Do you have Swedish ancestors? Are you Swedish? Join Project Sweden!

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If you have Swedish ancestors or knowledge about Sweden and want to help us improve profiles then join Project Sweden.

For Swedish brick walls, your best chance is actually to ask for Genealogy Help here in G2G with the tag SWEDEN.

If you want to contribute to the project, do check out the project page and then answer this question with your reason for joining. We'll get you a badge and a welcome!

Please use the answer option rather than the comment option.

asked Jan 11 in Requests for Project Volunteers by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (174,680 points)
edited Jan 19 by Eva Ekeblad

With a grandfather who was born in Skåne, I would like to join the Sweden Project.

Hi Ron!
You are badged and welcome.
My Great Great Grandparents were born in Hallefors, Orebro and Ljusnersberg, Orebro in the early 1840s and married 17 November 1867 in Kila, Vastmanland and I hope to learn more and help others as I learn enough to be able to help.  This is why I would like to join the Sweden Project.
I would like to join the Swedish Project. My great grandparents on my paternal grandmother's side came from Sweden approximately 1887 from Kaxsund, Bjurtjarn, Sweeden.

Thank you
My Great Grandfather was born in Broby, Sweden, I am interested in the project.
All of my mother's grandparents were born in Sweden and moved to Minnesota, USA as adults.  I have been putting a family tree together on Ancestry.com and a distant cousin in Sweden has been helping me.  He has enabled me to connect back through researching church records.

I found a third cousin who still is part owner of the farmhouse where our great grandparents were born in Hansjö, Orsa, Dalarna, Sweden.  We visited in 2016.
You are all welcome!

For newcomers to the thread:
Please do not answer by a comment.

This makes it difficult to give you an individual answer.

26 Answers

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Please add me to the Sweden Project.
answered Jan 12 by Bev

Dear Bev. You first need to join WikiTree.
Or if you already have an account, you need to log in, or else I won't know who you are.

Sorry.  I thought I was logged in.  I'm https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Levine-706
That's better!! :-)
You are badged and welcome.
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My grandmother came to America when she was two.  I would like to join the Sweden project.
answered Jan 17 by Karen Lorenz G2G6 Mach 1 (17,850 points)
Hi Karen, you are badged and welcome!
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Hello Eva and others - the original Sweden Project page appears to be closed. I'm not sure how to proceed. I would like to be included in the group, although I cannot provide a lot of assistance as I'm US-based and don't speak Swedish. I did travel and trace my origins in Karlskrona and Växjö and so that filled in my tree quite a bit, plus some excellent help from others here. I would like to share this database resource for those needing help in the south:  http://ddss.nu/

Laurie Floyd (Hultquist & Moberg greatgrandparents)
answered Jan 17 by Laurie Floyd G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Laurie, you are badged and welcome!

One way to share the database resource would be to give it a question of its own here in G2G. For the time being that would probably be the best, since the project is in the process of reorganizing its resource pages.

As for "the original Sweden Project page appears to be closed" - I do hope you mean the  previous version of the thread for joining, nothing else? Since I am the one handing out the badges, I thought it safest to start a new thread, so that I get the email notifications.
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I would be interested. My Dad's grandparents are from Sweden. Emma is from norbotten and Olof from Skane.
answered Jan 17 by Brian Purves G2G1 (1,510 points)
Hi Brian!
You are badged and welcome.
I'll be in touch.
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I suspect my 3rd ggrandfather emigrated to Helsingor, Denmark from across the strait in Helsingborg, Sweden around .1720.
answered Jan 17 by Joan Kelly G2G2 (2,140 points)
Hi Joan!

That will be a hard nut to crack.

Anyway, you are badged and welcome.
I will be in touch.
Here are my details that I hope will make the process easier:

My suspected Swedish ancestor is Adam Andreas Anders Borgquist.  Born 1773 possibly in Sweden; died before 1873.  Married before 1799 Benedicte Cathrine Dalberg.  Son born 1799 Gusav Adolph Fredrik Borgquist in Denmark.
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My grand father and great grand parents came from Orebro, Sweden in 1889. Would like to join.
answered Jan 17 by Max Erickson G2G Crew (360 points)
Hi Max!
You are badged and welcome.
I'll be in touch.
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My earliest Sweedish ancestors are Jon Bengtsson and Bergatta Niladtr their son Lars Bengtsson arrived in North America on the ship Mercurius in 1656. His son Anders Bengtsson married Gertrude Rambo daughter of Peter Gunnarson Rambo one of the founding members of New Sweeden Colony in America.
answered Jan 17 by Adam Anglin G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Adam!
You are badged and welcome.
I'll be in touch.
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I would like to join the Swedish Project.  My paternal grandparents came to the US in the early 1900's.  I am willing to help out improving Swedish profiles wherever I can.
answered Jan 17 by Daniel Nordlund G2G6 (6,670 points)
Hi Daniel!
You are badged and welcome!

I'll be in touch - we'll see if we can find some cluster of profiles you could help with. Happy to have an offer!

Also glad to see that you already follow the SWEDEN tag.
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I would like to join the Swedish project. I´m Swedish, and my ancestors are on my father´s side from Västmanland and Dalarna, on my mother´s side from Gästrikland and Västergötland.
answered Jan 18 by Britt-Marie Sohlström G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hej och varmt välkommen, Britt-Marie!

Jag hör av mig.
+1 vote
Great Grandmother and her parents came from Sweden and has been difficult to find information so would like to join and learn.
answered Jan 18 by Lynn Gaulin
Hi Lynn!

I hope you got my message.
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Yes, I would like to join the Sweden project. My father's parents were born in Sweden: Söderfors and Färna.
answered Jan 18 by Amy Wiemer G2G6 (8,300 points)
Hi Amy!
You are badged and welcome.

I'm not sure if we have communicated before, but I have come across many of the profiles you have created, since your roots are in my favourite part of Sweden, Bergslagen.
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I am third generation American, 50% Swedish.  I'd like to join Project Sweden.  Thanks.
answered Jan 18 by Harold Larson G2G Rookie (290 points)
Hi Harold!
You are badged and welcome.

I'll be in touch.
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My mother's parents were both born in Sweden (in Skaraborg County) and emigrated as teenagers to NYC in the 1890's where they met and married.  My grandfather was a Larsson; my grandmother, who immigrated with her mother, had the surname of "Carlsdotter" while in Sweden but changed it to "Almquist" when they arrived in NYC.  I've been trying to put together a tree on ancestry.com, but haven't been able to go back many generations.  I'm currently waiting on the results of my DNA (sample submitted to ancestry.com last week) and hope that will shed more light on my Swedish ancestors.
answered Jan 18 by Marcia Dodge G2G Crew (330 points)
Hi Marcia!
I hope you got my message!
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My great grandfather was Swedish. His mother, my great-great grandmother, came from Orebro, Sweden in 1889. His father, my great-great grandfather, came from Varmland, Sweden in 1893. I’d be interested in joining the project.
answered Jan 18 by Missy Berryann G2G1 (1,050 points)
Hi Missy,
You are badged and welcome!
I'll be in touch.
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My 2GreatGrandmother, Marie Charlotta LEVEAU, came from Östra Torp, Skåne, Sweden, I am very interested in tracking this line.  Her ancestor, Pierre Leveau married Ingrid Hellena WÄGERSTEEN who is the daughter of Captain Ohla Magnus WÄGERSTEEN  https://www.adelsvapen.com/genealogi/Von_Schwartzenhoff_nr_1040.  I want to know more...
answered Jan 19 by Terri Davis G2G Crew (360 points)
Hi Terry,
You are badged and welcome!
I'll be in touch.
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Just received DNA results and it shows that I am 10.4 percent Scandinavian. Therefore I request to join this Swedish  ancestry group to discover these roots.
answered Jan 19 by Maria

I think there is a misunderstanding here. Project Sweden is a project within WikiTree for people who want to help out improving the Swedish part of WikiTree's Global Family Tree.

Before you decide that this is for you, you may want to join WikiTree as an active member.

If you are a member, who just forgot to log in, the best way to discover your Swedish roots is to ask specific questions here in G2G about your brick walls and tag them SWEDEN.

+1 vote
I'm only 8% Scandinavian, does that count enough?
answered Jan 19 by Vicky

Same as the above,

I think there is a misunderstanding here. Project Sweden is a project within WikiTree for people who want to help out improving the Swedish part of WikiTree's Global Family Tree.

Before you decide that this is for you, you may want to join WikiTree as an active member.

If you are a member, who just forgot to log in, the best way to discover your Swedish roots is to ask specific questions here in G2G about your brick walls and tag them SWEDEN.

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I'd like to join Project Sweden. My Great Grandfather '''Carl Gustav Herbert [[Laurin-17]]''' was from Gotland and my Great Grandmother '''Hildur Ingebory [[Johnsson-1320]]''' was from Stockholm. They settled here in Lowell, Massachusetts, where they gave birth to my Grandfather Sven Albert Laurin.

Hildur Laurin Image 1

 

answered Jan 20 by Keith Cook G2G3 (3,620 points)
Hi Keith!
You are badged and welcome!
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My father’s Ancestry is 100% Swedish, and I have used the wonderful Swedish parish records many times.  I would love to join your project.
answered Jan 21 by Peggy Jude G2G1 (1,540 points)
Hi Peggy!
You are badged and welcome!
+1 vote
My great grandfather was born 1865 in Hede (O). I would enjoy participating in the Sweden Project.
answered Feb 5 by Libby Lewis G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Libby!
You are badged and welcome!

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