Posted By:Kristin Koshida
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Subject:August Bernhard Swenson/Nilsson
Post Date:January 25, 2013 at 18:37:28
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/sweden/messages/43223.html
Forum:Sweden Genealogy Forum
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I'm fairly new to Scandinavian genealogy research so looking for help and resources. My great grandfather's birth name was August Bernhard Nilsson b. 20 Aug 1870 (in Germany, apparently) but in the U.S. he took the name Swenson. This leads me to believe that his father's name was probaly Nils Swenson. August lived in Tacoma, Washington where he married Amanda Stevenson/Eriksdotter and raised his family. Where do you suggest I look for possible birth or immigration records? Other than the supposition of his father's name, I have no clue as to his parents' names, birthdates or birthplace. I only know they were definitely Swedish and that August was born in Germany (per census reports). I'm sorry I don't have any more information before his marriage in 1901 except I know he was in Tacoma, WA in 1897 according to a photo I have of him with his parents.,