I Love Surprises!

Can you imagine my surprise when an unexpected package arrived for ME a couple of days ago? It is very rare that I get such packages. As a matter of fact, I believe the last two packages I received like this were both from the same person!

The person I received these gifts from is my cousin in Sweden, Jan Lundberg. He is so thoughtful this way. The book, which you see above is all in Swedish, authored by Ann Renström. SKOGSBYAR, translated means "forest villages." If you look at the photo header of this blog, you will see the area of forest where my ancestors originally came from in Graninge, Sweden. 

The landscape and home photos in this book remind me very much of photos my cousin Jan has shared with me of the area our family was from. Upon quickly scanning a particular photo of a woman with her children sitting outside, I was reminded this could have been my family. I see another photo of a woman with the last name Berglund. I have a friend married to a Berglund. They are not into genealogy, but I wonder, could they be related? 

A section of this book talks about the industry of the area with dates from 1737-1890. I see I will be spending a lot of time with this book. I will need to translate everything I am interested in, and at this point and it all looks so interesting!

Thank you so very much my cousin! Kram,Tack!

Thanks for stopping by! 

 Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 

 Copyright © 2012 By Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved


  1. You are lucky to have such a kind and nice cousin!
    Good luck trying to read the book, maybe not so easy but certainly interesting!

  2. Thank you Yvonne! That I am! I wish you both lived closer so I could introduce you two! ;-)

  3. I'm glad you find it intresting. Mybe a nice way to learn swedish. ;-)

    Kram till dej också min vän.

    / Janne


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