Swedish Ancestors

A group for those researching Maine's Swedish immigrants and their descendants.

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Latest Activity: Feb 6, 2020

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Husband is from Peterson 1 Reply

Started by Lisa Peterson. Last reply by Kyla Sandberg Dec 14, 2011.

Maine Swedish Colony Address Change

Started by Chris Dunham Oct 28, 2009.

Peterson & Gross, Marstrand & Goteborg

Started by Roland Rhoades Jul 27, 2009.

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Comment by BILL GRANT on August 27, 2010 at 8:40pm
Trying to find information on Ferdinand Nilson, born in Sweden, married Minnie Brown from MDI in the late 1800's. From stories I remember he could have been lost at sea. Any comments, help. Thanks Bill
Comment by SCOTT MORGAN on April 24, 2011 at 12:24pm

Found this on a message board. I have been told that my grandfather has a relationship to Jenny Lind. His name was Ferdinand Nilson, bn 1869 in Sweden, died in 1907 in a shipwreck. He emigrated to the U.S. between 1875-1888, and lived on Mt. Desert, Me., where my father, Lawrence Nilson, was born. I have very little info on my father's side of the family, and anything would be most appreciated. I am told the family name was spelled Nilsson in Sweden.

Comment by Brett Daigle on July 27, 2013 at 1:28pm

Hello everyone,

My name is Brett Daigle. Looks like I'm the new guy to your Swedish forum here. Wanted to intro myself. I've been doing family research for about a year and a half and just found the Maine Genealogy Network site just the other day. My mother and here ancestors are from northeastern Maine. I'm at a point in my research where I'm starting to look for other venues for answers to my questions. Libraries, family resource centers, websites etc.

Anyway, just wanted to let y'all know I'm here and will be reading your comments. If I can help anyone in anyway I will.


Comment by M Kathryn Kelly on March 16, 2015 at 1:52pm

I would like to recommend my favorite Swedish research aid - my paternal side is Swanson - or in Sweden it is Svenson, son of Sven. The book is "Cradled in 
Sweden" by Carl-Erik Johnasson, (Everton Publishers: Sandy Utah, 2002).

Keep in mind that the lineage in Sweden is traced through the maternal side, not paternal.


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