A lot has changed since 1850 The Swedish emigration started 170 years ago. A lot has changed in the world since 1850. Sweden may be one of the countries that have changed the most. When you think about Sweden today, it’s not obvious what life was like for our ancestors. Many things are
Can you imagine being forced by law to leave the farm your family has lived on for generations? That was the reality for many Europeans in previous centuries. Sweden implemented land reforms in the 1700s and the 1800s. The last one was laga skifte. If you haven’t stumbled upon the term before, it
Let’s face it. Genealogy isn’t cheap. Between the database subscriptions and the family tree software it adds up. It doesn’t matter whether you are just starting out and not ready to spend the money, or if you are on a budget for any other reason. It is still possible to research your ancestry in
Christmas Day in Sweden starts with julotta, an early Christmas service. Sometimes as early as 4 am. Here is Anders Magnus Andersson from Dalaryd, 65, on his way to julotta in Svinhult Parish, Östergötland County, in 1915. What's next Traditional Swedish Christmas food How
Fishing on Motala Ström in central Norrköping, Östergötland County 1895. To the left is Norrköping bathhouse on Refvens grund (Refven's aground). In the background is Norrköping cotton weaving mill. Some 20 years later my great grandfather had a much smaller textile factory
The family Manneberg in the spring of 1901 in Svinhult, Ydre. Priest Carl Johan Manneberg and wife Gertrud Henriette Holmberg with children.
At the thrift store (lumphandel). Linköping Cathedral in the background.