The local Swedish genealogists
Our local Swedish genealogists are specialists in their own area.
For that reason You have to tell us were in Skaraborg or elsewhere you have your roots. This information is neededso you get the right local swedish genealogists.
To begin the genealogy research in Sweden, you need to do a deposit of $800 which is nonrefundable. After the deposit is received your genealogist will contact you and begin the research.
The project leader for Adventure Skaraborg is the first person you have contact with in Sweden. She will match the traveler with a local Swedish genealogist.
Please read the instructions below.
If you don’t have so much information don’t hesitate. We will try to help you in the search to find information about your immigrant in U.S. This is needed to do research in Sweden so you can take part in a Exclusive Customized Genealogy Trip to Sweden.
Included in the price for your own genealogist and guide are:
- Genealogy work on your family which is needed for the genealogy trip Adventure Skaraborg. That includes compliments of research already done.
- Search for/find the places/cottage/farms your ancestor came from. Maybe the house is not there any longer.
- Search for maps, documents and photos.
- Contact libraries, archives, authority and churches which might have information about your family.
- Contact persons who might have information about your family.
- Scout heritage places to visit during two genealogy days.
- Plan which heritage places to visit during the two genealogy days.
- Contact relatives if there is any and arrange for everyone to meet.
- Be your guide and driver on the genealogy days.
You tell us what you would like to do and together with your local genealogist and guide you plan your heritage trips for those days on the tour.
Information which is needed to do research in Sweden
- Full Name - first names and last name
- Date of birth YYMMDD
- Place of birth - parish and province
- Date of emigration
- With whom the emigration took place
- Destination in US
Full Name - first names and last name
- The full names of the ancestor who emigrated from Sweden and immigrated to U.S. First name and last name. The Swedes often left with a patronymic name. In U.S. they sometimes changed it to another name. Example 1 - Johan August Johansson changed to August Dahlstrand. Example 2 - Mårten Erick Hammar changed to Martin Hammer.
Date of birth YYYYMMDD
- You need to know when your ancestor was born YYYYMMDD. In Sweden many people had the same names. It's common in Sweden that in a parish and a year children have the same first and patronymic name. If you are Looking for a Christina Larsdotter B 1852 in a parish and you find three with the same name. Which one is yours?
Place of birth - parish and province
- Birth parish is necessary to know. Province and län (county) isn't enough, there are several parishes in each län (county). There are also several parishes with same the name in Sweden.
Date of emigration
- If you know the year of the emigration it's a great help. It helps to find the emigrant in Swedish Passenger lists.
With whom the emigration took place
- Did the emigrant travel by her-/himself or with family members or with others? Who where they?
Destination in US
- Do you know the destination for the immigration in U.S? Where in the U.S. do you find the immigrant for the first time?
Where to find information in US
- Relatives of today
- Letters and photos from Sweden
- US Censuses
- Passport Application
- Already researched
Family members and relatives of today
- Contact the elder or any others of your family you think know something. They might have information and kept things from the emigrant.
Letters and photos from Sweden
- Maybe the emigrant/immigrant had contact with his family in Sweden. Ask them and check to see if there are letters, photos or a family bible or family histories.
- Look up the obituary of the immigrants in a newspaper or if someone has it saved.
- Try to find the gravestones of the immigrants. Contact the office of the cemetery for more information.
- In some of the census you find information about the year the emigration took place.
- Look for the Naturalization paper, the application to be a citizen of U.S.
- Maybe your ancestor visited her/his relatives in Sweden.
- Have you or someone in the family already done any genealogy research of the family in the U.S. and/or in Sweden.