My Dad's family is from southwest New Jersey, from Philadelphia to Cape May, including Gloucester, Cumberland,Salem, and Camden counties. They were farmers, adventurers, mariners, Puritans, and Quakers, some migrating from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Amsterdam, New York, New Sweden, and one who may be from the Virginia Colony. Others landed in the Garden State and stayed put. :)
The only place I have her surname is on their son's death certificate.
There are a lot of directions to research a tree but I'm settled on a few projects at this point. I am a daughter of an immigrant. My current research focus is reviewing my tree and compiling a list of all my other immigrant ancestors. I'm also finding and track all my U.S. family brick walls (NY, NJ,PA, CT, MA) so I can research them more efficiently. My other big project is the New Sweden Project.
Am interested in participating in the New Jersey project
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with H by comparing test results with other
carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with H:
Hi, I just merged 2 records for Ericus Smidt. His wife Brita shows 2 different fathers. FS has Peter Andersson, no wife on that record but Katarina on another WT profile. James, (brother of Peter, supposedly) and wife Brita Lyman are also shown as Brita's parents. Do you have sources to sort this out?
After New Sweden, Maine, was settled in 1870, another town not far away was founded and they named it Stockholm. That is where my mother was born. I wonder if there are any other 'New Swedens' out there.
Thanks for responding. My grandfather was born in Sweden and his family settled in New Sweden, a town in northern Maine. My grandmother's family had helped found the town. The town was founded in 1870. See link. http://www.maineswedishcolony.info/index.html.