Family Discussion at Christmas, and Something on My Grandparents

No, not the uncomfortable stuff, or the topics being ignored or carefully not responded to that are likely especially common in the US in December 2016. I mean using this as an opportunity to talk to older relatives (in this case my mother and father, since the generation older than that is mostly dead and … Continue reading Family Discussion at Christmas, and Something on My Grandparents

In Sweden – Torps and Tenant Farms

Returning to the emigration records to see what else can be learned, I find that Hedda was born in Broddarp, Älvsborg (now Västra Götaland), parish Björred, and in 1891 was identified as a tenant farmer's wife (arrendatorshustru) living a farm called Soldat Torp 417. Jenny (the oldest, at 8), was born in Öra, Älvsborg, parish Hjärttorp, and in 1891 lived … Continue reading In Sweden – Torps and Tenant Farms