Eva Kristina 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 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.

On 12 May 2018 at 06:51 GMT Sue Pragnell wrote:

Thanks so much Eva. Altho' it had corrected since I received my 1st answer, I think you've given me the clue! - edit! Appreciated, as I know I want to add more photos to other profiles, and, like you, didn't like the thumbnails popping up in profile manager.

On 10 May 2018 at 07:23 GMT Rae (Redford) Santema wrote:

Hello Eva! I think you might want to categorize this profile and add it to the project /Olafsdottir-39.

On 16 Apr 2018 at 10:09 GMT Karen (Rollet) Lorenz wrote:

Thank you, Eva, for adding the SVAR record to Peter Carlson. I'm trying to update my ancestors with the free records and just hadn't caught that one yet.

On 12 Apr 2018 at 19:37 GMT Meg McGowan wrote:

Thanks again, Eva. Found the first of the four children in the Dimbo Church records. Three to go. Mahalo, Meg

On 11 Apr 2018 at 16:32 GMT Sandra (McVay) Malone wrote:

Thank you, Eva, for your input to the profile of Svenning Hanson. He is my great great grandfather.

Regards, Sandra

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