The main emigration port One day over a century ago, your ancestor stepped on a ship to leave Sweden. Hopefully it was a clear day with brisk winds. Most likely it happened in Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast. About 80% of Swedish emigrants, or 1 million people, left the country from the ports in […]
Gothenburg and Bohus County
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Decorating the Christmas tree with garlands and style. This Swedish couple is likely to be Hjalmar Flodstrand in Munkedal and his wife. From Foss Parish, Gothenburg and Bohus County around 1910.
Glad Lucia! Swedes celebrate Saint Lucy’s Day on December 13. With candles in their hair, songs, and saffron buns. One of these women was Hulda Sundberg. They were photographed in 1914 by Ingeborg Enander, who had a studio in Stenungsund, Gothenburg and Bohus County.