Regarding naming patterns in the featured article, it all depended on where the people lived and the time period. Naming patterns in the cities was different than the rural areas. Patronymics as a surname was used the last 300 years (according to Cradled in Sweden). Soldier names are a category of itself. The featured article is too generic. Ube Fröberg Morris 20:55, 17 February 2008 (MST)
FamilySearch Historical Records Links
Today there were 6 links added to the Research Tools section of the Sweden Portal page in the FamilySearch Wiki. All 6 links point to Historical Records for the Swedish collections.
The research tools area was intended to be a place for tools… not records. Pages that discuss the FamilySearch historical records collections for Sweden have already been linked to the church records articles for Sweden, which makes sense. Linking them to the county pages where there are indexing projects or historical records data also makes sense. But making the research tools box 1/3 larger in size for better visibility of historical records does not.
I think it would be a better use of space to have one page linking to Historical records for Sweden with the 6 links there. Even that link does not belong in the research tools area.
MorrisGF 22:17, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
The following is taken from a FamilySearch Forums post. Annelie Jonsson gave this the following information; https://familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/showthread.php?t=17559
Emigrants from Falköping
A lot of swedes settled down in US, about 13 000 of those came from the parishes in the area of Falköping, Skaraborg, Sweden (52 parishes). Some are listed founds others not. Those who are listed can be found at the website Emigrant.se, the lists are sorted on birthparish and on death state and county.
A data base of the emigrants from Falbygden and their families in the old home country and the new is on the way. So far it has 53 500 individuals. The database isn’t online but you can make a query and I will make a lookup. If the person you looking for isn’t in the base I might be able to help out.
The parishes are:
Bjurum, Bolum, Borgunda, Börstig, Brismene, Broddetorp, Brunnhem
Falköping (2 parsishes), Fivlered, Floby, Friggeråker
Grolanda, Gökhem, Göteve, Gudhem
Håkantorp, Hällestad, Högstena, Hornborga
Kälvene, Karleby, Kinneved
Näs, Norra Åsarp
Sätuna, Segerstad, Skörstorp, Slöta, SOlberga, Sörby, Södra Kyrketorp, Stenstorp
Tiarp, Torbjörntorp, Trävattna
Valtorp, Vårkumla, Vartofta-Åsaka,
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