Could family in source be my grandmother's family?

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My Grandmother's profile is Person-1479. I'm trying to determine if the information I found could possibly be her family.  The similarities of the parents' names is uncanny but the dates are not what had been given to me by Anna's family.   When trying to research her family in Sweden I came across the following source:  


Source:  "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930," database with images, FamilySearch( : 29 August 2019), Anna Elisabeth in entry for Per Persson, from 1881 to 1885; from "Sweden Household Examination Books, 1860-1920," database and images, MyHeritage( : n.d.); citing from 1881 to 1885, 109446662, AI 30, various Lutheran parishes, Sweden

in Genealogy Help by Paul Hedberg G2G Crew (940 points)

Hi Paul!  Welcome to the G2G forum!  Thanks for identifying your grandmother by her WikiID number.  I'm just pasting the link here to make it a little easier:

When you are asking a question, there's a field at the bottom of the green border.  You can put the person's Wiki ID there, and it will link the profile and the questions together, both directions.  Also, you can tag your questions with keywords like Sweden, sources, Persson, etc and it might get noticed more easily by other WikiTreers who are particularly interested in those areas.



I hate to rain on your parade, but i suspect those are common enough names.  I don't know Sweden very well, but if I had a source like that, i would assume they are NOT the people I am looking for, and research these new people forward in time a bit until it becomes clear that they couldn't possibly be the same people (still alive after your people pass away, or still in Sweden after your people immigrate, or still in one town after your people show up in a different town, etc) or else it becomes clear that they are still candidates.
Thanks, Shirlea.   I made the mistake of responding via email.  Again....I'm learning.  What you said regarding my question sure makes sense.  I appreciate you taking the time to look at it.


1 Answer

+4 votes
The record you found is for somebody in Östergötland.

Your grandmother came from Skinnskatteberg Västmanland, as you say on her profile. Well, she was born in Malingsbo in Dalarna province/Kopparberg county and then moved to Skinnskatteberg which is just across the county/province border.

This is a corresponding record, the family is in Ersbo halfway down on the page:
Skinnskattebergs kyrkoarkiv, Husförhörslängder, SE/ULA/11336/A I/16 a (1866-1875), bildid: C0020392_00020, sida 14
by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (491k points)

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