Why does one want to have a family tree?
Welcome to OurSwedishRoots, my page for Swedish genealogy! It is directed primarily to you who have your roots in the Swedish soil, and who wants a little help to find them. Even if I am specialized in Swedish genealogy and emigration research, I also do research in Norway, Denmark, and Åland.
Not everyone has the time or the knowledge required to search in the archives, and that’s where I can help.
First of all, it’s very exciting to be able to locate your family on the history map and also a joy to give your children, and in the future their children, a family tree!
But it also gives a sense of security in knowing your background, and many things you might have wondered about in your family might get an explanation.
You may even encounter things in the sources that have been kept secret for generations but were the reason why your ancestors had to leave the country.
Many descendants of Swedish emigrants carry the feeling of longing for something, and I have noticed that it can make a big difference when these people get the names of their dead ancestors and a geographical area to place their roots.
Maybe you have taken a DNA test and want to find out how you are related to your closest matches? Do you want to find your now living cousins in Sweden? Or did your ancestors come from Viking areas?