I am researching my paternal grandmother and I am stalled!

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I am searching the roots of my grandmother, born Ida Christina Olsdatter, July 24, 1858.  Her bible shows the following name, but is unassociated: "Branddemala".

I am new to geneological research so I am essentially just getting started.

Thanks, John Olson

In reply: john.olson453@gmail.com
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Ida Christine Olsson was born 24 Jul 1858. She was baptised 6 Aug 1858 at Jamjo, Blekinge, Sweden.  Her father's name is Olof Andersson, and her mother's name is Kjerstin Trulsdr.

Ida Christina Olson was born 1858 and married Carl A. Petterson on 18 Oct 1888 in Chicago, Cook County, IL.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Just want to add a few parts to the answer from Frank Gill, 

A source for this is from the church books, Jämjö CI:7 (baptation register for the parish Jämjö) page 443.

godfather/mother are Nils Olsson and his wife Cecilia Petersdotter (from lönnemåla)

The parents lived in Öfraboda, part of Jämjö parishhttp://www.diginpast.se/ostkanten/eng/socknar/jemjo/

The parents lived at that time in an area called Övremåla, (almost on the mid top on this map of Jämjö parish 1870) http://www.diginpast.se/ostkanten/kartor/swe/jemj.html with Brändamåla (which I assume is Branddemala that you mentioned) slightly to the left.

Her family moved to Brändamåla when she was 10 years old (source Jämjö AI:21 page 361).

by Pär Ljunggren G2G Crew (440 points)
edited by Pär Ljunggren

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