Have you, like so many other descendants of Swedes, asked online about your Andersson line? And crickets. Perhaps someone replied that Andersson used to be a common last name, but that doesn’t really help, does it? Here I will show you why that is. And best of all, how to get around it. Why
Today is the last day of Christmas in Sweden. January 13 is Twentieth Day Knut, when the Christmas tree is thrown out, the decorations are put away and the gingerbread house gets eaten. One last chance to come together and dance around the tree. The celebration is named by the plundering of
All is set for Christmas! The traditional Swedish Christmas straw on the floors (julhalm) must have brought welcome warmth to the cottages. In the middle of the room is the Yule Goat, the bringer of gifts before Santa. From Hudene Parish, Älvsborg County in 1903.
I have enjoyed #genealogyphotoaday a little extra this month! It’s nice to see everyone. The prompt for today is "my favorite recipe". I like variety, but I will share this recipe for ginger snaps from my great grandmother Ellen and her notebook with recipes and lyrics. Ellen probably kept
Just walking my pigs in the main street. The boys were shepherding pigs at Storgatan 15 in Falköping in 1895.
Knallas cottage at Kungslena Church in Kungslena parish, Skaraborg County 1897. The house looks like it belongs in Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
The 19th century was fun too! Here is a wedding couple at a carnival in 1890 in Falköping, Skaraborg County. Falköping is a town in southern Sweden that was founded in the Middle Ages.
Majorna, Gothenburg, 1901. Three children by the water pump on the street Hellstedtsgatan. Number 7 A is to the left and 6 to the right. The street is still there, but the houses have been replaced by residential buildings.
Party like it's 1895. From the Bourse, a former mercantile exchange, in Gothenburg.