Eva Kristina Ekeblad

Eva Ekeblad

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Eva K. Ekeblad
Born 1940s.
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Not ready to chart my life here - but I have been doing genealogy since 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:

  • Skinnskatteberg parish where I have shared ancestry with several WikiTreers. Here is where I do Real Research at the moment, really getting to know the social network around 1600. Great fun, deeply interesting (to me :-) Beginning of 2017 doing the same thing in Gunnilbo parish in March: Fellingsbro parish ... and summer of 2017 back to Skinnskatteberg again.
  • Space:Walloons_in_Sweden - with Lena Svensson
  • Error 912, Swedish patronym SSON for female - before circa 1850 daughters of the common folk were -dotter of their fathers. I would like WikiTree to be correct in this naming pattern.
  • Filling in my own direct ancestors in Västergötland (quick-and-dirty from my notes). Done with this, as far as I'm comfortable with it. I spent the whole of 2015 researching Västergötland; I have some other things I want to do first at WikiTree before returning to do Västergötland properly.

Generation seven was my last without gaps. For generation eight there is one mother with parents so far lost in the fogs :-( I have been exploring the fogs a bit and will return to this riddle.

Where my ancestors came from

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. 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.


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On 18 Oct 2017 at 05:18 GMT Philip van der Walt wrote:

A huge thanks for confirming the LNAB on Zeederberg-10!

On 8 Oct 2017 at 19:48 GMT Gerry Hagberg wrote:

re: Degerfors. In the 1750's 1760's, Degerfors only occupied 2 or 3 pages in the Karlskoga HFL. I added more categories. Best wishes on your "mission".

On 27 Sep 2017 at 14:17 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Congratulations :)

On 26 Sep 2017 at 23:29 GMT Alison Andrus wrote:

Congratulations on becoming a leader, Eva! Very well deserved. ;-)

On 22 Sep 2017 at 16:02 GMT Carol Rancourt wrote:

Thank you for the beautiful bio on

Inga Lisa (Nelson) Andersdotter (Andersdotter-4891).

On 7 Sep 2017 at 11:57 GMT Per Cederberg wrote:

Thanks for your findings. I realize that even if I check my matches, a lot of other stuff will go with it. Wikitree seems to be a great way to find the mistakes.

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:

wonderful wikitreer
Eva Ekeblad is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 27 Aug 2017 at 10:03 GMT Magnus Sälgö wrote:

hm but he was using the poor relief..... and the poor relief took the money... how do we formulate it in Oxford English ;-)

On 22 Aug 2017 at 17:02 GMT Jim Angelo Jr wrote:

Thanks for your note on LNAB for New Sweden women. I have posted comments for the PM's involved, hopefully explaining the situation, and requesting the changes.

On 1 Aug 2017 at 00:57 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Welcome to the Categorization Project! Be sure to check out the Categorization project page to see some of what we do, our To-Do lists which have category discussions and tasks, and some basic usage guidelines. Please add the categorization tag to your G2G feed where we have a lot of community discussion. We also use a Google discussion email list; make sure to request to join it by clicking here. Thanks for joining us!

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