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brewerjerry

looking for tips , anyone on here done ancestry research ?

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Hi All 

         Just looking for suggestions on where to search for ancestry leads

 

  i tried the usual UK ones

 

but they all only go as far back as the marriage

  and a dna test proves the swedish link 

 

   trying to research a surname 

 

   ololand

 

   born about 1770 in sweden 

 

   any hints on where to search would be welcome

 

  but i imagine few if any on here have had to research a birth in sweden 

 

  but thought it worth a try as i have reached stalling point 

   

     cheers

         jerry

 

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Can't help I'm afraid as my expertise, if you can call it that, is only in UK ancestry research from tracing my own ancestry.  Although there is Scandinavian in my history it is probably a thousand years or more into the past so absolutely no chance of finding it apart from possibly DNA testing.

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2 hours ago, brewerjerry said:

Hi All 

         Just looking for suggestions on where to search for ancestry leads

 

  i tried the usual UK ones

 

but they all only go as far back as the marriage

  and a dna test proves the swedish link 

 

   trying to research a surname 

 

   ololand

 

   born about 1770 in sweden 

 

   any hints on where to search would be welcome

 

  but i imagine few if any on here have had to research a birth in sweden 

 

  but thought it worth a try as i have reached stalling point 

   

     cheers

         jerry

 

Have you tried church records ? They were pretty much the Record keeping people for centuries ? They might be able to also search for baptismal records which might carry more birth information. 

 

Dennis

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With all respect to fellow BM members I would think you would get more assistance through a search engine than this forum.  Using the terms Swedish genealogy brought up plenty of sites that seem helpful. Also their are many Family history forum who assist with do called brick walls.

 

You don't actually say in your post how you found the surname Ololand and the Swedish link. Nearly every independent review of DNA testing I have read casts doubt on their accuracy but if backed up by other evidence then you should be correct in your assumption.

 

 

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Try the Mormons' website - familysearch.com - was free the last time I looked. Worldwide in scope. 

 

And try a short sub or trial sub to ancestry.co.uk or the Canadian equivalent - you can set them to different scopes. 

 

Both should have Swedish data. 

 

But in all cases never trust modern transscribed data - always check with the actual records from church registers etc. Transcription errors are common. Some actual images are available on ancestry. Others you have to get direct, e.g. English death certificates and wills, at a fee, from the government in question. 

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Hi All

         maybe i should have been clearer i used the usual UK ancestory sites, thats how i found a marriage record, but nothing else before that date 

  and thus was looking for anything else

    the dna result was for more than one person 

    cheers

       jerry

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10 minutes ago, Lothian man said:

Try the Mormons' website - familysearch.com - was free the last time I looked. Worldwide in scope. 

......,

Hi 

    Thanks i had not heard of that one, i will give it a try

     cheers

        jerry

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