You don't want to miss this newsletter if you have Swedish ancestry. Get to know your Swedish ancestors by learning about the sources and the history of Sweden. Great for beginners. The live examples will answer your questions if you're already researching. You can stay up to date on Shortcut to Sweden even with a busy life. It takes up to five minutes to read and is delivered fortnightly. Each update has a suggestion for how to apply it in your own research.
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
In many ways, family history in Sweden is easy. All Swedish residents were listed in Household records. But there are unique pitfalls as well.Have you been looking for your Swedish Andersson line or your clan of Johanssons? Unfortunately, that won't work. In fact, your ancestor’s surname might not help you much at all. You won’t find a Facebook group for your Swedish Johansson family. But there are other ways.Read the blog to find out more.
Why would anyone travel across the world to settle down? 140 years ago you risked never coming back. There's not one simple answer. People are different. Maybe your Swedish ancestor had a personal reason. The most common causes also changed over time. Here's a look at the top five reasons why Swedes emigrated to America.
Why would anyone travel across the globe to settle down, with the risk of never coming back? The definite reason for the Swedish emigration is disputed. The question is whether it was the pull of primarily America or the push of Sweden’s conditions. Let’s look at both sides. #genealogy #migration #swedishamerican #sweden
You may know that The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, but did you know that within these millions of items are rich and free genealogy resources? Click read all about the different digital collections and how they can help your genealogy. You’ll also learn about resources if you can’t make it to D.C., plus some search tips.
Planning genealogy goals can feel harder than other personal or professional goals. How can you pick a few goals when there are so many people in the tree? But getting specific can help you be a better researcher. Click to learn more about how to make realistic genealogy research goals and how they're helpful.