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A Swedish Ancestry Page

Anderson~Nelson, Focks; Hoglin~Lindell
Swanson, Lundblad
Bjorke, Backelin
And Patronymics in Varmland, Skåne and Jämtland in Sweden

Our family's ancestors are all of Swedish descent, and on immigration, settled mainly
in Kansas, Minnesota and Michigan.


My paternal great grandfather was Henry Anderson,
an immigrant to Galesburg, Illinois in 1868 from
Trolle, Ljungby, Kristianstad, Sweden.
His brother, Nels immigrated with him and died
a year later in Galesburg. Henry relocated about a year
later to Axtell, Kansas, where he and
his wife, Johanna Christine Swanson (Svensson~an immigrant
from Hamphult farm in Hinneryd Parish, Sweden)
married and raised their children Minnie, Effie, Lena,
John Robert, and Sam Edoff (my grandfather).

My grandfather, Sam Edoff Anderson married Esther Maria Nelson
(Nilsson from Sunne, Varmland, Sweden)
in 1916 in Axtell, Kansas.
They raised their family Jack Edoff Anderson, Juanita Louise Anderson Focks,
and John Henry Anderson (my father) there in Axtell.

Through the years, all of the above were active in
Axtell's Mission Covenant Church, linked below.


My grandmother Esther's mother, Lovisa Lundblad
(b3-3-1863 Bäck, Sunne parish d1-26-1892 Tomthult, Sunne)
died while Esther was still small.
Esther's father, Nils Nilsson (b12-20-1857 Gjutargården, Sunne;
d8-26-1896 Tomthult, Sunne) then married Lovisa's sister,
Stina Maria Lundblad (b5-30-1867 Bäck, Sunne).
Together, they raised Esther and her siblings Louise, Anna, Joe and Olaph.
On Nils' death, the family immigrated
to Michigan and Minnesota, USA.
I've been unable to trace the Lundblad ancestry any further.


I had the opportunity to attend my mother's Hoglin Family Reunion in June 2000 where I met many of her relatives for the first time!
We had a wonderful time, and it was a rare experience I look forward to doing again.

The Lindell line (my grandmother's family) remains untapped.
Both the Hoglin and Lindell names have been rare finds,
so please, feel free to contact me if you think we may be in the same line.

Until I can get the branches of my tree loaded,
please do not hesitate to email me,
especially if you think you may have a connection!
I'm interested in both contacting descendants,
and finding ancestors of the above families.

Thank You For Visiting!


Links That Addicted Me!

Axtell, Kansas Homepage
My father's hometown

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
This excellent genealogy site got me started

Ancestry Connections
Helping You Make Connections!

Ultimate Family Tree
My Genealogy Software.
Palladium offers a lot of valuable research links,
including professional research.

Surname Searches


Common Threads

I Found It Genealogy Search Engine

I found my illusive Hoglins on Ancestry's Search Engine, and am now in contact with
a new second cousin who had my morfar's family back to the 1700's!






U.S. Gazetteer

From the US Census Bureau

Gazetteer Interface Example
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Swedish Genealogy Links

In English!

The Swenson Center-Swedish Immigration Research
Wonderful resource for Swedish Immigrant research,
and they'll research for you for a small fee.
Jill was priceless when I visited them in October 98.
Thanks Jill. I'll be back!

Swedish Information Service
Check out The Internet Resources for
Tracing Your Swedish Roots

Professor Wahlstrom's Home Page
Pages include Swedish Forums, Bulletin Boards, Links, and More!
Join the Smultrons ~ Subscribe to Prof Wahlstrom's 'Swede's Mailing List'

Swede's Mailing List Subscription Page
Swedish~American family historians sharing ideas, information and helping each other
~In English~

Cathy's Swedish Genealogy Pages
Lots of Links Answering Many Questions
Related to Swedish Ancestry Research

Swedish Genealogic Research FAQ's by Steve Johannason
A New Swedish Genealogy Reference Page Still in Progress

Swedish Genealogy Links
Includes several Swedish~American ancestry homepages

A Swedish Name and Researcher Database
Search by Surname, Researcher, or Area

Valkommen till Smolandia
A Swedish site with English Summaries. Several good Swedish links
and a very useful set of clickable Swedish maps

National Atlas of Sweden
Find a Place in Sweden

Swedish Genealogy Terms~Indexed
A boon for those who have not yet purchased a Swedish Genealogical Terms Dictionary

Sweden Genforum
Swedish & American Genealogists sharing resources, research,
and family connections.
Join and be notified of any entries regarding
Swedish/American Genealogical Research.
~In English~

Nameday~A Swedish Tradition
Celebrated like a Birthday in Swedish Families~an Interesting Find!

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Links On The Lighter Side!

Diagnosis: Geneaholic
This site is a treasure~Very imaginative~Join the Geneaholics Mailing List!

The Even Lighter Side of Genealogy
A collection of (mainly) Genealogy related taglines, prose, poems and humor.

The Outhouse Genealogy Humor
A Must See!

HandiLinks to A Barrel of Jokes
For those of you who are not 'diggin up bones'

Amusing Anecdotes From A Mother’s Journal
A Charming Entertaining Page
Kids do say the darndest things!
Submit your own!

"To spread a little comfort ,encouragement, and general contemplation."
To soothe the soul, and bring forth some inspiration"
A Charming Thought-Provoking Page

The Room
Very Unique Site~A good pastime

Other Favorite Links

Clarke County, Alabama Online
For my husband's family

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