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Tack, Bertil! This is great. It's wonderful to have these "slice of life" texts from so long ago to help bring the past alive.


A beautiful example of kanslisvenska, which I cannot translate into English in the same style:

Emedan, wyd tillfälle att Bruksfolket wyd dessa wärcken på (Dahl?) efter efterfrågades, det wardt gifwit wyd handen, att smederna därstädes skola smyda både för mästare och mästaresvänner oachtadt de hwarken för det ena eller det andra aflagdt deras behöriga prof, och deröfver bewys erhållit, samt lådepenningarne erlagdt, för denskull tillsades åldermannen öfver samma wärk Svenn Johansson Hult att hålla alfvarsam hand, det sådana missbruk sig ey (ånyo?) inryta och lämnas opåtahlt, uthan då han något sådant förmärcker, straxt gifver wederbörande det vid handen, på det deröfver efter förordningen må kunna förfaras.

The gist of it is the following: As, when enquiries were made about the employees at these mills in Dalsland, it appeared that the smiths in  those mills are working both as mastersmiths and as apprentices, notwithstanding the fact that they have not undergone the required examinations and received evidence thereof, and paid their contribution to the guild, therefore the alderman over the same mills, Svenn Johansson Hult was told to (be strict in the execution of his office), so that such misdemeanours do not become common, but, when he notices such a thing, immediately informs the concerned official, so that it may be processed according to the Regulation.

Regards Bertil

There is a passage in the 1726 Bergskollegium Rättsprotokoll from Värmlands that mentions ålderman Sven Jonsson Hult (an ancestor of mine). I can not read much of this, though. Below are the two pages from this, as well as the link.

I'm hoping someone can provide at least a summary of what this text is about.

Thank you!

Älvdalen / SV: Älvdalen birth records after 1861
« skrivet: 2022-04-09, 14:44 »
Thank you so much, Staffan. This is wonderful!

They do exist -- but according to NAD (the National Archive Database) the archive has "not been delivered" to the Landsarkiv. The archive list is very empty ... However,  Arkiv Digital has found the books and filmed them:

Älvdalen (W) C:9 (1882-1893) Bild 75 (AID: v75585.b75, NAD: SE/ULA/12223)

Älvdalen / Älvdalen birth records after 1861
« skrivet: 2022-04-09, 12:18 »

My mormors far (Gustaf Mauritz Grundström) was born in Långö bruk, Älvdalens, on May 2, 1887, but I can not find any birth records there after 1861. I have also searched Särna and Idre with no luck. Do Älvdalen birth records not exist after 1861? Are they simply not yet digital?

Thank you...

Gamla handstilar / SV: Text from a 1778 begravningsböck...
« skrivet: 2021-10-30, 12:16 »
1g(: warit gift 8 dagar
med en trägårdmä[-]
stare wid Stockholm
2g(: gift 1719 med Bygg[-]
mästaren Lundström
i Gunnilbo

1st time married 8 days
with a gardener at Stockholm
2nd time married 1719 to master
builder Lundström
in Gunnilbo

Only 8 days? So sad--I suppose those Stockholm marriages just don't last very long....  :D

Thank you, Staffan!

Gamla handstilar / Text from a 1778 begravningsböck...
« skrivet: 2021-10-29, 13:20 »
This morning's confusing text comes from a Skinnskattebergs (U) begravningsböck. The record is for Brita Persdotter Holm, wife of Gustaf Lundstrom, who died 02NOV1778 ( ) .

The text in question seems to reference a first marriage in Stockholm, but I can't read the details. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you!

It doesn't say the location unfortunately, it says "bortflyttiad f. församlingen", moved away from the parish

Well that's unfortunate. Thank you, though, Kalle.



Gustaf Lundström and his first wife Susanna Billing are found in Östuna kvarn, Köping (U) around 1718 (before her death in 1719): (image attached)

But they move, and I can not read the location.

After this, Gustaf and his second wife Brita Persdotter Holm have daughters Anna Maria (Köping, 28MAR1721) and Brita (Skinnskatteberg (U), 14JUL1724). Mother Brita is found much later with daughter Elizabeth and her husband Johan Vieweg in Skinnskatteberg (U), as well.

I'm trying to find Gustaf Lundström's death record, as his parents and birth location are a mystery.

Thank you,

Smed - allmänt / Digitized Avräkningsböcker
« skrivet: 2021-10-20, 13:45 »
The link below appears to contain all of the sets of digital avräkningsböcker held at the National Archives. There are 17 sets.

Is this the current, full inventory of digital avräkningsböcker that might be accessed? These have been very helpful, and I'd like to make sure I'm not missing any of them. Mills in Värmland are of particular interest.

Thank you,


. . . hustru Margreta Martensdr, född i Sursta
odenswie . . .

. . . 1712 trädde hon i ächtenskap
(äktenskap), med sin qwarlåtne (kvarlåtne; kvarlämnade) Man
Petter Kumblin . . .

Thank you, Maud! The marriage records for 1712 seem to be missing for both Odensvi and also Köping, but at least now I know the year.


Hej! From the death record below for Margreta Mårtensdotter, wife of Rider Petter Kumblin (29MAY1758 in Hagelsberga, Köping: ) , I cannot read where she was born, though I think it's perhaps some place in Odensvi.

Also, the words between 1712 and "Petter Kumblin" (highlighted) escape me. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,

He was buried in the cemetery and he was very sick of falling soot and was helped for some time among the house poor.

Thank you, Bengt-Göran! A sad ending, but good to know...


Gamla handstilar / Reading a Linköping death notice from 1709
« skrivet: 2021-05-27, 15:23 »
At the very top-left of this page [  SE/VaLA/00222/C I/2 ], we have the death/burial record of Anders Larsson, son of Slotzknecht Lars Hakansson and his wife Cherstin Jonsdotter.

Except for his death/burial date and place, and also his age at death, I can only read a few words of this. Can anyone else read the additional text about Anders Larsson? I'm hoping it provides additional information about his life.

Thank you,


I agree on Laggaregården and then my suggestion is:
Father murmästaren Casper Fredrich
Mother Marit Bengtsdotter from Snaversrud

Thank you, Erik. I agree that the name looks like Casper Frederick.

It is also interesting that the father's name is given, although Bengt was an oäkta barn. Also, I can't seem to find any other mention of Casper in the Parish, though perhaps I'm just not seeing it. He might have simply been "passing through," however.

It is also interesting that Frederick does not seem to be an abbreviation for Fredriksson (the name almost seems German to me).

I'm also not sure why a Master Mason would be in Väse at that time, since I don't believe there any major construction projects happening.

There was a Master Mason Casper Frederick who lived in Stockholm then, and his work seems to have had him traveling quite a bit. He would have been old at the time of Bengt's birth, but perhaps not too old. I will have to research this Master Mason more thoroughly.

Gamla handstilar / SV: A Soldier's Name
« skrivet: 2021-05-23, 19:41 »
It is Spännare/Spennare

Thank you, Eva! I was unfamiliar with that term used as a name, and I'm happy to have learned it.


Gamla handstilar / A Soldier's Name
« skrivet: 2021-05-21, 15:40 »
Ryttare Nils Persson from Köping seems to have a soldier's name, but I can't read this (his son was Petter Nilsson Kumblin, who served in the Livregementet till häst from about 1710 to 1744). 

Below are two images that show this name: "Nils Persson XXX," and "Nils XXX."

Any assistance would be appreciated.


Gamla handstilar / SV: Corporal Bo Andersson Boman's Birthplace
« skrivet: 2021-05-21, 15:38 »
Barnfödd i Östergöthland och Nykijhl sn (socken). Antagen till soldat i September 1709, men sedemera avancerat till Corporal d 8 Januari 1710, 30 åhr gl.

Born as a child in Östergötland and Nykil parish. Became a soldier in September 1709, but later on advanced to be a corpral 8 of January 1710. 30 years old.

Thank you, Britt-Marie. I think that makes sense.


Gamla handstilar / Corporal Bo Andersson Boman's Birthplace
« skrivet: 2021-05-19, 14:52 »

I'm trying to find the birthplace of Bo Andersson Boman (1653-1753), who served in the Östgöta regemente till fot, Livkompaniet, from 1709 until 1712 (he would later become a Slotzväktarer in Linköping).

The first image is from the 1712 Generalmönsterrullor, and provides Corporal Boman's birth place as "Östergötland och ???"

The second image is from two pages after the first, that I share because it appears to contain the same place name.

Is this place Nykil? Gammakil? It appears that the word in both images begins with a "U" or an "N," and that the last letters might be "kyl."

First image source:
Second image source:

Thank you,

Due to illness Per is dissmissed march 18.
March 21 Assar is enlisted. 25 years old, born in Skåne

Thank you, Ulf!


The Centrala Soldatregistret has Assar (Mansson) Hielte, Torpnummer SH-06-B120, stationed in the Skånska Husarregementet, Landskrona Kompani between 1743 and 1747.

However, in looking at the 1744 Generalmönsterrullor for No. 120, Per Akerberg is there, with a note that mentions Assar Hielte, that I cannot read.

Can anyone make this out? I'm hoping to locate Assar's actual service record during this period:

Thank you!

Thank you, Kalle!


Allmänt / Travelers and Mining
« skrivet: 2021-05-17, 12:58 »
A question that is perhaps more sociological than genealogical: Jeremias Westerling (1776-1837, son of Verner Jeremiasson Westerling, 1745-1804) left the traveling life to become a gruvarbetare, and his children and grandchildren (including my mm mm ff and mm mm f) all seem to have worked in mining, or mining-related jobs.

Was it common during this period for traveling folk in the south to settle in one area to work in the mines? One could imagine that any able-bodied man would be welcomed at these jobs--society's relentless need to provide fuel for industry would allow it to overlook social standing and a family's status.


And here is the second Ola Malm  in the Norra Skanska Infanteriregimentet as well, in the Frosta kompani,

alongside our old friend Ola, No. 5 from the Onsjö kompani.


Thank you, Kalle. And here is his birth record: birth record: Härsnäs, Röstånga, 05OCT1805, son of Hans Tuvessson and Hedwig Svensdotter.

Now to find out where he was stationed, to make certain the Ola Malm from Norra Skanska Infanteriregimentet, Onsjö kompani is a separate person.


A new wrinkle:

Ola Malm was married to Bengta Andersdotter until her death in 1832.  He then married Anna Svensdotter in 1833, and she lived until 1873.

But "soldaten Ola Malm" is named as the husband of Anna Andersdotter at her death in Röstånga in 1839 at age 33: (bou) (död)

Röstånga and Konga are only a few miles away, so I am unsure how two soldiers could have the same name, though clearly Ola Malm could not have had two wives at the same time. ???

I am hopeful that I can find their wedding record, to learn more about who this Ola Malm is.....


I am hoping that someone can help me read the two, similar entries in the military services records for Jeremias Westerling, my mm mm ff ff f. These are both from Generalmajor Jean Louis Bousquet's Regemente.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,


In the death record for Ann Larsdotter in April, 1769 ( , bottom left-hand side), she is the wife of Magnus Simonsson, and is said to have been born in Hästahagen, Kågeröd, in 1724.

However, I can find no Anna Larsdotter from Kågeröd in 1724, or between 1710 and 1740 who might fit, for that matter. Nor is there a suitable Anna to be found in the DDSS, except for one Anna born in 1734, who would be too young.

There is, however, a suitable candidate family in Hästahagen: Lars Olsson (1689-May 1733) and Boel Olsdotter, who were married in Hästahagen in 1712, and having children there between 1717 and 1732, with a gap for baby Anna between Boel f. 1721 and Jöns f. 1726.

Would the best guess be that Anna was born in some other time and place, or that her birth in Hästahagen in 1724 went un-recorded in the church records, or her information is really there, but my eyes are not seeing it?

Thank you,

Kartor / SV: Anders Nilsson's map of Linköping from 1696
« skrivet: 2020-12-21, 13:29 »
Thank you so much, Bo ! This is just what I was hoping to find.


Kartor / Anders Nilsson's map of Linköping from 1696
« skrivet: 2020-12-21, 01:49 »

I was hoping someone might have a link to a large, complete Anders Nilsson's map of Linköping from 1696. A smaller clip of this map can be found here: , from Linköping University and Östergötland Museum.


Yes, Mats, and I hope you are well. The Westerlind family is always full of surprises, like a well that never runs dry. And I appreciate your help in starting me on this journey all those years ago.

Grums / A Dead End for the Grundström Family?
« skrivet: 2020-12-16, 13:47 »

Is there any hope for this återvändsgränd ?

My Grundström family line goes from Jonas in Fryksände, Värmland, to his father Per (f. 1732 in Lökene, Grums, d. 1796 in Gunnarskog), to his father Börje Nilsson, (d. Aug 4, 1737 in Grums).

I can find Börje in the Grums mantalslängder from 1713 (when he was 24 years old, by his death record), until his death. So, perhaps he came to Grums from elsewhere?

But is this the end of my Grundström research? Or maybe I've just reached the end of my own research abilities...?


Some additional clues which might assist others in researching this family:

Of Brita Thingberg / Tingberg's ten children, three of the first six had "Madame Maria/Maja Thingberg" as a witness.

This Maria/Maja Thingberg might be Maria Höök, wife of Erik Thingberg, who was born around 1666, and died on March 9, 1720.

This Maria Höök cannot be Brita Thingberg's mother, since she married Erik about 1695 (Brita was born about 1687). If Erik Thingberg was Brita's brother, however, this would make Maria her sister-in-law.

Additionally, "Madame Maria Thingberg" stopped acting as a witness to Brita's children by 1714, and Maria died in 1720. And Brita's child Maria was born 9 days before the death of Maria Höök, though of course this naming match might just be a coincidence.

Finally, a witness for Brita's son Nicolaus in 1716 was "Madame Sarah Engall Fagrell," who was Maria Höök's daughter from a previous marriage.

I certainly agree (if this was actually the situation, and if she knew!).


Konga / Family secrets for Ola Malm and Anna Svensdotter
« skrivet: 2020-12-03, 13:50 »
I'm hoping a Konga expert who's looking for a challenge can help unravel one or more of the knots outlined below. It's a family that seems to have a few secrets. Here is the background:

Anna Svensdotter (f. Jun 30, 1793, d. Jan 24, 1873) gave birth to "oäkta" daughter Johanna on May 4,1833 in Konga. On Dec 28, 1833, she married soldier Ola Malm. The father of Johanna is unknown, but suspicion falls on Ola.

Anna Svensdotter also seems to have had the following children, all "out of wedlock":

Jons (called "Jons Jonsson" in 1828-1833 Konga HFL), f. Dec 24, 1816
Kirstin, f. Dec 8, 1820, d. Feb 24, 1821
Elna, f. Feb 5, 1825, d. Feb 9, 1825
Sven, f. Dec 25, 1827, d. Jul 31, 1828

Also, Ola Malm had been married to Bengta Andersdotter, until her death in 1831. 
However, in the birth record for Sven (listed above), we see that his godmother is Ola Malm's wife Bengta. So, at least, Ola Malm knew Anna Svensdotter well enough that his first wife was the godmother of one of Anna's children.

The main questions I have (though others exist):

1. Where was Ola Malm born (see this thread, here: )? His birth dates range from Nov. 26, 1795, to April 2, 1793 and Sep 3, 1795. And he is said to be from Bohus, but also Bohuslän in various military records and HFL.

2. Who are the fathers of the various children of Anna Svensdotter? I believe sometimes births out of wedlock would result in legal proceedings which may list the father, but my research skills are too poor to find if any court records exist in this regard.

3. What could the relationship have been between Ola Malm and Svensdotter before their marriage, if Ola's first wife was the godmother of Anna's child Sven six years before their marriage? They do not seem to have been neighbors...

Thank you for any help in understanding this family.

I think I've worked out some of this:

"Suscept. Solldaten Malm's hustru, Bengta Andersdotter i Soldat Torpet. Testes: afskedade Solldaten Sten (?) och Strom (?) i Åkarp"

An interesting note is that the godmother of this oäkta child Sven (f. 1827 to Anna Svensdotter) is Ola Malm's wife Bengta. Bengta would die in 1831, and Anna would have another child out of wedlock in 1833 (Johanna). Within a year, Anna Svensdotter would be married to Ola Malm.

Also, Anna had at least three other children out of wedlock in Konga: Jons (f. Dec 24, 1816), Kirstin (f. Dec 8, 1820) and Elna (f. Feb 5, 1825). Perhaps Ola Malm is the father of one or more of these?


I'm looking for assistance in reading the birth record for a child named Sven, born in Konga on December 25, 1827, out of wedlock ("oagta"):

A clue (which brings up a larger riddle), is that the mother--Anna Svensdotter--would later give birth to Johanna Olsdotter on May 4, 1833 (also oäkta), and then shortly thereafter marry soldier Ola Malm. The suspicion is that Ola Malm was the father of Johanna.

The birth record looks like it reads "Suscept. Soldaten Malms ..." but perhaps not.

The riddle is that this Sven never appears with his mother in later HFL. However, we then find a burial record in Konga for an un-named child who died at birth, "Soldaten Ola Malm's son" ( His burial, though, is Nov. 14, 1827, meaning the dates are wrong, or it's a different child.  There does not appear to be any child born to Ola Malm in Konga on Nov. 14, 1827, though.

Any help untying this knot would be appreciated!


Thank you, Paul! In reviewing the professions of my Westerling ancestors, I see the connection now between many of their occupations.

This is very helpful for some future research. Thank you again!


Westerling (Wallin) / Identifying Early Traveler Families
« skrivet: 2020-11-27, 12:31 »
A very basic question regarding the Westerling and Wallin families, and regarding all older traveler/Roma families in general: how is it that we even know certain families were members of this group several hundred years ago? Were they labeled as such in contemporary records? Any direction would be appreciated.


Thank you for the replies!


You can find the whole book translated at   
Demografisk Databas Södra Sverige

Thank you, Lennart! This is a great resource, and I had been unaware of it.


One more birth record for the morning!

This one is the baptism in Stenestad for Hanna Svensdotter, 1692 (9 post Trinitatis). It has her death date in the margin (18 April, 1765), near the middle of left-hand page.

I am again looking for her parents from this record, though I can only see something like "Sven Araldson (?) from Grönhult." I think the mother's name follows "Hannah."

Any help would be appreciated!

Pretty hard to read, but I think it is, in translation, "baptized Trölsis Jens in Årijlröd" and after that all the sponsors. No last name for the father, and no name at all for the mother. But it is Jöns, son of Truls.

Thank you, Kalle!


I am struggling to read this birth record from Kågeröd, and am hoping someone might help.

This should be the baptism for Jöns Trulsson, September 28, 1690 (15 post Trinitatis). It has his death date in the margin (1766, Aug. 24):

I am especially interested in his parents from this record.

Thank you!

I'm trying to locate the parents of Brita Tinberg, born about 1687, died in Jan, 1774 in Bjurtjärn, Värmland (mentioned back in this very old thread:

She was married to Zacharias Bihl, though I'm unable to locate that marriage.

Any help would be appreciated.


The place is Träskog hammarverk, which is in Gunnarskog parish. It might not be his birthplace though, but rather the place where he's working as a smith. She comes from Wicken or rather Viken. Should be a smaller place close to some lake, it means "the bay".

Thank you, Kalle!


I'm hoping someone can read the birthplaces of Halvard Persson Blomström and his wife Anna Olsdotter in this marriage record from Sunne parish, Värmland. His looks something like Haverskog, Samm..., and hers a little like "Vicken."

Thank you!

Var ligger platsen / SV: Nyeds Bergslag: Which Parishes?
« skrivet: 2020-07-24, 21:10 »
I'm sorry I can't answear your question, but I think she was born in 1774 rather than 1764. Take a look here:

If you find a good candidate born in 1774 we can probably prove in one way or another if she's the right person.

Very interesting, Kalle! Thank you.

The HFL I was looking at is here:

You can see Blomström and Anna below their son Olof and his daughter Maria (my MMFFM).

Unfortunately, I can only find one Ann Olsdotter in Nyed from 1773 to 1775, born in March 1775:

so I will need to keep looking!

Thank you again,

Var ligger platsen / Nyeds Bergslag: Which Parishes?
« skrivet: 2020-07-24, 17:22 »
A marriage record from Fryksände, Dec 1799, shows the marriage of Olof Blomström and Anna Olsdotter, she from "Nyeds Bergslag."

A Fryksände HFL for this couple gives her birth year as 1764. And while I have found an Anna Olsdotter in Nyed parish in 1764 (, my question is whether Nyed parish is the only parish that might be included in the location "Nyeds Bergslag"?

Thank you,

Ringkarl (ringare) = bell-ringer

begr: d: 6
(begravd den 6) = buried on the 6th (of June)

Hetsig feber
(= acute high fever)

Excellent; thank you! I mistook the "R" for a "K," which made no sense.

Warm regards,

In the attached image (from , Linköpings domkyrkoförsamlings Födelse och dopböcker for years 1764 through 1804), we have Magnus Nilsson, died at age 35, with a few words I can not read after his name (his profession?), although several of the letters seem very clear.

For comparison, I've included Jons Carlsson from the previous page, who seems to have the same word after his name.

Thank you,

#54, 25 (Julii) Begrofs för afskiedade Ryttaren Olof Ekenberg ifrån Jöckelsta
ägor, född åhr 1699 d. 27 Nowember uti Jöckelsta . Fadren war
Bonden Per Hansson och Modren hustru Brita Olofs dott therstädes.
så snart han kunde tiena, så kom ock i tienst hos hederliget folck.
Åhr 1718 war han med Norrska Campagnen så som trossdräng
wid Kongl. Lif: Regementet. Åhret därpå, sedan han kom hem?
blef han Ryttare för Ehkeby Rust håll här i Församlingen
under Kongsörs Compag. Åhr 1724 blef han gifft med sin förra
hustru Catharina Nils dotter ifrån Himeta, med hwilken han
i 45 åhr, aflade med henne 5 barn: 2 Söner och 3 Döttrar af
hwilka 1 Son och 2 Döttrar äro döde. Sedan war Enkling ½
åhr och 1769 gift med den Senarare hustrun, Enkan Hu-
stru Lisa Ers dotter ifrån Öfwerberga ägor, med hwil-
ken han sammanlefwat in på det s:ltn? åhret utan barn. Åhr
1757 fick han afskied ifrån Regementet för sin bräcklighet skul.
Åhr 1760 bekekom? han underhåls Bref? Lefwat christel. Siuknade  d. 15
Julii i den gångbara Siukdomen Hettsig febe. Communicerade så? sotesängen af
d. 20 Julii. Dog d. 22 Julii, Lefwat i 74 åhr ?å 18 weckor och 3 dagar ...

Den 25 juli begravdes den före detta avskedade ryttaren Olof Ekenberg ifrån Jockelsta ägor, född år 1699 den 27 november uti Jockelsta. Fadern var bonden Per Hansson och modern, hustru Brita Olofsdotter därstädes. Så snart han kunde tjäna, så kom han också i tjänst hos hederligt folk. År 1718 var han med Norska Campagnen såsom trossdräng vid Kungliga Livregementet. Året därpå, sedan han kommit hem blev han ryttare för Ekeby rusthåll här i församlingen under Kungsörs kompani. År 1724 blev han gift med sin förra hustru Catharina Nilsdotter ifrån Himeta, med vilken han sammanlevt i 45 år, avlade med henne 5 barn: 2 söner och 3 döttrar av vilka 1 son och 2 döttrar är döda. Sedan var han änkling ½ år och 1769 gift med den senare hustrun, änkan hustru Lisa Ersdotter ifrån Överberga ägor, med vilken han sammanlevt in på det sistlidna året utan barn. År 1757 fick han avsked ifrån regementet för sin bräcklighets skull. År 1760 erhöll han underhållsbrev. Levat kristligt. Insjuknade den 15 juli i den vanliga sjukdomen hetsig feber. Tog emot nattvarden vid sotsängen den 20 juli. Dog den 22 juli. Levat i 74 år, 18 veckor och 3 dagar ...

Thank you very much! This is very helpful.


In the Död och begravningsböcker for Bro församling (Västmanland) we have Olof Ekenberg, died in July 1773 ( The record is somewhat long.

As far as I can see, he began his military service in 1718 in the Livregementet (till häst), though I can't tell if the first kompani was Roslags or Norra Uplands (should be Roslags for Bro, I think).
It also mentions Ekby rusthåll and Kongsors kompani.

I wonder two things: first, if I have read his military service correctly, because I can find no trace of him in any of the Livregementet  till häst Generalmönsterrullor between 1719 and and 1741 (only a Nils Ekenberg, #64 Roslags).

Also, beyond his parents' names, wives and children, are there other important biographical details in this record that I have missed? Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,

P.S. Also, Kungsors kompani does have an Olof Ekeberg (not Ekenberg) for Ekby, #36. This is found in 1729, 1736 and 1741, although the HFL for Bro lists his name at least twice clearly as "Ekenberg," so it would be strange to be called by two different names at about the same time.

Thanks to you both! I have another source that suggested her father was Lars Hakansson, so "Slottsknekt" was very confusing to me.  Hopefully castle guards are listed in the Generalmönsterrullor!

Thank you again,


The attached image is a marriage record from Oct 29, 1707, Linköping, Östergötland ( found here: ). The record shows Bo Anderson marrying Anna Larsdotter of Baden. The final few words should be her father, but I can only read, "Lars XXX dotter," and I'm wondering just who the father might be.

Any help would be appreciated.


"Afgången för siuklighet d: 12 oct 1747", he quit because of bad health. The seventh column is about his horse so nothing interesting there. The fifth column reads "Halling", he was born in Halland but I guess you figured that out already.

Thank you, Kalle! If I have the correct Assar, his children were born in Konga, so it seems strange that he was from Halland. However, his Centrala Soldatregistret entry says his rote was Ask, so perhaps this makes sense.

He was born in Halland but moved to Skåne to be a soldier and possibly stayed there afterwards. Soldiers often moved some distance to find an occupation, unlike farmers that normally stayed close to where they was born. But Halland is where you should search for this man's birth.

Thank you again, Kalle. I've searched the Kågeröd Flyttningslängder for Assar between 1746 (the year of his marriage with Anna Larsdotter) going back to 1834 without luck, but I'll continue to look.


Here is a link to a very good entry regarding soldiers.

And here is their info about your Assar.

  HIELTE Assar Släktnamn:Född: -   Död: -   Antagen: 1743   Avsked: 1747    Aktnummer: SH-06-0120-1743 Regemente: Skånska Husarregementet  Rote: Ask   Kompani: Landskrona   Socken: Ask   Torpnummer: SH-06-0120

Thank you, Ulf. Using that database was how I found Assar's record to start. My problem was that he was supposed to have served between 1743 and 1747, and I couldn't find him in the 1744 rolls. I just took a chance that he might still be referenced in later rolls, which is how I found him in 1754....

"Afgången för siuklighet d: 12 oct 1747", he quit because of bad health. The seventh column is about his horse so nothing interesting there. The fifth column reads "Halling", he was born in Halland but I guess you figured that out already.

Thank you, Kalle! If I have the correct Assar, his children were born in Konga, so it seems strange that he was from Halland. However, his Centrala Soldatregistret entry says his rote was Ask, so perhaps this makes sense.


Good morning. I'm trying to read more of a record for Assar Hielte, a soldier in the Norra skånska kavalleriregementet, Landskrona kompani, Torp No. 120 [ record found here: ].

I'm trying to find out just where his rote was, and also what the text below is name reads (that contains the 1747 date), as well as the notes in the 7th column (that contains the years 1745).

Thank you,

Anders Olsson Risell/Rysell (b. 1764 in Riseberga, d. 1825 in Jonstorp, married in 1794 in Farhults) was said by some (undocumented) sources to have been a Ryttare, which the name "Risell" might support.

The Centrala Soldatregistret does have a "RYSELL Anders," but his record contains no other information. 

A manual search of the Riksarkivet Generalmönsterrullor from 1787 to 1794 provides nothing (except a headache!). I'm wondering if there's a different source to use, or perhaps he did not serve in the military?

Thank you for any advice,

Thank you, Ulf! This is very helpful...


I have two soldiers found in the centrala soldatregistret, both serving in Strömsholms Kompani of Västmanlands regemente. However, I can find neither searching several different years in the Generalmönsterrullor:

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One soldier is Per Andersson Anka, who began serving in 1690. The other is Olof Persson Grönberg, who began his service in 1747.

Was it common for soldiers to serve in different companies at different times? Is the database itself sometimes inaccurate? Or are my eyes the problem?

Thank you,

The attached birth/baptism record is from (Väse, Värmland kyrkoarkiv, sida 127).

Some secondary records interpret this record as the May 12, 1690 birth record for Bengt Fredriksson (who might be the same man later called Bengt Bernström), son of Frederik and Margrit Bengtsson. Others say this is for Bengt, son of Cesare Fredriksson and Margrit Bengtsson.

I can see the "Cesare," perhaps, and also perhaps master mason and the placename Laggaregården, but my eyes are starting to cross, and any help would be appreciated.


That is a very interesting idea! But I can't find any sign of Ola or Ifvar at Båhus in Kågeröd, and I have also checked the movement book and no Ola Ifvarsson or Malm left Kågeröd between when the book started in 1804 and untill 1819 when Ola was married and had a son Johan in Konga.

And I searched the birth records in 1788 and 1789, and also 1795 for a likely Ola, without luck, but at least we might rule that out now!

Only one Bohus Ola Malm candidate so far, Oluf Ifversson, 24 March 1789 in Svarteborg, son of Ifvar Ingvaldsson and Inger Andersdotter: Svarteborgs kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker, SE/GLA/13518/C/3 (1788-1835), Image 5 .

One source claims he died 14 May 1789, but I can't find this record (it should be in the same book).

That is a very interesting idea! But I can't find any sign of Ola or Ifvar at Båhus in Kågeröd, and I have also checked the movement book and no Ola Ifvarsson or Malm left Kågeröd between when the book started in 1804 and untill 1819 when Ola was married and had a son Johan in Konga.

And I searched the birth records in 1788 and 1789, and also 1795 for a likely Ola, without luck, but at least we might rule that out now!


Ok, lets see if I got this right. Ola Malm had only one child, and that´s Johanna born out of wedlock in may 1833:
Half a year later Ola married Johannas mother Anna:
So we don't even know for sure that he was the father? Even if it does seem likely. But his first wife also had a daughter already when they married, and her father appaerently was some Johan so Ola was innocent that time. I'm also noticing that Anna was called Jönsdotter when Johanna was born and Svensdotter when she married Ola, but she still lived in Rottorpet.

Yes. Ola Malm married my 4th great-grandmother Anna after my 3rd great-grandmother Johanna was born.

And Anna's name change from Jönsdotter to Svensdotter is also a mystery, although she was living with her father Sven Assarsson in Konga in 1828, with "oagta" daughter Johanna:

On that same file, image no. 54, you can see Ola Malm in Rottorpet with his first wife Bengta's name crossed out ("Dod 1832"), and also her daughter Anna's name.

Also, someone had transcribed several Konga documents which include reference to Ola Malm and his first wife on pages 29 and 46 (found here: ).

Yes, that's interesting. But in the very first book, where he was called Ifvarsson, it was stated that he was 17 years old in 1812, which would give a birth year of 1795. If that´s the same person. It also states that he was born in Skåne, but so did the 1823 book where he was called Malm, that was corrected later in the 1828 book.

I think "interesting" is now turning to "Strange"!

In the Husförhörslängder for Konga, 1821 through 1854, I can only find one "ola Malm." His birthday is always 25 NOV 1795, and he is always listed as a soldier from Bohus, and he is never listed as living in Ebbarp.

The Ola Malm from Onsjö kompani is usually listed as being from Bohus, but living in Ebbarp, and his birthday is always 1788/1789.

So, it almost seems like there are two Ola Malm soldiers from Bohus living in Konga--one from Ebbarp and one in Rottorpet. But the Husförhörslängder only has one Ola Malm for almost 30 years.

And I can understand someone giving a wrong birthdate, but how could someone give one birthdate for the army, and one to the church, almost every year?

I'm looking now for someone named Ola Ifversson born in a Bohus parish in 1788/1789....

Ifvarsson was from centrala soldatregistret. Now I checked the military books myself, and I'm not so sure anymore. Ola Malm had 6 years in the military in 1818, so he was recruited in 1812 when this regiment was started. He was representing the farm Stora (large) Ebbarp.

In 1812, there is a man called Ola Ifversson representing Lilla Ebbarp. Same man? Problem is, he was just 17 years in 1812, and 29 in 1818. Also he was 5 foot tall in 1812, and 5 foot 8 inches in 1818. The regiment was just started in 1812, so they might have been in a hurry and got some info wrong. For example, no soldiers had got any soldiers last names yet, they all had their patronymicon.

That book I only found at Arkiv Digital, a pay service. If you have it, you can see it here:

If you trace him in the Onsjö kompani from 1818 to 1843 (found here: ), his residence in each record is Stora Ebbarp, his height varies from 5' 8" to 5' 11", his birthplace is Bohuslän, and--interestingly--his birthdate is 1788/1789, and not the 11 Nov. 1795 that appears in the Husförhörslängder.

If this is the same Ola Malm, perhaps his birthplace remains hidden because his actual birth year is 1788 or 1789?

Olof, son of Ivar Berg. Born 1795.
Yes, that's the person we are talking about. I'm not sure about the other Ivar Berg though, if it's the same person he's changing wife quite often.

I must confess my ignorance: I'm not sure to what resource "RB nr 131" refers. Also, from what resource do we know that Ola Malm's patronymic is Ifversson? I have not found this, either. Thank you!

Well, the best candidate I found this far was actually written Olof by the priest. He might prove hard to investigate though, since his father is a "wanderer" from another parish.

With the soldier name Malm I'm tempted to look for Ola on Malmön though, but the church books in Askum socken are lost to a fire in 1898.

Thank you again! I see that Ivar Berg is a "wanderer," but it looks like perhaps he was a wandering sailor. I did find an Ivar Berg at, but he died in 1789--six years before Ola Malm was born. The search continues...


Malm was his military name, his real last name was Ifvarsson. Also, if he was born in Bohuslän, his original first name probably was Olof rather than Ola. So, look for a man named Ifver or Ivar, with a son named Olof or even Oluf.

Thank you, Kalle! His birthplace still eludes me, but this is very helpful.


Looking for the birth parish name of Ola Malm, born 26 Nov. 1795, died 10 July 1865 in Konga.

His first wife was Bengta Andersdotter (1790-1882); he also had a daughter named Johanna Olsdotter (1833-1912) with Anna Svensdotter (b. 1793).

In each Husförhörslängder (Konga--Ebbarp & Rottorp) from 1825 to 1834, he is said to have been born in Bohuslän or Bohus, but I can't find his 1795 birth place (I'm hoping to find his parents).

Warm regards,

Kristianstad / SV: "Eden för Hörja," 1677
« skrivet: 2019-10-06, 11:49 »
Thank you, Kalle! Very interesting, and this gives me some additional facts to research.


Kristianstad / "Eden för Hörja," 1677
« skrivet: 2019-10-04, 18:18 »
Hej! On, several people have claimed that two förfäder of mine signed a document called "eden för Hörja," in 1677.

I understand that swearing an oath of allegiance to the King of Sweden was common then, but these trees provide little context, and I was hoping to learn more: was Hörja significant in any way, or only because this document has survived the years? My two ancestors were probably soldiers, but did they hold some special station that forced them to sign this?

The signatories were Kiersten Nilsson (c. 1602–c. 1689) and Joën Torkelsson Krum (died c. 1690).

A rough image of this document is attached, and part of a translation is below.

Tacksam för hjälp...


"Eftersom hans Kongl. Maij. wor Allernaadigste Konning och Herre hafe afferdiget hit til Westre Göinge herret Riegs- och Cantzelior Raadet Baron Hög Welborne Her Johan Gyldenstierna att affhandla med almogen nogle Erender, som concenerar alles Sickerhedt, Fred och Roligheed. Da hafuer wii gemene Mand i Finnie och Hörrie Sogner, Indstillet oss efter skriftlig citation for hans Exellts. paa Hofdahla, att afbede alle wor forseelser imod Hans Kongl. Maijt. tilsige Sweriges Crone nu och her efter all huldskab, Troskab och Lydighed efter wor Eedsplicht och Lofe..."


Several online sources have Börgel Jonsson Fernell (sometimes named Börgel Jonsson Dresk) listed as born in 1607 in Sommerstad, Visnum, Värmland, and died in October 1671 in Gåsborn, Rämmen, Värmland. These sources also have him as the son of Jon Persson and Elin Paulina Olofsdotter (I believe this family is referenced here: ).

I'm looking for any primary sources that might substantiate the claim that Börgel Jonsson Fernell is actually the son of this Jon Persson and Elin Olofsdotter (and then the common claim that Jon Persson is the grandson of Nils Finne and Rakel Engelbrektsdotter!).

Thank you,

Thank you very much, Bertil! This is very helpful, and will make this much easier for me to attempt to translate.


From the Död- and begravningsböckerchurch books of Nås Parish, in August of 1819, is a record of the death of Olof Horn:

This record, though, is quite lengthy (about one and a half pages), and beyond my ability to clearly decypher. I can read his home location and wife's name (Christina Lagg), but this almost seems more like poetry to my poor skills than a list of facts. Perhaps it is a eulogy?

I could not hope for a complete translation, but I was wondering someone might be able to scan the document and let me know what sort of record this is (i.e., perhaps a brief summary), and any interesting or important facts that make themselves known.

Thank you!

Kråke / SV: Kråke
« skrivet: 2018-01-08, 14:32 »
Good morning!  In the passage above, Mr. Simander makes a reference to the shield of Olof Persson-Krake, and provides a ink-- this.

However, I'm afraid that link no longer seems valid. I was wondering if anyone might have a working link to an image of this?

Thank you!

Bjurtjärn / SV: Parents of Olof Horn, born c. 1775
« skrivet: 2017-02-18, 19:36 »
Tack, Kenneth; this is great information, and gives me some work to finish over this weekend!



Does anyone know of evidence as to whom might be the father of Erland Jonsson Hård (born about 1360, who was himself the father of Jon Erlandsson Hård (Liljesparre))? No suggestions that I've seen have much proof with them. (I've also seen some pretty stories online that mention Erland's wife being Ingegerd Knutsdotter (Bengt Hafridssons ätt), though I believe she was an Abbess and nun, making such a marriage quite an accomplishment!).


Bjurtjärn / SV: Parents of Olof Horn, born c. 1775
« skrivet: 2017-02-15, 01:56 »
Thank you, Håkan!  I've found an Olof Halvardsson christened 01 Jan 1684 in Rosendal, Karlskoga, Orebro, mother Brita Påvelsdotter, but I'll have to research more to see if this is accurate.

Take care,

Westerling / SV: Westerling/Krååk/Silverdufva Connection
« skrivet: 2017-02-12, 22:58 »
Yes, Martin, it was your Web site: it's very thorough and complete, and I'm glad we seem share so many relatives.

And yes, I did have their names wrong, though I often call my daughters by each other's names, or by the dog's name, so I'm afraid this should be expected!

It's great luck that you were led to that archive, though of course hard work always makes the best luck.

Tack så mycket, and I looking forward to spending more time reading your Web site.


Bjurtjärn / SV: Parents of Olof Horn, born c. 1775
« skrivet: 2017-02-12, 22:46 »
Thank you, Kenneth. I didn't have his exact birth place, but this information gives me quite a bit to research further.


Westerling / Westerling/Krååk/Silverdufva Connection
« skrivet: 2017-02-12, 16:26 »

Some time ago, there was discussion here about whether Juliana Westerling, wife of Lars Westerling (died about 1700) was the daughter of Adelina Krååk (died about 1710), and was therefore related to Juliana Silverdufva: e.g.

Since then, some people appear to have assumed that this connection is accurate, but I am not certain, myself (one site --  -- has several notes and sources regarding this relationship, but these hurt my hair to read!).

I was wondering if anyone had found documentation since this time to prove or disprove the Westerling/Silverdufva connection?

Thank you,

Bjurtjärn / SV: Parents of Olof Horn, born c. 1775
« skrivet: 2017-02-12, 16:05 »
Varifrån i Karlskoga?

Tack så mycket, Kenneth; this is very helpful.  I'm not sure that I understand your question about Karlskoga...


Bjurtjärn / Parents of Olof Horn, born c. 1775
« skrivet: 2017-02-10, 00:59 »
Hej! I'm trying to find the parents (and maybe other ancestors) of Olof Horn, born 1773-1775 in Bjurtjärn, died in 1819 at Lindesnäs.

He was married to Stina Fransdotter Lagg, and had (at least) one child, Olof Horn, born in 1816 in Fredriksberg, Säfsnäs, Sweden. This Olof had Emma Kristina Horn, who emmigrated to the USA.

Any help would be appreciated.

Tack på förhand!


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