Do you have Swedish ancestors? Are you Swedish? Join Project Sweden! [closed]

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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.

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asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (252k points)
closed by Maggie Andersson

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 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:
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63 Answers

+1 vote
My maternal grandmother was from Sweden so I would like to join the Sweden project
answered by Jodi Deneen G2G Rookie (230 points)
Welcome, Jodi!
+1 vote

Hopefully I'll get this right; my DNA test shows that I'm 50% from Scandanavia, no surprise there since both of my father's parents were born in Våstra Vingäker, Södermanland, Sweden in the late 1800's.


answered by Barry Peterson G2G Rookie (240 points)
Welcome, Barry!
+1 vote
Hello - My grandparents were from Varmland. I hope to learn more about them, our ancestors, and also if I have any relatives (I don't have any cousins on that side).  I would like to join the Sweden project. Thank you, erica
answered by Erica Hahn G2G Rookie (230 points)
Welcome, Erica
+1 vote
Swedish since at least 10 generations...

Already working on improving Swedish profiles.
answered by Gunnar Fernqvist G2G4 (5k points)
I'll give you the badge right away, Gunnar.
Välkommen Gunnar!
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My father's paternal grandparents came from Sweden in the mid 1860s, first to the upper peninsula of Michigan and then to central Minnesota. My father's great-grandmother also came to Michigan, but I don't know what happened to her. I have broadened my search by researching all of the families that are buried in the same cemetery as my father's grandparents, Bethany Cemetery, Blue Mounds Township, Pope County, Minnesota. Most of them came from Ljusnarsberg or neighboring parishes, but there are still a few that I am not sure about.

Going forward, I plan to add the ancestors of these people and attempt to discover what their ties were to Finland.
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Are you Berg-1339 ?
You posted without being logged in to WikiTree.
Yes, that is me.
Good. You have the badge now.

Your cemetery work with so many immigrants from the same Swedish parish sounds very interesting.
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one of my double great grandma's parents are from sweden, but while i managed to find the names of all her  grandparents- i only found the names of some of her great grandparents- due to the fact the records at Horn and Hycklinge prior to mid-1840's aren't available online. so i'm not sure if i could help with project sweden.

edit: here's what i have on my double great grandma's ancestors
answered by Katy Brecht G2G6 Mach 1 (10.1k points)
edited by Katy Brecht
You are welcome to the badge anyway.

The older records for Horn and Hycklinge, particularly those for birth-marriage-death aren't available anywhere, because there was a fire in the archive in 1851. Not much of a consolation :-(
that sucks. also how do you cite swedish church records since they can't be viewed be regular familysearch users.? i attempted to dig thru them and did find both my 2nd great jennie's grandfathers baptisms at least. maybe some day, i'll try to find her grandpa sven gustaf's grandparents and so forth since it appears that sven gustaff didn't come from horn or hycklinge.

All Swedish church records older than 70 years are avalable free of charge at Riksarkivet, our National Archives. The Digital Research room is a good starting place. Follow the link to Church archives and search for a parish.

There will be a mix of Swedish and English, since there is an English version of the general interface, but the content has not been translated.

I have written a little about the types of document here.

I also looked up the birth record for Anders Dahlqvist and cited it in his profile, with a link.

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3 of my 8 great-grandparents are from Sweden having come to America around 1880. Two came from Östergötland and one from Blekinge.
answered by David Carlson G2G Crew (360 points)
Welcome to WikiTree and the Sweden Project, David!
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I would like to join the Swedish Project. I am from Sweden and my ancestors can be found in Skåne, on my father's side in Göinge since the 15th century and on my mother's side in the south western part of the county.

Best regards

answered by Hans Johnsson G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hans, there is something wrong with your profile: it shows up as Unlisted, but also says that it should not be Unlisted since you have signed the Honor Code.

I have no way of giving a badge to an Unlisted profile. You should be able to change your own privacy setting.
Thanks for the head's up, updated!


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Hello, I would like to join the Sweden group.  I have ancestors on both sides of my family who immigrated from Sweden and would love to know more about my history.
answered by Lisa Hull G2G Crew (420 points)
Hi Lisa! You are badged and welcome. We'll be in touch.
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I would love to join the Sweden Project. My maternal grandfather's lineage is Swedish (mostly from Bredared / Västra Götaland / Värmland) and they eventually found their way to Michigan and Wisconsin.
answered by Christopher Roberts G2G1 (1.6k points)
Hej Christopher!
You are badged and welcome!
+1 vote

Hi all, I'd like to join - my maternal grandmother was from Västernorrland.

answered by Kristina Gallant G2G1 (1.2k points)
Hi Kristina, and welcome!
You have the badge since yesterday evening.
+1 vote
I would like to join project Sweden, took a dna test turns out i'm 40% Swede.  starting researching my dad's line and we're Swedes :)
answered by Vicky Thur G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Vix!
You will first have to join WikiTree.
Hi Eva,

i joined about a mouth ago (i'm Thur-24)

Ah, you were just not logged in, the first time.

You have the badge now.
+1 vote
Swedish according to the church records... :-)

answered by Lisbet Håkansson G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hej och välkommen, Lisbet!
+1 vote
My most recent ancestor to immigrate to America came from Sweden in 1888. Some of my most recent brick walls are from his line. I also don't know what happened to him in America after the 1920s and his name was quite common (John Oscar Johnson, originally Johann Oskar Johansson).
answered by Benjamin Pehrson G2G Crew (390 points)
Hej, Benjamin!

You are badged and welcome!
+1 vote
Hello, I have Swedish heritage through my paternal grandmother (Swanson).  I added a few profiles with sources already.  Thank you.
answered by Eric McDaniel G2G6 (8.3k points)
Hej Eric!

You are badged and welcome!
+1 vote
Swedish, with extensive research experience in local genealogy across all four estates.
answered by Matt Engdahl G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
Woops, forgot the usual comment to indicate you've been badged - we were communicating in too many places ;-)
All good - thank you! :)
+1 vote
I would like to join the Sweden Project.

Jag vill är född i Sverige och mina släktingar åtminstone ett par generationer tillbaka i tiden är nästan alla svenskar.
answered by Henrik Sundström G2G Crew (850 points)

Hej och välkommen.
Likadant för mig att nästan alla är svenskar - går man tillbaka ett stycke har jag invandrade smeder, både valloner  och tyskar.

+1 vote

I have a Swedish surname and have enjoyed many a smorgasbord, hardtack, pickled and creamed herring (creamed a fave), pressed silta, swedish meatballs, and rice pudding with an almond with my dear, departed in-laws as well as "Scanhoovian" friends.

We have many Swedish ancestors photos, including a pile that are unidentified. This looks like a great place for help. 

Thank you in advance, 
Tack på förhand,

Deb Nystrom

answered by Deborah Nystrom G2G3 (3.2k points)
Hi Deborah! Nice to meet again :-)
You have the badge now.
+1 vote
My father's ancestors are all from Sweden and I would like to join the Sweden Project.
answered by Richard Lindblom G2G1 (1.7k points)
Good morning, Richard!
You are badged and welcome!
+1 vote
Hi, I am Swedish and live in Sweden and I do most of my genealogical research on Swedish ancestors and their families, but I am also interested in how family members of ancestors left Sweden and in connecting with their descendants, e.g. in the US. For all these reasons I would like to join the Sweden project.
answered by Anders Lönnermark G2G1 (1.5k points)
You have the badge. I'll be in touch.

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