Eva Ekeblad

Eva Ekeblad

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Eva Ekeblad
Born 1940s.
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If I don't answer, it MAY be my Internet connection that is down (my computer will need a replacement soon).

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.
  • After working diligently on the above, but still not having transferred all of my research to WikiTree, I had the idea of revisiting the branch tips of my tree, to check the balance, so to speak. So this is my current work-in-progress, as concerns my own kin.
  • 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. Also working on the Suggestion List for Sweden in general.

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. 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.


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On 14 Mar 2019 at 23:32 GMT Hjordis Sjöstedt wrote:

Thank you Eva for all your help with Nils Persson 1801-1828, I hope I got it fixed right. I really appreciate the work you did to sort that out. Thank you / Hjördis Smith

On 2 Mar 2019 at 07:55 GMT Anonymous Davis wrote:

Eva, Anna Stina Pontusdotter's father is marked as uncertain because DNA does not support the family tree that I assembled based on Swedish records. Jan Andersson's parentage has been proven thru DNA, but hers has not. Pontus Magnusson is her father on paper, but this is not confirmed thru DNA.

On 28 Feb 2019 at 03:49 GMT R. Neff wrote:

Hey, thanks for your work, my new 9th cousin! I really appreciate you taking the time for that.

On 26 Feb 2019 at 10:51 GMT R. Neff wrote:

Eva, interesting bio, and you seem like a person that might be able to help when I get back to working on my Swedish side. I'm descended from Jonas Lidstrom, who was apparently on the other side of Vänern lake from you. It would be interesting if there was a Lindström-Lidstrom connection, but there probably is not.

On 29 Dec 2018 at 08:35 GMT Karen Neuvirth wrote:

Thank you for your help on NOW Svensson-3621 :) Also thank you for editing the bio for him, even though I don't understand it i'm sure it's great information. I guess I better start learning my native language at some point....

On 17 Nov 2018 at 14:14 GMT Richard Lindblom wrote:

Hi Cousin Eva:

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:

Thank you for updating the information that you did for my Tree. I uploaded what I had information wise from what I had found through sources. Not All sources are always going to be correct. And a second set of eyes is always good :)

On 1 Nov 2018 at 17:02 GMT Barbara (Wyatt) Cooper wrote:

Thank You for allowing me to participate in the Norway Project. I look forward to learning and helping others.

On 1 Nov 2018 at 03:42 GMT Karen (Mauger) Gunn wrote:

Hello Eva, Thank you for fixing the suggestion I received about Cissa/Sissa Gillström. I still have a lot to learn. Karen

On 29 Oct 2018 at 01:18 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Eva, would you or one of the other Sweden Project members have a moment to welcome Roger Åsander in Swedish. He has been a member of WikiTree for a couple of weeks. Thanks, Debi

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Eva is 29 degrees from Caryl Ruckert, 26 degrees from Harriet Stowe and 28 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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