Karin Jonsdotter (and variations)

I found a Karin Jonsdotter born 1791 (no month and day recorded), in records for 1804-1806, and wanted to trace where she came from and where she later went, to see if she was a clue to another problem I’m trying to solve. (She was on the same page of a record 1804-1805 as someone … Read more

Confusing Anders Eriksson

With patronyms, and a limited number of names, there’s a lot of duplication of names in Scandinavian genealogy. It can be very confusing, especially when records are not found for someone who has a similar history with another. There seem to be two men named Anders Eriksson/Ersson in Karlanda parish, both born 1777. Some trees … Read more

Malin Bryntesdotter

Do I have another situation where someone’s birth date was recorded incorrectly, such that who I have as two different people in the tree are actually the same person? I am researching to find the ancestors of my 5th GGM, who is the first of three Malin Bryntesdotters I’ve shown here with their families as … Read more

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.