Sorting Through the Swedish Archives -- Genealogy research for Swedish-Americans. What will you find? #Genealogy #Sweden #History #Immigration #FamilyResearch

Sorting Through the Swedish Archives -- Genealogy research for Swedish-Americans. What will you find? #Genealogy #Sweden #History #Immigration #FamilyResearch

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Part of Swedens famous Rök runestone, which bears the longest-known runic inscription in stone. The Norsemen continued the practice of mixing runes with Christian symbols until the 17th century, when the medieval church banned runes in an attempt to drive out all vestiges of superstition, paganism, and magic. Runes fell out of widespread use but did not disappear altogether.

Part of Swedens famous Rök runestone, which bears the longest-known runic inscription in stone. The Norsemen continued the practice of mixing runes with Christian symbols until the 17th century, when the medieval church banned runes in an attempt to drive out all vestiges of superstition, paganism, and magic. Runes fell out of widespread use but did not disappear altogether.

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Between the eighth and 11th centuries, the Vikings left modern day Norway, Denmark and Sweden on bloody voyages of conquest to England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Southern Europe and even North America. Many have long believed that the fearsome Norsemen left their women and children at home in Scandinavia when they took off to settle new lands, but a new study tells a different tale. By tracing the genetic stamp

Between the eighth and 11th centuries, the Vikings left modern day Norway, Denmark and Sweden on bloody voyages of conquest to England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Southern Europe and even North America. Many have long believed that the fearsome Norsemen left their women and children at home in Scandinavia when they took off to settle new lands, but a new study tells a different tale. By tracing the genetic stamp

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Jutes first (to Kent), then Angles, Saxons, & Frisians (Anglo Saxons) - Founding of England, settlement - Keel boats - Angles in the North of England also included people from Norway and Western Sweden

Jutes first (to Kent), then Angles, Saxons, & Frisians (Anglo Saxons) - Founding of England, settlement - Keel boats - Angles in the North of England also included people from Norway and Western Sweden

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Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum by The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm, via Flickr

Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum by The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm, via Flickr

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Seven Things You Should Know Before You Visit Sweden #CraftedByTheJourney
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Formation of the Swedish Empire, 1560-1660.  From your standpoint, your grandmother's grandmother is from Sweden. Or your grandmothers fathers mother.

Formation of the Swedish Empire, 1560-1660. From your standpoint, your grandmother's grandmother is from Sweden. Or your grandmothers fathers mother.

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Viking gold bracteate pendant. Hoard find, island of Gotland, Sweden. From the exhibition "We call them Vikings" produced by The Swedish History Museum.

Viking gold bracteate pendant. Hoard find, island of Gotland, Sweden. From the exhibition "We call them Vikings" produced by The Swedish History Museum.

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Pendant, Thor’s hammer. Silver, filigree ornamentation. Unknown find spot, Scania, Sweden. SHM 9822:810

Pendant, Thor’s hammer. Silver, filigree ornamentation. Unknown find spot, Scania, Sweden. SHM 9822:810

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