Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook

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Ancestry Publishing, 2004 - Reference - 222 pages
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Get a start on your Swedish family history with Your Swedish Roots, a step-by-step handbook to help guide you in researching your Swedish ancestors. First, learn general information about Sweden, Swedish naming practices, and the Swedish language. These basics will help you research names of ancestors and search through Swedish records with greater ease. Next, learn what Swedish records are available, where to find them, and how to use them. Swedish church records will be one of the most value to you, as they are very complete and well preserved. Finally, follow sample cases on particular Swedish families to learn helpful research steps for your own family history. As you learn about your Swedish ancestry, you will experience the rewarding feelings that come from seeking out and discovering your ancestors.
 

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This is absolutely a must have for the beginning Swedish researcher. It demystifies the records so you can feel confident about your research.

Contents

A Sf EP BY SfEP HAnDBOOK
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One out of five emigrated 17 Economic factors most important 17 Reasons for emigration
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Socken forsamling parish 32 Mother parishes and annex parishes 33 Addresses
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Good to know about the Swedish language and Swedish spelling 46 Standardized Swedish spelling
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This is how Genline FamilyFinder works 58 Let us search step by step 59 Research centers
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THE RAPP FAMILY IN U S SOURCES
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The Rapp family in the U S federal census 1900 70 The U S Federal census
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Leaving Molltorp 76 Molltorp moving records 1879 76 Moving records
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TRAVELING WITH THE SWEDISH AMERICAN LINE
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A remarkable priest 133 Other old records 134 Alvsborgs losen special tax records
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What happened to the Rapp family in Sweden? 137 Ransberg moving records 1888
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Ransberg household examination roll 18941899 144 The death book 146 Swedens population 1970
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Get a good local map 152 Where to go in western Sweden 153 Maps available on the Internet
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Agda Marias grandson 159 Gunnar Lagerin shows us around 159 Gustaf Adolf Rapps birth place
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Skane Scania 165 Blekinge 166 Halland 166 Smaland 166 Oland 168 Gotland 168 Bohuslan
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Dalsland 171 Ostergotland 171 Sodermanland 173 Stockholm 174 Uppland
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Birth and christening records 83 Gustaf Adolfs family in Ransberg
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Gustaf Adolfs mothers death 90 Death and burial record for Ransberg 1867
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Death and burial book 92 Causes of death 93 Abbreviations of names
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ANNA CHRISTINA CARLSSONS FAMILY
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What does the database say about our Anna Carlsson? 108 Gustaf Adolf Rapp in EmihamnEmigranten
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EARLY EMIGRATION
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Varnhem parish household examination roll 1838 120 Carl Freeman and his son William Freeman
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Medelpad 180 Harjedalen 181 Jamtland 181 Angermanland 182 Vasterbotten
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Swedish words common in the church books 185 Abbreviations
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APPENDICES
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Church records destroyed usually by fire 203 Genealogical societies in Sweden 204 Websites Etc
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INDEX
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