Fagerskog

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With a touch from old times...

Min släktforskning

Till mina Svenska släktingar och andra besökare (To my Swedish visitors).

Eftersom en del av våra släktingar inte talar Svenska så har jag bestämt mig för att ha hemsidan på Engelska men om någon inte förstår vad som är skrivet så översätter jag gärna det textstycket. I så fall behöver ni bara skicka mig ett e-mail så svarar jag så fort jag hinner. Fliken Isaksson tar er till min mor Virans Isaksson släktgren som jag kallat "Södersläkten Isaksson". Första personen på den släktgrenen är Carl Magnus Isaksson som är min morfar.

Som längst tillbaka i tiden har jag kommit till cirka 1675 där jag hittat Isaac Hindrichssons och hans hustru Malin Ersdotter? samt deras son Daniel Isacsson som föddes 1703.

Fliken Fagerskog/Berndtson är min fars släktgren och där har en hel del personer utvandrat till USA och många "over there" är mycket intresserade av sina rötter här i Sverige så därför är den delen av min släktforskning översatt till Engelska.

OBS! Om någon vill kontakta mig via Skype som är det telefoniprogram jag använder så är det bara att trycka på Skype-knappen längre ner på sidan.

Det går också bra att klicka på "contact"-fliken och skicka ett mail till mig. För att förhindra spam-robotor att förstå min e-mail adress har jag angett tecknenkombinationen (at) som du måste byta ut mot det vamliga @-tecknet innan du skickar mailet.

I släktträden finns det fotografier och bilder som är "klickbara" d.v.s de förstoras om du klickar på dem. Det gäller även de foton som finns på den här sidan



From now on in English - or rather - in SwEnglish

My genealogy research

I have been doing research sin 2004 but as there are a lot of Swedish Church books/records out on internet nowadays it has been fairly easy and certainly stimulating to search for our ancestors.
I have searched for our ancestor Svante Fagerskog (1831-1879) as he moved to Levanger, Norway in 1863 but I could not find him because the church records was destroyed in a fire. Fortunately he had moved to another parish so when I found him and his family in the records it was soon clear that four of his children emigrated to the USA.

Several other family members also emigrated to America (as the USA was named in Sweden at the time). Most of them were females and they left during the period 1870-1900. Some of them are traced and located but yet many remains to find. Any help in that process is much appreciated as it is very difficult to find the sources in the USA. At least for me.

The photo to the upper left is taken about 1870 and is the oldest photo I have found so far. The persons on it is Gustava Fagerskog (1829-1881) and her husband Isak Svenningsson (1820-1903). My g g grandfather and his wife. Gustava and Svante Fagerskog were siblings.

Much of the text in the family tree is/are still in Swedish as when I started my research I had no thoughts about finding unknown relatives in the USA. If anyone finds a text and want to know what it is about I will translate it. Just send me an e-mail and notify me. I will send it back as soon as possible.

About this site

The Isaksson tab shows my mothers family roots and is only in Swedish as we have no living American relatives in this family branch.

The first shown person in the Fagerskog/Berndtson tab is Gustava Fagerskogs son Svante Herman Kvarnzelius Isaksson (1864-1938) Svante Herman was my fathers mentor as my father was born with an "unknown" father. My grandmother refused to talk about it, maybe she were ashamed. My father tried to find his father on his own. He searched for nearly 40 years without success. Thats why I started my own research.

I did find my grandfather and I now understand why my grandmother refused to say anything - my grandfather committed suicide (shot himself) in 1919.

The Files tab will take you to the Files index where you can download files to your computer.

The Gallery tab takes you to the Photo album. It is a lot of pictures and the vast majority of them are unidentified. You can click on a photo to see it in larger format

The Family tab takes you to Family Association site (will be up as soon as possible).

All images to the right are clickable to see them in original size.

There are a lot of images in the family tree, most of them are from church books, all images are clickable so you can study them in original size.


ATTENTION!!

The contact tab is my e-mail address. If you want to send me an e-mail you have to replace the sign (at) in my address to an @. I have done this to prevent my e-mail address to be collected by spambots (spam robots).

If you experience any problem with the site I would be grateful if you notify me by e-mail.



NB!!!

DUE TO A DISPUTE WITH ONE PERSON OF THE FREIDLITZ FAMILY BRANCH ALL THAT FAMILY BRANCH ARE DELETED - ONLY EUGENIA CHARLOTTA FAGERSKOG AND HER HUSBAND JOHAN VILHELM FREIDLITZ ARE LEFT ON THE GENEALOGY PAGES.

THE FREIDLITZ BRANCH WILL NOT BE UPDATED IN THE FUTURE.

IF ANY AMERICAN FREIDLITZ DESCENDANTS WANTS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FREDILITZ BRANCH PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME BY E-MAIL.

As mentioned above there still are several Fagerskogs in the USA to find. A woman changes her name when she marry, that makes females difficult to trace.This job will be priority #1.

One person we do not know anything about is found in the Death records. He died in City of Mankato, Blue Earth county, MN at June 15 1923. His name is was John (Jonathan) August Fagerskog and he was born in Sweden in 1859. See also News tab Nov 23 2007.

  We have been searching for Nils Fagerskog (1729-1794) parents for some time but so far it has not been a success. We will continue to search for them to find the birth parish of Nils. When we find them we hopefully also get a lead to more ancestors.

Another task is to find photos of the American family members (at least at people of/from the older generation).









Reflections

In the pipeline ;)