Recording Errors

In the Swedish record books, the priests are diligent at entering people in the birth register, in household records, and in other records. Occasionally, there are discrepancies which can make research a challenge.

Forgotten Tragedy? 1712

Often, in the dry statistics of the record books, you can see a tragedy. On the 24th of June, 1712, in a small village in Sweden that I’m researching, two brothers died of drowning. Olof was 26 years old and Erik was 24. Their father was Oluf Andersson. Olof was born just before the earliest … Read more