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Information needed for research in Sweden

Before you contact me you need information and dates. Here is some explanations.

You need to know

Full Name - first names and last name

The full names of the ancestor who emigrated from Sweden and immigrated to US. First name and last name. The swedes left often with a patronymicon name. In US they changed it to another or kept it. Ex 1 - Johan August Johansson changed to August Dahlstrand. Ex 2 - Mårten Erick Hammar changed to Martin Hammer.

Date of birth YYYYMMDD

You need to know when your ancestor was born YYYYMMDD. In Sweden many people hade the same names. It's common in Sweden that in a parish and a year children has the same first and patronymicon.
Looking for a Christina Larsdotter B 1852 in a parish and you find three with the same name. Which one is yours?

Place of birth - parish and provicence

Birthparish is necessary to know. Province and län isn't enough, there are several parishes in each. There is also several parishes with same the name in Sweden.

Date of emigration

If you know the year of the emigration it's a great help. It helps to find the emigrant in Swedish Passenger lists.

With whom the emigration took place

Did the emigrantion took place by the emigrant her-/himself or with family members or with others? Who where they?

Destination in US

Do you know the destination for the immigration in US? Where in US do you find the immigrant for the first time?


Where to find information

Family members and relatives of today

Contact the elder or any others of your family you think know something. They might have information and kept things from the emigrant. The familybible, letters and photos.

Letters and photos from Sweden

Maybe the emigrant/immigrant had contact with his family in Sweden. Check if there are letters and photos left.


Look up the obitary of the immigrants in a news paper or if someone has it saved.

US Censuses

In the census you find info about the year the emigration took place.


Look for the Naturalization, the application to be a citizien of US.

Passport Application

Maybe your ancestor visit her/his relatives in Sweden.

What I can do for you for a Fee

Research for swedish ancestors

I trace your swedish ancestors back in time. I can also look for relatives of today but that can be more tricky and time-consuming as people moved a lot in the 1900s and still does today. More sources have to be checked.

Send an email with information what you have and like to know.

Emigrants from Falbygden

Free search in the database first to check if there are any info for you.

The cost depends of how many generations you like to have info of. If there is no informationen research can be made.

Translation of swedish letters

Letters in swedish you like to have translated to english?

Per Hour.



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