Monday, July 19, 2010

Follow Friday Pays Off!

I want to thank my distant cousin, Randy Seaver, for choosing Heritage Happens for Follow Friday [#FF] last week. Not only was it a wonderful surprise but it also brought attention to my blog. One special person in Sweden was so very kind to leave a comment on my blog, along with some new information I did not have regarding my Lundberg line. Below is the comment~

Hi Cheryl,

After reading about your blog on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings, I checked it out and it is quite interesting! Thanks!

Since I’m a Swede, I thought I should see if I could find out a little bit more about your Lundbergs and this is what I found.

Erik Lundberg (born Jan 1st 1835 in Graninge) and Brita Svedberg (born Nov 1st 1848 in Viksjö) are indeed the parents of Märta Brita and her two brothers Albert Efraim and Olof Ferdinand. (Source: Viksjö AI:9 (1886-1895) page 300). Albert Efraim was born on Sept 1st 1881 in Graninge and died on Jan 8th 1951 in Viksjö. Olof Ferdinand was born on Oct 7th 1885 in Graninge. 

However, these were not the only two siblings of Märta’s (and there might be even more!). Her father Erik had another son Erik Jakob (born April 12th 1868 in Graninge) in a previous marriage and her mother Brita had a son Johan Otto (born May 15th 1878 in Graninge) out of wedlock before their marriage on April 4th 1880.

Märta Brita Lundberg left Viksjö for America on Nov 7th 1911 and she was travelling with her daughter Signe Kristina (born June 12th 1904 in Viksjö – out of wedlock).

Magnus

Now, is that awesome or what? Some of this information I did have, but some I was totally unaware of! I replied back to Magnus and hoped I would get a response via email. At this point however I haven't heard back. Such a wonderful thing to do for me! I would love to hear from you again Magnus if you see this, I owe you a proper thank you!

Randy, again, thank you! Thank you so much, this wouldn't have happened without you! This is a great example of how Follow Friday's can be beneficial! It is also testimony, again, to the fact that blogging does pay off! Genea-Bloggers and their followers are totally awesome!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!


Copyright © 2010 Cheryl Palmer

4 comments:

  1. I am continually amazed at the generosity of fellow genealogy researchers - and Magnus could not have chosen a nicer recipient!

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  2. Are we fortunate Greta? You are to sweet yourself, thank you so much!

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  3. Fantastic! I am doing the Genealogy Happy Dance with you.

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