tisdag, januari 29, 2013

2013 Week # 5

Genealogy Tips, Week # 5

"Dead sailors and seamen on the run."


This page is in Swedish, but I have translated some of the text:

This is a copy of the List of sailors held 1841-1906 at Stockholms Seamen house.
The books can be read in the original in Stockholm City Archive, Kungsholmen, Stockholm
  • Escaped Sailors 1871-1906
  • Escaped Sailors 1841-1859
  • Dead and escaped Sailors 1871-1884
  • Dead and escaped Sailors 1887-1912

tisdag, januari 22, 2013

2013 Week # 4

Genealogy Tips, Week # 4
This is perhaps a little unusual database, but have little luck you can find interesting information here ...

Vagrants in Karlstad 1885-1905

It is only written in Swedish, this is the text on the webside:
"When searching out:
asterisk (*) instead of zero or more unknown characters
at sign (@) instead of an unknown character
spaces between multiple keywords in the same field of these conditions must be satisfied (AND operator)"

This is an example of what I found when I searched for the last name: Svensson


First Name:
Johan Valfrid

Marital status, occupation:
Metal moulders

Date of Birth:

Place of residence:

Place of birth:
August Leonard Larsson, black smith

Elna Jonsson

1886-10-30 begging.

City police in Karlstad AIII: 1

" Vagrants, who - according to a statement in the 1885 law for vagrants, "prowling without seeking honestly earn a living and also have such a way of life that accidentally thereof arises for public safety, order and morality."

Vagrant-a life without a safety net.......

Perhaps you can find some ancestor here....
Good Luck!

måndag, januari 14, 2013

2013 Week # 3

Genealogy Tips, Week # 3

This is a link to to search for burial locations of veterans
I hope it can be of use to you!

Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries,
state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries,
and for veterans buried in private cemeteries
when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The database of burial information is updated each day.

söndag, januari 13, 2013

Twentieth Day Of Canute - Tjugondedag Knut

Tjugondedag Knut - JulgransPlundring!
Twentieth Day Of Canute - Christmas Tree Plundering!

Knut drives Christmas out ........" As Knut, who runs the Christmas we find nowadays his name January 13, before the 1600s, it was January 7. Another name on that very day, an old fantasy-grabbing names like "farängladagen", Christmas
Angels traveling in other words, back to heaven.
Tjugondedag Knut the Christmas danced out. Nowadays we throw out the Christmas tree, then, unless it has lost too many needles before then of course.....
 Christmas is driven very tangible out sometimes it was the house people sometimes was dressed youth, who walked around with brooms and pretended to wipe out what was left of the weekend.
Tjugondedag Knut became a feast day when the rest of Christmas dinner and all the Christmas beer would end. It was a mark that now it is normal everyday life again.
Christmas lazy days with lots and fatty food was over for this time.
There were many sayings about how you saw at celebrating of Christmas properly:
Eating out Christmas - Drinking from Christmas
- or - Dancing out Christmas - It's Knot, Now Christmas is out!
Canute marks the end of Christmas festival. But in the church year delay shimmer from the weekend left in the weeks after the thirteenth day.

A traditional song on these occasions are:

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (née Ericsson) 14 November 1907 – 28 January 2002)
She was a wonderful Swedish author and screenwriter
She is best known for the Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson-on-the-Roof and the Six Bullerby Children book series.

Pippi Longstocking and her Christmas tree plundering.

lördag, januari 12, 2013

A soft cake

This is the recipe for a soft cake that is quick and easy to bake and it is very good....;)
It's called "Tuppakaka", why, well, I do not really know....

In any case: I hope you will enjoy it!
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 50 grams melted butter
  • 1 cup almonds, sliced ​​or chopped
    No, there should not be any baking powder in......
  • Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
  • Grease and sprinkle with crumbs a form which is approximately 22 cm in diameter.
  • Mix together the melted butter, eggs, sugar and flour in a bowl.
  • It should not be whipped, just moved so that all is well mixed.
  • Spread the batter into a baking pan / springform and bake for about 5 minutes while you chop the almonds.
  • Sprinkle the sliced ​​almonds or almond cake and bake in middle of oven for about 10 - 15 minutes until the cake has a nice golden color.
  • You can also sprinkle a little powdered sugar over before serving.

måndag, januari 07, 2013

2013 Week # 2

Genealogy Tips, Week # 2
This is the No. 2 of the links that I think are valuable to help in genealogy.
I hope they can be helpful for you too.


This is a link to the tombstone inventory: "Gravstensinventering".
There are Swedish and some foreign graves that are registered with text and images. The site is unfortunately not in English yet.
It is updated every day, so it's well worth checking this.
Today there are tombstones 1031/1992 people among the foreign graves and tombstones 79,515 / 177,952 persons among the Swedish graves.


This is another link you can try:
" Hitta Graven" , "Find buried", in the area of Stockholm.
This is yet another link where you can search for buried people:
"Svenska Gravar", "Swedish Graves".

lördag, januari 05, 2013

Trettondagsafton / Twelfth Night

Why do we celebrate Twelfth Night?

Twelfth Night - January 5 - the day before Epiphany. Since long celebrated in Western Christianity the Eastern stjärnskådarnas arrival of Jesus on this day. Twelfth Night, however, ends up a bit to make way for the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

If we start with the thirteen days that falls on (as the name suggests) on the thirteenth day of Christmas. Christmas day is counted as the first day of Christmas and Boxing Day, we celebrate still. The third day and fourth day of Christmas were removed in the calendar reform under Gustav III 1772nd Epiphany is thus always January 6.
The day before a holiday is called evening thus Twelfth Night, January 5.

Far back in ancient times the Church celebrated Jesus' birthday on January 6. The day is called Epiphany, which is Greek for revelation party. But the 300's, it was decided that Jesus was born on December 25. At Epiphany January 6 is celebrated arrival of the Magi to Bethlehem and their adoration of the child with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They represent, according to legend, Europe, Asia and Africa, which were the three continents were known in the Middle Ages. They are a symbol of the worldwide acclaimed child.

During the 1000's, grew church games with star singers and they soon fell in more secular contexts. In Sweden we have had a lot of pranks during Christmas with young people who dress up and walk around the farm and sing, clown, up the small tableaux, and begging together food and drink at Christmas Youth guilds and playhouses.
On Twelfth Night dressed man consistently up as the three wise men and carried around a big shining star. Judas was more or less obvious and sometimes it was Joseph with his staff and sometimes with Mary with child, angels, Herod and his soldiers. Star singers' visit was more or less atmospheric and burlesque and has varied in different areas and at different times.

 During Christmas night (the night between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) had the dead returned from the cemetery to their homes, but now it was considered to be high time for them to go back to their graves. Therefore was the name of thirteen days in Småland, in the past such as "farängladagen".  "The angels go back"....)

This photo above is from: Kulturlagret/ Vänersborgs museum. 

Karl Johansson, Hjärtum 1888-05-14,
Johan Jonsson, Hjärtum 1880-11-01,
Abraham Jonsson, Hjärtum 1875-01-13,
They are posing in their fine Sunday clothes on Epiphany 1909 in front of the timber to the new barn on Arnstorp as "laftats up" before it is installed in its place.

onsdag, januari 02, 2013

2013 Week # 1

Genealogy Tips, Week # 1
This is the No. 1 of the links that I think are valuable to help in genealogy.
I hope they can be helpful for you too.

Search for information about soldiers.

The work of registration of the billeted soldiers are mainly of leisure researchers throughout Sweden. Unless otherwise agreed between the local troop registers and Central Soldiers Register owned material in the local registers of the respective leisure researchers or association which conducted the research.
The database is searchable on the web is a partnership for five years between Central Soldiers Register and Society DIS. State of the base as part of its server and website. The information you find on the page is completely free of charge, to get additional information about the soldier, it is up to each record to determine if this fee and how much to leave out.

The database for you on the Internet searching is a search database with a small number of fields for each soldier, so that you can ensure that your particular ancestor belonged to "Young Allotment 'organization and is listed in the database.
The subjects included in the base should be adopted as soldiers between the years 1682-1901. The database does not claim to be exhaustive, research is ongoing and new soldiers brought to the previously registered and new information on the soldiers and their immediate family.
In addition to the information you will find in this search database, there are many times in each of the local Military Records further information on the soldier.

It should be emphasized that there is no genealogical records, but records of soldiers who belonged to the division army. The basic information in the register is taken from the general pattern rolls. In the case of officers and officers also have been registered, when such information is received.
The purpose of registration is to register the common soldier up to the distinction Corporal degree. For many of the data we have from family and local history researchers received information about the family.
These data are of course recorded on each soldier or cottage, we indicate in these cases who provided the data, in order to bring together researchers conducting research on the soldier. If you have information about soldiers, we thankful to them.
Of course, you do not need to pay the fee for subsequent acts which you yourself gave the information. Below you can see which units that are currently fully or partially registered, remember that this is a secondary task and that you should check the information.

Also note that we constantly receive data on soldiers, are not you looking in at this time maybe he will be featured at next year's update which takes place in August every year.

THE CENTRAL SOLDIERS REGISTER:  Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet

In this database, the following units registered:

Andra Livgrenadjärregementet
Bohusläns båtsmanskompanier
Bohusläns regemente
Kalmar regemente
Första Livgrenadjärregementet
Gotlands båtsmän
Göta Trängregemente 1885-1915 (Värvat manskap)
Hallands båtsmän
Hälsinge regemente
Jönköpings regemente
Kronobergs regemente
Livregementets Dragoner
Livregementets Grenadjärer
Livregementets Husarer
Norrbottens regemente
Norrlands båtsmanskompanier
Norra Roslagens båtsmanskompani
Närke-Värmlands regemente
Närke regemente
Roslagens båtsmanskompani
Skaraborgs regemente
Skånes samtliga indelta förband
Smålands båtsmanskompani
Smålands Grenadjärer
Smålands Husarregemente
Södra Möre båtsmanskompani
Södermanlands regemente
Tjust båtsmanskompani
Upplands femmänningsregemente
Upplands regemente
Upplands tremänningsregemente
Västergötlands båtsmanskompani
Västgöta regemente
Västgöta tremänningsregemente
Västgöta Dals regemente
Västerbottens regemente
Värmlands Fältjägare  (Värvat förband)
Värmlands regemente
Västmanlands regemente
Älvsborgs regemente
Ölands båtsmän
Östgöta båtsmän.

This is another link to
Central Registry for Soldier

The information you get to see is a little different so it may be worth trying both!
Good Luck!


Dikten "Tomten" av Abraham Viktor Rydberg född 18 december 1828 i Jönköping i Jönköpings län (Småland) död 21 septemb...