If I don't answer, it MAY be my Internet connection that is down (my computer will need a replacement soon).
I have been doing genealogy since the end of 2011, when I had been retired for about six months. It'll take me a long time to get all that I have gathered since then into the WikiTree - particularly since I'm prone to get distracted from my own stuff by other people's riddles.
Currently working on:
The ancestors of my paternal grandfather back to the 1600s all came from a quite limited area in Västergötland, centered in the southern part of Viste hundred. They were self-owned farmers, or farmers on contract to a manor. I haven't entered much of that here yet (although I spent my research time in 2015 almost exclusively on this kinship network). My great grandfather Johannes was the one to leave the area to become a school teacher not far from Gothenburg. He brought his young wife Anna from the home village and adopted the family name Ekeblad, thereby leaving the patronymic system in the 1880s. Anna was one of The Last Dotters.
I'm not very interested in the genealogy of the expired noble Ekeblad lines - we are not related, and Eva Ekeblad isn't me. It MAY have been a cheeky gesture from my great grand and his brothers when they picked the name. But they were also not the only ones. I once did a little study of this, and there are about ten different Ekeblad families, who picked the name between 1840 and 1890.
The ancestors of my maternal grandparents came from the iron making districts in Bergslagen or from the farming country around lakes Mälaren and Hjälmaren. Since my mother was born in Arboga, that's where they all gravitated - mostly by marrying from parish to parish, going south or west by the generation. I just love Bergslagen, particularly Skinnskatteberg parish where I have shared ancestry with several WikiTreers - and the church records go far back.
Among the iron makers there were some immigrants from Germany or Wallonie back in the 16- and 1700s. There were also some internal migrants - supernumerous and enterprising sons and daughters from down in Västergötland moving north to the iron frontier in the 1600s. The surname of my morfar and the maiden name of my mormor were both "frozen" patronymics - Persson and Pettersson. I have gathered the freeze points in my family tree on a free-space page: Space:Freeze_points_in_Evas_tree
The ancestors of my paternal grandmother are the most mixed bunch. Her mother was descended from crofters in Uppland. It was the grandparents of my farmor who left the crofter's life for Stockholm, where Per Olsson adopted the surname Lindgren circa 1859 and became a customs officer. In the service he was sent north to the coast of Hälsingland with his family, and spent the 1870s there, before returning to Stockholm - leaving my great grandmother Augusta, who had found a husband up north. Gustav Lindström. The father of Gustav, in his turn, was born in Rättvik, but had migrated with his father and siblings to Hälsingland in 1836. They were charcoal makers, who became sawmill workers when the market and industry changed. Håman Olof Olsson and his brothers left the patronymic system and the farm naming system of Dalarna in the 1840s and adopted the surname Lindström. Olof Lindström had all his ancestors in Rättvik - and this is a part of my tree which I have worked on entering here. The wife of Olof Lindström was Apollonia Nilsdotter Brodin with a fascinating ancestry consisting of smiths and charcoal makers in southern Hälsingland. This branch was my experiment with a GEDCOM import and may still suffer from the effects.
On 24 Apr 2019 at 23:33 GMT Jim Miller wrote:
On 10 Apr 2019 at 16:28 GMT Tracie MacPherson wrote:
You are right on the birth of mother/daughter, not sure what happened there but II will check my papers again and update shortly.
On 14 Mar 2019 at 23:32 GMT Hjordis Sjöstedt wrote:
On 2 Mar 2019 at 07:55 GMT Anonymous Davis wrote:
On 28 Feb 2019 at 03:49 GMT Rob Neff wrote:
On 26 Feb 2019 at 10:51 GMT Rob Neff wrote:
On 29 Dec 2018 at 08:35 GMT Karen Neuvirth wrote:
On 17 Nov 2018 at 14:14 GMT Richard Lindblom wrote:
It's always nice to discover a new cousin! Thanks for all your help. Regards Richard Lindblom
On 14 Nov 2018 at 13:53 GMT Marlena (Koehler) Lidell wrote:
On 1 Nov 2018 at 17:02 GMT Barbara (Wyatt) Cooper wrote:
On 1 Nov 2018 at 03:42 GMT Karen (Mauger) Gunn wrote:
On 29 Oct 2018 at 01:18 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
On 3 Oct 2018 at 13:17 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:
On 29 Sep 2018 at 15:39 GMT Tamara Flora wrote:
ps- did you have the outages you were expecting? :)
On 12 Sep 2018 at 13:37 GMT Jan (Frank) Heide wrote:
On 4 Sep 2018 at 15:34 GMT Ben Griffith wrote:
On 15 Aug 2018 at 19:10 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
On 12 Aug 2018 at 11:44 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 8 Aug 2018 at 06:22 GMT Shaun Doust wrote:
I see you are always busy with it. You are an absolute Star!
On 1 Aug 2018 at 11:46 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:
Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. I'm assuming you will be staying with us as part of our Collaboration team! Thanks, Natalie
On 22 Jul 2018 at 02:37 GMT Nicholas Hager wrote:
On 11 Jul 2018 at 14:52 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:
On 27 May 2018 at 10:01 GMT g. Du Rietz wrote:
On 26 May 2018 at 22:35 GMT David Johnson wrote:
On 22 May 2018 at 21:30 GMT Joan (Hanson) Landreth wrote:
I am going to check on Cecilia Knutsdotter's information with my distant cousin in Sweden. He will do his best to help.
On 21 May 2018 at 17:28 GMT Maria Lundholm wrote:
On 19 May 2018 at 16:54 GMT Robert Olson wrote:
Thank you. Yes I need to add more information to my references. I have the info for several to add to profiles. Bob O.
On 12 May 2018 at 06:51 GMT Sue Pragnell wrote:
On 10 May 2018 at 07:23 GMT Rae (Redford) Santema wrote:
On 16 Apr 2018 at 10:09 GMT Karen (Rollet) Lorenz wrote:
On 12 Apr 2018 at 19:37 GMT Meg McGowan wrote:
On 11 Apr 2018 at 16:32 GMT Sandra (McVay) Malone wrote:
On 4 Apr 2018 at 22:23 GMT Eric Hoffman wrote:
On 28 Mar 2018 at 17:28 GMT Jeanne Gunderson wrote:
On 24 Mar 2018 at 05:16 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:
Will you come join us on the Spic-n-Span Scandinavians Clean-a-Thon team this year??? We would be so honored to have your expertise. :-)
For your convenience, here's the G2G thread for signing up: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/581587
On 12 Mar 2018 at 14:58 GMT Michael Remler wrote:
On 6 Mar 2018 at 01:43 GMT Michael Schell wrote:
On 5 Mar 2018 at 20:28 GMT Michael Remler wrote:
On 18 Feb 2018 at 23:41 GMT Clifford Danielson wrote:
On 16 Feb 2018 at 17:57 GMT Kathy Benson wrote:
On 9 Feb 2018 at 14:34 GMT Mary Ellen Nicholson wrote:
On 4 Feb 2018 at 21:01 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:
On 30 Jan 2018 at 16:35 GMT Heather Husted wrote:
On 29 Jan 2018 at 19:52 GMT Bjorn (Flink) Giulianetti wrote:
Best regards, Bjorn Giulianetti
On 24 Jan 2018 at 15:34 GMT Keith Cook wrote:
On 23 Jan 2018 at 22:36 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.
On 16 Jan 2018 at 17:30 GMT Robert Hvitfeldt wrote:
On 14 Jan 2018 at 13:34 GMT Britt-Marie Sohlström wrote:
On 12 Jan 2018 at 23:15 GMT Dina Grozev wrote:
On 12 Jan 2018 at 19:51 GMT Steven Tibbetts wrote:
On 29 Dec 2017 at 14:38 GMT Dan Carlson wrote:
On 13 Dec 2017 at 13:56 GMT Per-Olav Hildebrand wrote:
Dedicated, open-minded, always helpful in manner; Meticulous, highly reliable in research. Thanks for all help during 2017!
On 7 Dec 2017 at 01:51 GMT Anonymous Davis wrote:
On 4 Dec 2017 at 17:27 GMT Beverly Levine wrote:
On 18 Oct 2017 at 05:18 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:
On 8 Oct 2017 at 19:48 GMT Gerry Hagberg wrote:
On 27 Sep 2017 at 14:17 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
On 26 Sep 2017 at 23:29 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:
On 22 Sep 2017 at 16:02 GMT Carol Rancourt wrote:
Inga Lisa (Nelson) Andersdotter (Andersdotter-4891).
On 7 Sep 2017 at 11:57 GMT Per Cederberg wrote:
I try to go over all of the findings as soon as I can.
On 30 Aug 2017 at 16:27 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:
On 27 Aug 2017 at 10:03 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:
On 22 Aug 2017 at 17:02 GMT Jim Angelo Jr wrote:
On 1 Aug 2017 at 00:57 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:
On 26 Jul 2017 at 14:32 GMT Russell Philip wrote:
On 24 Jul 2017 at 00:32 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:
On 20 Jul 2017 at 04:47 GMT Carla (Larson) Larson-Tucke wrote:
On 15 Jul 2017 at 01:40 GMT Steve (McCabe) Schmidt wrote:
Congratulations on becoming a wikitree super star keep up the great work we appreciate your diligence to wikitree.
Best regards Steven Schmidt
On 29 Jun 2017 at 15:38 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:
On 19 May 2017 at 07:22 GMT Maggie Andersson wrote:
Vi är tydligen släkt på fler håll: 9 common ancestors were found between Maggie and Eva within 15 generations. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Göstasdotter-2 är "ninth great grandmother" till oss båda två. Edit: Fast hennes syster Ingeborg är också "ninth great grandmother" till oss, kan det stämma?
On 9 May 2017 at 14:21 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:
whats next? Research Assistance
On 9 May 2017 at 11:03 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:
On 9 May 2017 at 10:59 GMT Maggie Andersson wrote:
On 28 Apr 2017 at 08:13 GMT Eva Ekeblad wrote:
On 21 Apr 2017 at 13:41 GMT DK Clews wrote:
Thanks again for your advice!
On 20 Apr 2017 at 05:04 GMT Erik Granstrom wrote:
On 25 Mar 2017 at 19:54 GMT Erik Granstrom wrote:
On 20 Mar 2017 at 19:04 GMT Henrik (Sundqvist) Ledin wrote:
On 4 Mar 2017 at 11:37 GMT Steve Carlson wrote:
On 18 Feb 2017 at 15:24 GMT Gordon Lokken wrote:
On 6 Feb 2017 at 16:21 GMT Eva Ekeblad wrote:
On 6 Feb 2017 at 16:18 GMT Karen (Lowe) Tobo wrote:
Do you speak Swedish or other languages besides English? Would you be willing to check out the Languages Template and add your languages to your profile? It's great to see who can help in various languages.
On 14 Dec 2016 at 17:47 GMT Jeanne Gunderson wrote:
On 24 Nov 2016 at 15:10 GMT Jan Olof Waltersson wrote:
On 18 Nov 2016 at 14:39 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:
On 10 Nov 2016 at 18:31 GMT Jana (Iverson) Last wrote:
On 7 Nov 2016 at 21:36 GMT Maggie Andersson wrote:
On 7 Nov 2016 at 19:13 GMT Maggie Andersson wrote:
Put you on the trusted list for her and her siblings and ancestors (if I did it correctly, which I hope I did).
On 26 Oct 2016 at 17:53 GMT Antonia (Anonymous) Reuvers wrote:
On 17 Oct 2016 at 13:18 GMT Elizabeth Winter wrote:
On 15 Oct 2016 at 10:35 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:
On 12 Oct 2016 at 16:33 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:
On 26 Sep 2016 at 10:06 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:
Intresting stories on http://riksarkivet.se/Sve/Arkivhistorier/dokbilder/2003/surnames.pdf
On 24 Sep 2016 at 13:24 GMT David Robinson wrote:
On 23 Sep 2016 at 20:22 GMT Ramona (Larson) Pekarek wrote:
On 18 Sep 2016 at 17:19 GMT Dana (Schuffman) Johnson wrote:
On 18 Aug 2016 at 15:47 GMT Susan (Goldmark) Laursen wrote:
I am most greatfull Best wishes susan
On 17 Aug 2016 at 05:28 GMT Rae (Redford) Santema wrote:
On 16 Aug 2016 at 18:14 GMT Rae (Redford) Santema wrote:
On 14 Aug 2016 at 22:27 GMT Rae (Redford) Santema wrote:
On 7 Jul 2016 at 08:21 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:
Vår koppling. LIte kul det är både på din fars och din mors sida..... dessa anförluster....
On 18 Jun 2016 at 19:39 GMT Lori (Larson) Prasnicki wrote:
On 17 May 2016 at 23:46 GMT Sheila Olson wrote:
On 17 May 2016 at 13:45 GMT Elisa Mayfield wrote:
On 21 Feb 2016 at 17:34 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
I see that you just did the Pre-1700 Self-Certification. That's great!
Is there a particular time period, location, or topic you're interested in? Maybe you have some historically-significant ancestors?
Let me know. I can help you figure out if there's a project and introduce you to the project leaders.
Guy - Volunteer Coordinator