Posted By:Jerri Strombeck
Subject:Re: MN-CA lost relatives
Post Date:January 21, 2013 at 08:20:15
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Forum:California Genealogy Forum
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Tom, Swedish genealogy is a bear to do. In the Swedish culture, everyone took on their father's first name with "son" or "dottir" tacked on for their last names. After people married, it was not unusual for women to keep their birth names. It was also common for a couple to take on a whole new surname that had nothing to do with their birth names. Swedish genealogy is a big challenge-