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Follow these steps to locate each of your Swedish ancestors and relatives:
1. Identify the specific ancestor you seek to locate. Spelling is important. A birth date is very helpful. Knowing the parish and county in Sweden is also helpful but not essential. Record the name of parents, if known. Siblings, if known. The more information you begin with, the more information you will be able to obtain.
2. Find a way to access the Emibas CD disc for Swedish immigrants. This could be through a library like the Church of Later Day Saints. See if there is one near you. You may want to consider buying this CD. Click HERE for details. From this disc you will be able to obtain the place of birth, the last place in Sweden where this ancestor lived when they emigrated, and the approximate date of immigration.
3. Find a way to access Genline. This could be by finding a library which has the service, or paying for it yourself. There is a 24 hour subscription, and a month subscription, either of which is quite affordable. Read the user guide. Select from the lan (county) from the drop down menu. Then select the parish as given in the information you obtained from the Emibas disc.
4. When the list of reference volumes pops up on your screen, go to the Household Examination Record for the year when your ancestor emigrated. The farm name your ancestor lived in is given in the info you got from Emibas record. There may be a page number where this person can be found. Click on that page number and you are off on the hunt.
5. When you find the name of your ancestor, to the right will be the place of birth for that person. Go looking for the parish book for that year. You may need to change counties of your ancestor moved since birth. This may take some sleuthing to locate.
6. When you find this person in the Household Examination Record book for the year of birth, the parents will be shown. Print that information.
7. Then work on each parent one at a time working backward through time. Eventually you will have enough savvy to also use the birth volumes, marriage volumes, and immigration volumes.
HERE is what the records produced for my Larson family.
If the parish is known for any person born in Sweden, then Genline is the next best step. With over 11 million records available online, the hunt can be addictive.
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