Eva Ekeblad

Eva Ekeblad

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Eva K. Ekeblad
Born 1940s.
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I do not do pre-1500 and I'm not too keen on nobility and notables either.
On the other hand I'm passionate about Swedish church records and love using them for research on my own kinship network as well as the kin of others.

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:

  • I have previously filled in my own direct ancestors in Västergötland (quick-and-dirty from my notes). I spent the whole of 2015 researching Västergötland. Now, in 2018 I am returning to do things properly.
  • I just love Bergslagen, particularly Skinnskatteberg parish where I have shared ancestry with several WikiTreers.
  • 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. We started working on this in Sept 2016. Still keeping an eye on it.

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 12 Aug 2018 at 11:44 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks for updating the Name Field Guidelines page!

Cheers, Liz

On 8 Aug 2018 at 06:22 GMT Shaun Doust wrote:

Hi Eva, once again I just want to say thank you so much for all your help with Gustaf Lundin and the family, It is most appreciated!

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:

Hi Eva,

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:

Hi Eva, I just discovered your tree here on WikiTree and I am so excited. I was reading my grandfather Carl E. Hager's diary from 1932 (from a trip to Gothenberg), and he writes lovingly of his cousin Holger. I understand from my father they were very close. My great-grandfather Alfred was Anna Bjorkstrom's (Holger's mom) brother. I am just beginning to get interested in genealogy, and I want to thank you for compiling this incredible history. You have so much information on Johan Hager's genealogy, and I can't wait to start reading it. I will definitely keep a close eye on your page. Thank you again! –Nichlolas ("Cole") Hager

On 11 Jul 2018 at 14:52 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

I see from my family activity feed that you've been going to town on my husband's Swedish ancestors. THANK YOU. I'm going to alert a distant cousin who shares this ancestry; maybe it will get him interested in WikiTree. Thanks again. This is marvelous.

On 27 May 2018 at 10:01 GMT g. Du Rietz wrote:

Tack för tips.

On 26 May 2018 at 22:35 GMT David Johnson wrote:

Thanks for the note about Carl Olsson. He is my third-great-grandfather.

On 22 May 2018 at 21:30 GMT Joan (Hanson) Landreth wrote:

Hi Eva,

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:

Angående Ida Crescentia med det coola namnet så föddes ju hon i Gökhem, men jag skulle tro att de inte registrerades i dopboken pga att familjen var katoliker.

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.

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