Any project forthese pre-1700 people: Anders Björnsson or Bengta Truwedsdotter?

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I want to help contribute to the deep genealogy on our shared tree.

1.) Geographical region and time period:   Especially Jönköpings län, Kronobergs län and Blekinge län in Sweden

2.) Some example names and dates:   At this moment my question concerns Anders Björnsson [Björnsson-270] and Bengta Truwedsdotter [Truwedsdotter-1]

3.) Source(s) for my information on them:   cathechetical length and death notice

Before I get started adding and changing profiles, can you tell me if there is a WikiTree project that would cover these people? If so, how do I get in touch with the project members to coordinate and collaborate on the profiles?

Kind regards

Anders Lönnermark

WikiTree profile: Anders Björnsson
in The Tree House by Anders Lönnermark G2G1 (1.9k points)

1 Answer

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That would be the Sweden Project, which you have just joined.
by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Pilot (298k points)
You don't get rid of that orange banner for joining a project - it'll always be there when you edit pre-1700 people.
And. I suspect that Sweden isn't as crowded in WikiTree as some parts of America will be. Just be sure to take a look at the matches suggested when you create new profiles - it MAY happen that you find a branch that you can join up to instead of duplicating.

Also, the parish categories are pretty good for finding related people - or just seeing who else has profiles in the area. They are not compulsory to use, but they'll be there when you start feeling at home in the WikiTree interface.
The other people in https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Almundsryd_(G) so far are all much later.
Although when I search for them, there are many more - I'm putting them in the category.
Thank you for the response and information!
I have now started to add categories and hopefully this will make it easier to find matches.
It's always interesting to see if somebody has already been exploring a parish - but I'm afraid that most of the profiles I found and added to Almundsryd yesterday aren't exactly role models. Lots of unsourced profiles there (not an uncommon situation)

There is a Google grop for the project, which may interest you:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=sv#!forum/sweden-project
I should perhaps say, since your tree "lives" in Jönköping and Kronoberg counties, that in my opinion all those, more or less empty, subcategories are more of a hindrance than a help. Somebody has been over-enthusiastic.
Thanks, I will only use the main categories (parishes); it seems sufficient to find others in the same category.
Subcategories become useful when you are exploring a parish in depth and the main category starts spilling over to a second page.

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