Newspaper Clippings of Wisconsin Obituaries

Today, in ArkivDigital we have Swedish American church records for the following states:

  • Colorado – 7 congregations
  • Illinois – 3 congregations
  • Iowa – 88 congregations
  • Kansas – 100 congregations
  • Minnesota – 125 congregations
  • Missouri – 9 congregations
  • Nebraska – 120 congregations
  • Oklahoma – 1 congregation
  • South Dakota 1 congregation
  • Wisconsin – 12 congregations

In many of these archives along with church records such as membership, birth, marriage, death, reception, and dismissal records, you will often find anniversary booklets and historical notes that present a history of the congregation, ministers, and early settlers. In browsing these books, one will find many items of historical and also genealogical interest. In the archives for the Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church in Burnett County, Wisconsin, you will find 3 volumes of newspaper clippings of obituaries for people who may have lived in the Trade Lake area at one time.

 You can find these newspaper clippings by:

  • Access app.arkividigital.se
  • Select archive search
  • Select country United States
  • Select state Wisconsin
  • Select archive for Trade Lake Swedish Mission Church, Wisconsin, USA
  • Select one of the following 3 volumes
    • Vol 8 – Dödsrunor (Part 2 A-J)
    • Vol 9 – Dödsrunor (Part 2 K-Z)
    • Vol 10 (Dödsrunor) (Diverse obituaries)

Below is an image of one page with three obituaries. The middle one is for John Lundquist who died on July 11, 1936.

trade lake obituariesTrade Lake Swedish Mission Church, Wisconsin, USA (WI) Vol:9 Image 15 (AID: v907459.b15)

The following text is from the obituary:

Mr. Lundquist was born in Ostraby, Skone, Sweden, on December 27, 1839 and immigrated to American in March 1892. He returned to Sweden in 1898 and a year later brought his family here and settled in Watson, Minn., also living at Milaca, Minn., before moving to Minneapolis in 1913. Since the death of his wife in 1923 he has made his home with his children.

 These obituaries provide much detail about the deceased’s life. In this one, we get information about where he came from in Sweden, movements within North America, and the names of surviving children. But it is also important to remember that an obituary is a secondary source and the details may not always be correct. In this case, Mr. Lundquist was born on December 27, 1839, in the parish of Östra Karrstorp in Skåne, Sweden. He later lived in Östraby.

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Reminder – January Virtual Genealogy Workshop and book

Do you want to learn more about ArkivDigital and Swedish genealogy? Are you new to Swedish research?

We would like to remind you that ArkivDigital published a book in English, “Explore Your Swedish Heritage” by Håkan Skogsjö. This book guides one from the first steps of genealogy research to advanced methodologies.

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This book illustrates how to uncover your Swedish family history through searching archival sources on the internet—church books, estate inventories, military muster rolls, and other historical documents—how to interpret them, and how you can use them in your family research. You do genealogical research directly in the original records. And best of all, the book is written from beginning to end from an ArkivDigital perspective. All case study examples use ArkivDigital showing you the search steps for finding the records.

Click here for more information about the book.

Secondly, we like to remind you that the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum will sponsor a virtual Swedish Genealogy workshop on Saturday, January 8, 2022. The focus will be on Beginning Swedish Research. The topics for the day include:

  • Where do I begin? The basics of Swedish research
  • Introduction to the Swedish church books
  • Researching in the Swedish church books using ArkivDigital
  • Putting it all together

 Click here for program and registration information.

Make 2022 the year for discovering your Swedish heritage!

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Virtual ArkivDigital Workshop – Beginning Swedish Research – January 8, 2022

Are you brand new to Swedish genealogy? Don’t know where to begin? Then, mark your calendars. On Saturday, January 8, 2022, the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas, will be hosting a virtual Swedish genealogy workshop. We will be focusing on beginning Swedish genealogy.

 

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There will be four sessions:

  • Where do I begin? Basics of Swedish Research
  • Introduction to the Swedish Church Books
  • Researching in the Swedish Church Books using ArkivDigital
  • Putting it all together!

Click here for program details and click here for registration. Registration will be limited to 100 participants.

 

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Swedish-American church books from Colorado are now online

We have exciting news! We have just added newly photographed images of Swedish-American church books from Colorado. These records were photographed this summer. This new collection includes records from the following churches:

 

  1. Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver
  2. Bethany Lutheran Church, Denver
  3. Bethesda Lutheran Church, Boulder
  4. First Lutheran Church, Boulder
  5. Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Boulder
  6. Swedish Evangelical Free Church, Denver
  7. Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Golden

We have photographed many types of documents, everything from congregation books, birth, marriage and death books to protocols, church accounts and much more.

denver augustana lutheran churchCongregation record from Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver for Lars Olsson (formerly Lars Olausson) born the 14th of December 1863 in Uddevalla and his family. 


You can find these church books by:

  1. Access app.arkivdigital.se
  2. Select Archive search
  3. Select Country – United States
  4. Select State – Colorado

We wish to give special thanks to the members of the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado especially Ron Floberg and Beverly Harbourt for contacting these churches, securing agreements and coordinating the photographing schedule.

Filming ColoradoPhotograhing Swedish-American church books at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver, Colorado.

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Virtual ArkivDigital Genealogy Workshop – September 25

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The Lindsborg Old Mill and Swedish Heritage Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas will be hosting a virtual Swedish genealogy workshop on Saturday, September 25 from 9:00 AM to 4 PM Central Daylight Time. Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be one of the presenters. Registration will be limited to 100 attendees.

Four presentations on ArkivDigital and Swedish genealogy will be given during the day. Conference specials will be offered to registered attendees. The presentations will be the following:

  • Getting to know ArkivDigital for Swedish Research
  • Create a family tree in ArkivDigital
  • Exploring lesser-known records in ArkivDigital
  • Historical Weights, Measures and Money of Sweden

Click here for program information and click here for registration.

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Virtual Presentation – What is New in ArkivDigital?

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Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be the presenter for the virtual monthly meeting of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

The presentation is titled “What is new in ArkivDigital?”. The presentation will demonstrate the search indexes that enable one to easily discover one’s rich Swedish heritage as well as point out some key collections.

The event begins at 10:30 AM Central Daylight Time.

The event is free but one must register. Click here for program and registration information.

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Swedish American Church Books in ArkivDigital

ArkivDigital has Swedish-American church books for the following states in ArkivDigital’s online library:

  • Illinois – 2
  • Iowa – 88
  • Kansas – 100
  • Minnesota – 125
  • Missouri – 9
  • Nebraska – 120
  • Oklahoma – 1
  • South Dakota – 1
  • Wisconsin – 12

The Swedish-American church books include birth, marriage, death, membership, reception of members, dismissal of members, protocols and account records. Often you will find anniversary booklets, church histories, attachments to records and even in some congregation archives family histories. The types of records vary by parish and denomination. Click here for more information about types of church records.

Anniversary books were often created to celebrate the 50th, 75th, or 100th anniversary of the church. These books often will give a history of the congregation, sometimes a history of the settlement, biographical sketches of the ministers and even occasionally biographies, genealogies and photos of the early church members.

Below is a photo of Mrs. David Lindström or Maja Lisa Andersdotter born on July 28, 1811 in Fivlered parish and who emigrated with her husband and children to North America in 1852. This was taken from the 1863-1903 Minnesalbum (Anniversary booklet or remembrance album) for the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Paxton, Illinois. In 1903, she was the oldest living member in the congregation.

mrs lindstrom photo

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English book – Explore Your Swedish Heritage

Do you want to learn more about ArkivDigital and Swedish genealogy? ArkivDigital has published a book in English, Explore Your Swedish Heritage” by Håkan Skogsjö. This book guides one from the first steps of genealogy research to advanced methodologies.

explore-your-swedish-heritage-homepage

This book tells you how to uncover your Swedish origins and your family history through searching archival sources on the internet—church books, estate inventories, military muster rolls, and other historical documents—how to interpret them and how they can be used in your family research. You do genealogical research directly in the original records. And best of all, the book is written from beginning to end from an ArkivDigital perspective. All case study examples use ArkivDigital showing you the search steps for finding the records.

For more information about the book, click here.

In North America, we have a U.S. distributor and a Canadian distributor.

Click here to purchase the book from our U.S. distributor.

Click here to purchase the book from our Canadian distributor.

If you live in country outside of North America and want to purchase an English edition, please contact our customer service at kundtjanst@arkivdigital.se.

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Virtual Exhibitor – Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree

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ArkivDigital is an exhibitor at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Virtual Conference 2021. The exhibit hall is open from June 4th through June 13th, 2021. Visit our booth for a special on an annual subscription and to enter a drawing for a 3-month subscription. The exhibit hall is free but you will need to register, if you are not a member. Click here to enter the exhibit hall.

Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital is one of the conference speakers. She is giving a pre-recorded presentation “Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color”. The presentation will be available on June 11th through October 10, 2021 for paid conference attendees.

For more information about conference – click here.

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Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree – Exhibitor

virtual hall

ArkivDigital is an exhibitor at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Virtual Conference 2021. The exhibit hall is open from June 4th through June 13th, 2021. Visit our booth for a special on an annual subscription and to enter a drawing for a 3-month subscription. The exhibit hall is free but you will need to register, if you are not a member. Click here to enter the exhibit hall.

Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital is one of the conference speakers. She is giving a pre-recorded presentation “Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color”. The presentation will be available on June 11th through October 10, 2021 for paid conference attendees.

For more information about conference – click here.

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