Saturday, July 9, 2011

My 31-day genealogy challenge - Day 1

Starting yesterday, Im trying to do a 31-day genealogy challange. For 31 days Im going to try to at least one genealogy / familyhistory reseach releated thing everyday. To make it harder, it has to be something different everyday or else it wouldnt be a challange I think... ;).

Yesterday, Friday 8 of July we were at the library in Helsingborg looking into old papers (Helsingborgs Dagblad) from the end of 1800 and beginning of 1900 about happenings in Kropp. A few weeks ago we looked into the deathbooks of Kropp and found some stuff we wanted to look up. Out of the four we were looking for, we found more information about two. Think that is good.

First one we looked at was about two young women, Elna Kristina Magnusson, 21 year and Klara Sofia Johansson, 24 year who died on the same day and it said accident in the records on the 19th of December in 1888. So, seems like they made up a fire in the tileoven before going to bed and they died due to poisongas coming into the room.
Article about the two young ones who
died in thier sleep.

Second one was a man we think might have lived in our house. His name was Anders Nilsson and it said he died due to crushing his kidney when he fell of a bike. He died on November 6 in 1907. We didnt find any article confirming what was in the records, but we found his obituary.

Anders Nilsson obituary

Day 1 challenge completed:
* Searching for info in old papers about happenings in Kropp

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