Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday's Faces From the Past - DIY Bracelet




I made a bracelet for my mother for her birthday a couple of weeks ago. I printed out photos of my second great grandmothers, Marie Tedder and Karna Nilsdotter Rickard, my great grandmothers Julia Verno and Hanna Persson and my grandmother Ludmila Seck. I glued them onto small photo framependants I found at my local craft store and then attached them to a leather bracelet.

It took some hours to make it, first to get the right proportion of the pictures, I did have to print them out a couple of times before I got them right. Then deciding the design of the bracelet and getting the pendants to stay in place. But I think it turned out quite nice in the end. And now I want a bracelet like that of my own.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Surname Saturday - Верно (Verno).


Greatgrandmother, Julia, was born on April 30 1887 in.. well, that part of the family is a bit tricky. The city is called Pskov (Псков) in Russian, in older Russian, Plskov, Pihkva in Estoian and Pleskau in German.

The most tricky part in the spelling of the surname. I have seen so many variations in different documents. My relatives seems to have preferred the spelling Verno but even if that happens to be the right one, it doesn't help much when searching since one have to search for all variations being sure not to miss anything. And lets not forget doing searches in Russian either.

The name doesn't seem to be all that common, but common enough for making me confused how all the Vernos I find with different spellings are related (if they are at all). It doesn't seem to be a name of Estonian origin and neither Russian.

When my greatgrandmother applied for Swedish citizenship this is how the form was filled out:


This document is an extract from the houseexaminerolls and the name is spelled Vörmö, but under the name there is a question mark.



At FamilySearch.org there are indexed documents of Births and Baptism in Russia. In this document regarding Paul, brother of Julia, his name is spelled Worno.



Valdemar Verno, another brother of Julia, called Valodja by the family, was into theatre in Tallinn. Here is a photo he has signed with beautiful, Russian handwriting, using the spelling Верно - Verno. 



His headstone in Tallin has the same spelling. - Verno.



Greatgrandmothers sister Sofie is on this document called Werno.



Same sister at funeral records of San Franscisco, her fathers name is spelled Verno.



So, anyone out there with more information about the Verno surname, please let me know.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday's Faces from the Past - Old photo album

I love old photos and every now and then I buy photos or albums when the show up in my way. My ambition is always to scan them and upload them to photo databases like Porträttfynd and such, hoping someone will know who it is on the picture. Anyhow, there isn't always enough time so meanwhile I publish some of them on my blog.

This is an album I bought a couple of years ago. Most of the photos are from the north-west area of Skåne, like Helsingborg, Råå, Åstorp and Landskrona and a couple of them are from the US (Chicago and Massachusetts).



Unknown couple - Photographer J H Hagman Helsingborg / Cimbrishamn (Simrishamn)

The album

The photo below is one of the few hints to who the owner of this album was. The man in the picture is cousin Olson and it is from Chicago.


One of the photos are from Chicago and it is one of the few that has a name on
the back: cousin Olson


Nilson - Memory from Olson

I just love this photo, that could have been on any Facebookstatus and it has been published before on this blog ( http://cousinlinda.blogspot.se/2014/04/friday-funny-party-time.html)


Photo by H P Hafström - Skromberga


Sunday, April 12, 2015

First man in space

Today, 54 years ago, Yuri Gagarin went into space with Vostok. That was of course news that spread all over the world and I have added a page from Great Bend Daily from April 12 in 1961.


The familytree of Yuri Gagarin can be found at here at Geni.com

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Moving and starting over

Today I am starting my Swedish blog kusinlinda.se. I have been working on it for quite some time, learning WordPress, trying to find a theme I like and so on. I will continue to update this blog so I am not leaving, I will continue to blog here in English as well.

I started to blog sometime in 2001/2002 and I have had a couple of different blogs since then. Before I started to blog I had a couple of homepages, digging into htmlcoding. I first got in touch with The Net in the early 1990s when I was studying computer technology at a university college. After I finished my studies I moved back to my old hometown in the south of Sweden. A company started to provide internet connections and I got connected again. Pretty early I guess. I loved the world of internet. Now it is only as far away as the smartphone for most people.

In 2007 I started looking into genealogy and I was soooo hooked after only a couple of hours. Using modern technology to find information and then tell the story of someone that might be forgotten many, many years using creative visualisation is a combination that I really feel passionate about.

I will continue sharing stories from my research and hopefully inspire someone to find out information about your own family history.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve - 24 December 2014 Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories

Allt för Sverige - The big Swedish adventure Christmas special. Four Americans from the show get to come back to Sweden, met some relatives and learn more about Swedish Christmas traditions.





During December 2014 I will blog inspired by the blog prompts of Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories at Genabloggers.com.

The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.



I have also joined #blogg24, a blogchallenge to post a blogpost everyday started by Fredrik Pallin from December 1st until December 24.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The meaning of Christmas - 23 December 2014 Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories




During December 2014 I will blog inspired by the blog prompts of Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories at Genabloggers.com.

The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.



I have also joined #blogg24, a blogchallenge to post a blogpost everyday started by Fredrik Pallin from December 1st until December 24.