #swedishlanguage #sweden
Maybe you have seen the word torp, croft, in your Swedish genealogy. An ancestor may have been a crofter, torpare. Or your ancestor was a soldier and lived at a soldier’s croft, soldattorp. But what is a Swedish croft? Read about it here! #sweden #genealogy #ancesetry