I have awarded my latest grant to the Sturgis Library of Barnstable, MA to assist with the purchase of materials necessary to make the 15 new collections of family papers and historical materials donated since 2016 ready for use by the public. Click through to the post for more details and to see how you can join me in supporting the library, which has become a premiere resource for the study of Cape Cod history, genealogy, and the maritime trades.
Next chapter in the mystery. Johan Viktor (John) Peterson- widower, went back to Varmland and married his dead wife (Christina maria)s brother (Pehr Johan Karlson)s, daughter Bricken/Brita Karlson-Nordquist - widow. They married in Sweden & then again when arriving in NY. All documents present & saved. I can't imagine disappearing from Rhode Island in 1910 only to return in 1921 and settle in Worcester, MA. 40 miles to the north. How could one family not know about the other?
WEBINAR REMINDER: Registration is open and filling up for next week's webinar. If you do research in Massachusetts, you will likely find yourself looking into one of the many Swedish immigrant communities that sprung up over the last century or so. Please come join us next Tuesday at 7:00pm as Mike McClellan gives us his favorite hacks for the Swede in all of us! ... See MoreSee Less
MSOG Webinar - Tips and Tricks to Finding Swedish Ancestors
January 23, 2018, 7:00pm - January 23, 2018, 8:00pm
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
What exactly is ArkivDigital and what types of records are available? Do I need to read or speak Swedish to use ArkivDigital? How do I trace my family and find my distant relatives in Sweden? All these questions will be answered in the webinar.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Michael is a professional genealogist and Treasurer for MSOG, Inc. He has completed the Boston University course in Genealogical Research in 2016. He has deep roots in the U.S. on both sides of his family. His mother’s side were among the first settlers of Newbury, MA and his father’s side were direct descendants of Mayflower passenger, John Alden. He first became interested in genealogy in 2006 after finding out at his grandmother’s wake that she was proud of the fact that she was related to Nathan Hale, who was a distant cousin.
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