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    My Swedish cousin told me that many of the names were misconstrued as being Jewish - my GGF was Emmanuelsson- so they changed them as well as losing the double s.
    Huh, I hadn't heard that. I wouldn't think that Larsson would be misconstrued as Jewish, but its a possibility. All of the other last names coming from Sweden in my tree are the same, or very similar to what they were. They are the Americanized version of the Swedish surnames. Andreasson -> Anderson, Svensson -> Swanson, Ingemansson -> Ingeman, Karlsson -> Carlson.
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    I have now identified the locations in Sweden and Norway my people came from for 5 branches of my family, looking at great-great grandparents, I have 5 of 8 branches my dad's side, and 0 of 8 on my mom's side. Need to break more into Norway to hash out my mom's side, and just haven't gotten there yet.

    In Sweden the areas are right around Lidkoping, Vastra Gotland (Skaraborg), Northeast of Jonkoping, Jonkoping, right around Kristianstad, Skane (Kristianstad), and just south of Gothenberg, in Halland. In Norway, I have found them just northwest of Oslo, around Tyrifjorden (hits on both sides of the fjord).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    Huh, I hadn't heard that. I wouldn't think that Larsson would be misconstrued as Jewish, but its a possibility. All of the other last names coming from Sweden in my tree are the same, or very similar to what they were. They are the Americanized version of the Swedish surnames. Andreasson -> Anderson, Svensson -> Swanson, Ingemansson -> Ingeman, Karlsson -> Carlson.
    I have a Carlson that went out that way. Worked on the railroads.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    I have now identified the locations in Sweden and Norway my people came from for 5 branches of my family, looking at great-great grandparents, I have 5 of 8 branches my dad's side, and 0 of 8 on my mom's side. Need to break more into Norway to hash out my mom's side, and just haven't gotten there yet.

    In Sweden the areas are right around Lidkoping, Vastra Gotland (Skaraborg), Northeast of Jonkoping, Jonkoping, right around Kristianstad, Skane (Kristianstad), and just south of Gothenberg, in Halland. In Norway, I have found them just northwest of Oslo, around Tyrifjorden (hits on both sides of the fjord).
    This is where my folk are from

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    I have a Carlson that went out that way. Worked on the railroads.

    This is where my folk are from
    Do you know which parishes? My family lived in Lidkoping, Norra Harene, Hovby, Berg and Vattlosa parishes at some point or another (the one I've been tracing in Vasta Gotland moved around a bunch).
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    Do you know which parishes? My family lived in Lidkoping, Norra Harene, Hovby, Berg and Vattlosa parishes at some point or another (the one I've been tracing in Vasta Gotland moved around a bunch).
    Mine moved around a bit too. THis is from my Swedish cousin- translated from Swedish so a bit choppy.

    We have also made contact with descendants of the grandmother's sister Maria Charlotta. She married soldier Klas Dahlqvist. They had 12 children. One of the children was Signe who is the mother of Jan Persson, currently living in Öland. Jan has helped us to display the image on the family reunion they had in the Sanctuary in 1956 and we have been able to give the tree a number of new faces.
    We have visited Hovalida in Gingri where grandmother and father with some of the children lived and managed the farm during the years 1889-1894. From there the family moved to Little Råshult in Sanctuary where 1906 became neighbors with daughter Signe's family moved to the adjacent Great Råshult from the croft in Sandhult.
    In the beautiful Ätradalen north of Ulricehamnsloppet lived our grandfather's grandmother's great-grandfather, Jonas Lejon, who soldier on Korsberga croft (see picture opposite) outside Timmele, between 1736-1741. Korsberga is today a beautiful year round residence. We have also visited his next croft Hässlet, east of Ulricehamnsloppet and Plate which is also located in Ätradalen. This fall, we will try to find out how Jonas lived his soldatliv but now we know that he, among many other patterned in Pomerania in 1758 and was a soldier in various positions from 1736 to 1780. Jonas's father was named Per Leo. He was also a soldier, and after these two are several descendants and relatives who were soldiers. The last of them was of course great grandfather, Gustaf End.

    and a bit more- these are the railroad guys- 1905 the family moved Colson to the small town of Stanley outside Port Arthur where John was responsible for a group of railway workers and maintenance of a web member for the Canadian National Railway. John retired in 1931, on his 69 th birthday and then moved to Clara to Thunder Bay where he died in 1933. Clara passed away in 1942.

    In Schreiber also lived his brother, Alfred, who then called himself Fred Carlson. He married Ida Petersson, we still do not know more about than that she was born in Sweden in 1861. They had their first child, Mary Carlson, Schreiber in 1889, but moved the following year to Minneapolis. There was born the daughter Jennie in 1891.

    At the census of 1900, Fred renamed Frederick Carlsen and Ida called themselves Alfreda Carlsen, and they had then moved with the two girls to Springfield, Ohio. In 1910, Fred lived, Ida and Mary in Buffalo, NY, before 1914 moved back to Minneapolis again. Jennie stayed in Springfield where she married Ralph Dodd and lived all his life. They had no children.

    Mary married in 1913 to Nels Swanson, who we have reason to believe was Nils Svensson from Gothenburg, born 1869. Mary and Nels had a daughter Alfreda, who had five daughters and son Alvin had a daughter, Peggi, today the editor of one of the largest websites on snowsports. The five girls are all married, have a family and live in different parts of America.

    Both Fred and Nels worked for the Minneapolis Street Railway, which was a very extensive system of tram traffic to St. Paul, and ultimately to the pretty little town of Stillwater River at La Croix. Fred's wife Ida died in 1919 and there after Fred has lived with her daughter Mary and her family. He retired in 1930, 71 years old, and died 1938.

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    Just spent a lovely few hours digging in RFAlph's dead people. It is sometimes a breath of fresh air to do someone else's tree when all your twigs are at the dead end phase. If only I could read German!

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    Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    Just spent a lovely few hours digging in RFAlph's dead people. It is sometimes a breath of fresh air to do someone else's tree when all your twigs are at the dead end phase. If only I could read German!
    I think that I have been spammed.

    Seriously, thanks. I will get back to you in the morning.

    Edit: Was there anything which you found in German that could be relevant? You sent only one German document, a death record from Karlsruhe which I had no trouble reading.
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    Just spent a lovely few hours digging in RFAlph's dead people. It is sometimes a breath of fresh air to do someone else's tree when all your twigs are at the dead end phase. If only I could read German!
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    I'm starting to crack Norway...just got another foothold, and the first one over there for my mom's side of the family. The bonus is, the village they are from is right off of the road from Oslo to Stockholm, so we can visit on our trip later this year.
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    Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

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    I think that I have been spammed.

    Seriously, thanks. I will get back to you in the morning.

    Edit: Was there anything which you found in German that could be relevant? You sent only one German document, a death record from Karlsruhe which I had no trouble reading.
    I thought I sent a few things that were birth records. Shoot. That means they didn't send. Now if I could only remember how I fond them. I had about 100 tabs open!

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    OK, I found them and resent. Hopefully they got to you

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    Good to know scientists work weekends.

    Got my Ancestry DNA results back. Only took about 6.5 weeks. Fairly detailed info and videos on how they test.

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    Sorted through a whole pile of papers I got from one of my mom's relatives. Found a (former) US Representative, NFL Player, and a father-son bush plane pilot team that crashed in AK, and hiked all the way out to safety. Fun Stuff!
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    Cool!!

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    So, I got my NatGeo results last month - . 55% Northern Europe/British Isles (makes complete sense - mom's family is mostly British/Irish), with 35% Eastern Europe (OK - dad's family was said to be Czech or Polish).

    10% Southern Europe though? Either we have some very amorous Greeks or Baltic residents in the lines, or we have random Italians/Spaniards/southern French.

    Mom: "You know you'll spend the rest of your life solving this mystery."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    So, I got my NatGeo results last month - . 55% Northern Europe/British Isles (makes complete sense - mom's family is mostly British/Irish), with 35% Eastern Europe (OK - dad's family was said to be Czech or Polish).

    10% Southern Europe though? Either we have some very amorous Greeks or Baltic residents in the lines, or we have random Italians/Spaniards/southern French.

    Mom: "You know you'll spend the rest of your life solving this mystery."
    Some of my family did dna tests and I thought the results as far as percentage were pretty useless. At best it's an educated guess.

    With that being said, I started doing some research and putting together a family tree a couple months ago and it is something I have throroughly enjoyed. I like history a lot anyway and it's been really neat to learn who I'm related to from back in the day. I have found I'm related to quite a few mayflower passengers along with other important people during the early days of our country. My only regret is I didn't start doing this sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    Some of my family did dna tests and I thought the results as far as percentage were pretty useless. At best it's an educated guess.

    With that being said, I started doing some research and putting together a family tree a couple months ago and it is something I have throroughly enjoyed. I like history a lot anyway and it's been really neat to learn who I'm related to from back in the day. I have found I'm related to quite a few mayflower passengers along with other important people during the early days of our country. My only regret is I didn't start doing this sooner.
    If you are related to Mayflower people etc then New England Genealogy Society has a lot of stuff there past the Mayflower assocs

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    If you are related to Mayflower people etc then New England Genealogy Society has a lot of stuff there past the Mayflower assocs
    I'm actually in the process of getting some help from them for some of the places I've run into cul de sacs. I'm lucky around here there are so many resources and so much work has already been done.

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    I'm actually in the process of getting some help from them for some of the places I've run into cul de sacs. I'm lucky around here there are so many resources and so much work has already been done.
    Cool
    I spent more than a little time there yrs ago. That and the Archives on Columbia point

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