Swedish Traditions

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The foods, holidays, creatures, and many other things that make up Swedish culture.

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In Swedish genealogy it’s important to know in which county your ancestor lived. Learn more about them and the best way to write a historical address in this post.

Län – Swedish Counties

In Swedish genealogy it’s important to know in which county your ancestor lived. Learn more about them and the best way to write a historical address in this post.

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

11 Facts for Family History in Sweden - Find a Swede - Swedish Genealogy

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

Have you ever noticed a number number in the margins of the Swedish genealogy records. It's the mantal number. This little number tells you a lot about your family's wealth. Read more about it here! #familyhistory #findaswedegenealogy #genealogy

The Swedish genealogy term mantal explained

Have you ever noticed a number number in the margins of the Swedish genealogy records. It's the mantal number. This little number tells you a lot about your family's wealth. Read more about it here! #familyhistory #findaswedegenealogy #genealogy

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 Swedish letters å, ä and ö - Find a Swede - Swedish Genealogy

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

Glad Lucia! Swedes celebrate Saint Lucy’s Day on December 13. With candles in their hair, songs, and saffron buns. These women were photographed in 1914.

Lucia - Find a Swede - Swedish Genealogy

Glad Lucia! Swedes celebrate Saint Lucy’s Day on December 13. With candles in their hair, songs, and saffron buns. These women were photographed in 1914.

A great way to understand the context of your ancestors is fiction. This is a selection of novels that play out in Sweden between 1820 and 1910. They describe the country your migrant ancestor left so that you feel it. The hunger, the cold and the beauty.

Swedish fiction for family historians - Find a Swede - Swedish Genealogy

A great way to understand the context of your ancestors is fiction. This is a selection of novels that play out in Sweden between 1820 and 1910. They describe the country your migrant ancestor left so that you feel it. The hunger, the cold and the beauty.

Swedes celebrate Luciadagen, St Lucy’s Day on December 13. Read about the origin and the celebrations in the nineteenth century. #sweden #lucia #swedishtraditions #genealogy #christmas

How your Swedish ancestor celebrated Lucia. Or not. - Find a Swede

Swedes celebrate Luciadagen, St Lucy’s Day on December 13. Read about the origin and the celebrations in the nineteenth century. #sweden #lucia #swedishtraditions #genealogy #christmas

The Swedish Christmas  buffet has roots from the Viking Age. Some of it was surely eaten by your Swedish ancestors. Read all about julbord and julgröt and the rest of the Swedish Christmas foods.  #sweden #familyhistory #christmas #scandinavia #julbord

Traditional Swedish Christmas Food - Find a Swede - Swedish Genealogy

The Swedish Christmas buffet has roots from the Viking Age. Some of it was surely eaten by your Swedish ancestors. Read all about julbord and julgröt and the rest of the Swedish Christmas foods. #sweden #familyhistory #christmas #scandinavia #julbord

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Place names are the basis for Swedish genealogy. Learn about place names in Sweden and start on your family history. #sweden#genealogy #geography #scandinavia #ancestors

Geographical terms in Sweden - Find a Swede

Place names are the basis for Swedish genealogy. Learn about place names in Sweden and start on your family history. #sweden#genealogy #geography #scandinavia #ancestors

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

Torp – The Swedish Croft - Find a Swede Genealogy

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

Swedes have celebrated Midsummer for nearly 600 years. Your Swedish ancestors may have lit bonfires or raised maypoles on Midsummer’s Eve. But you can be pretty sure that they danced. Read more here! #sweden #genealogy #familyhistory

Midsummer in Sweden - Find a Swede

Swedes have celebrated Midsummer for nearly 600 years. Your Swedish ancestors may have lit bonfires or raised maypoles on Midsummer’s Eve. But you can be pretty sure that they danced. Read more here! #sweden #genealogy #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

Place Names in Sweden - Find a Swede

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

Småland is a Swedish province with roots from the middle ages. How come it had the largest emigration to America?⁠  #småland #smaland #genealogy #sweden

This is Småland - Find a Swede

Småland is a Swedish province with roots from the middle ages. How come it had the largest emigration to America?⁠ #småland #smaland #genealogy #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

Torp – The Swedish Croft - Find a Swede Genealogy

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

Glad midsommar! Midsummer in #Sweden is an old tradition. Swedes often joke about it being our unofficial national day. Midsummer was first documented in Sweden in the year 1555. Read more about it here! #genealogy #familyhistory

Midsummer in Sweden - Find a Swede

Glad midsommar! Midsummer in #Sweden is an old tradition. Swedes often joke about it being our unofficial national day. Midsummer was first documented in Sweden in the year 1555. Read more about it here! #genealogy #familyhistory