How to use the Swedish Death records Among the most important genealgoy records are the Death records. So let's have a look at how to read them. First, some background. Like most records used for family history, the Swedish Death records were kept by the Church of Sweden. They can look a
Where you find the mantal number Have you seen that number in the margins of the Household records? It’s usually a fraction. The number may also be written above the household. Sometimes it’s followed by the word mantal. Often it also says oförmedlade, förmedlade, or for short ofm mtl, fm mtl or
One out of five Swedish emigrants came from Småland. It’s a province (landskap) in the south of Sweden. Many know Småland as the birth location of their ancestor and don’t have any other clues. So let’s have a look at Småland! The Smålander – clever or greedy? “By nature, the Smålander is
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
This amount of manspreading may no longer be legal. But this was 1900 and the guys had punsch at Teaterkällaren in Kalmar, Kalmar County. Teaterkällaren closed in July 1977 after 115 years.
Soldier Karl Magnus Berglund from Jönköping regiment I 12 with his wife Hulda Emilia Sundell and children. The soldier croft is still there, outside Gränna in Jönköping County.
Gränna, Jönköping County in Småland around 1920. Fruit trees are still grown in Gränna on the slopes towards Vättern.
Children on the road between Tranås and lilla Rud [Lilla Ryd?] in Småland.