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Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook

By: Clemensson, Per

Price: $19.95

Publisher: ANCESTRY PUB:

Seller ID: 312763

ISBN: 1593312768


Get a start on your Swedish family history with Your Swedish Roots, a step-by-step handbook to help guide you in researching your Swedish ancestors. First, learn general information about Sweden, Swedish naming practices, and the Swedish language. These basics will help you research names of ancestors and search through Swedish records with greater ease. Next, learn what Swedish records are available, where to find them, and how to use them. Swedish church records will be one of the most value to you, as they are very complete and well preserved. Finally, follow sample cases on particular Swed... View more info

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They Built Railway Cars: The Pullman Social Experiment and the Swedish Immigration

By: Allan T. Nilson

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: J2076

ISBN: 0788420763

Condition: 130 pages, 8.5x11, 2002, 8.5x11, paper, index, 130 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


English translation from Swedish by Raymond E. Johnson. A large number of Swedes came to Chicago in the 1880s to live in the model town of Pullman and to work in the factory that produced luxury sleeping cars. The two main themes of this book are: 1) Two families among a group of immigrants from the Nykyrke Parish in Sweden-how they adapted to a new life and culture and founded their Lutheran church; and 2) Railroad car magnate George M. Pullman, who built the factories and the town where the Swedes came to work and live, in this "social experiment." The immigrants' stories are told t... View more info