Is there a project for early settlers in US?

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Not sure if there is a project suitable for this profile and I don't have a clue to research that early outside Sweden. 

The two sons have different last names it seems and seems to be born in Virginia and North Carolina. 

The wifes name Anitsilvsgi is some kind of misreading because it's not a Swedish/Scandinavian name. Could be Anita but not sure it was a name in use that early.

WikiTree profile: Poss Robert Alverson
asked in The Tree House by Maggie Andersson G2G6 Mach 5 (57.7k points)
You might also want to contact the New Sweden project (not Virginia/Carolinas, but it is early US):

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:New_Sweden

Cheers, Liz

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That profile and the related family are one of the ugliest illustrations I've seen of why some of us have a negative view of Ancestry family trees. This family is full of impossible geography and impossible dates. It looks like some genealogy was tossed into a food processor,  chopped up, poured out, and arbitrarily rearranged.

Carrie Quackenbush found some possibly valid sourced information for a profile that is set as a grandchild of this man. Several of these profiles probably should be merged away.
answered by Ellen Smith G2G6 Pilot (767k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Thanks!!

It didn't make sense to me but I would rather someone with better knowledge to handle the US (although not yet US) part of it. If you find  that the family is early settlers perhaps the Swedish project can help source the Swedish bit.

Here's the source that Carrie found for Derrick Albertson: http://njgsbc.org/files/BCFamilies/BCFam-Albertson.pdf . Some of the information there is based on https://web.archive.org/web/20080110091854/http://revolution.3-cities.com/~gjansen/willits.htm#ALBERTSON

I think this man is more likely to have been Dutch than Swedish.  The suggestion of an origin in Sweden might be due to a mistaken assumption that the patronymic name Albertson (which is spelled Albertsen in the source) indicated that he was Swedish. (Also, the first name of "Poss" on that profile seems to mean "possibly" and probably comes from text that started out something like "son of (poss) Robert Alverson.") I suppose, thought, that it's possible that a Swedish man settled in the Plymouth Colony alongside English Puritans (perhaps he had worked on a ship?) and later moved to New York. None of the sources identifies North Carolina or Virginia as a location.

 

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