Why does one want to have a family tree?
Welcome to Our Swedish Roots, 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.
I am a professional genealogist specializing in Swedish research and emigration, but 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.
There can be many reasons why one wants to have a family tree. 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!
It also gives a sense of security in knowing your background, and things you might have wondered about in your family can finally get an explanation.
Many descendants of 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 ancestors and a geographical area where to place their roots.
If you have taken a DNA test, it may be useful to have a tree for other researchers to climb in or to find out how you are related to your matches.