Just like so many other people, I began digging into my family history in
the early 80's. The inspiration came from "Roots", and also from spending my school
holidays with my grandparents
who lived in the same house as my grandfather's parents. I still remember my
great-grandparents Johan and Matilda, whose siblings Anette and Ivar lived next door.
I remember being told about Johan and Matilda's five siblings Sven, Otto, Selma, Emma and Alma
who left for America but who all came back. Later I simply needed to find out more
about the names I heard and that is how it all began!
Genealogy means studying History from a personal point of view. My
ff ff ff ff f Anders who was just a simple man from Hallaryd, probably disappeared during
the Great Northern War, perhaps he even died in Russian captivity.
mm mm mm mm mf, later colonel for Anders' regiment, lieutenant Nils Skytte helped burning down almost entire Örkened parish
on April 22-23, 1678. I certainly have all sorts of ancestors,
and I am sure that if I just keep digging deeper I will eventually find a frog or two!
have the names of over 1500 ancestors and many of these names appear in more than one place in my
family tree. Family research sometimes means that you discover that you are more related to yourself than
to anyone else.. which does not necessarily have to be a bad thing!