Swedish Ancestry

This brief history of our ancestry in Sweden is divided up along the lines of the four immigrant families: the Backmans, the Nilssons, the Obergs, and the Petersson/dotters. Of course, the Swedish naming tradition did not use family names. So these are adopted for ease of reference.

Click on the sub-menus on the left to view the information about each family line. See the "Coming to America" sections to read about the actual immigration.