Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sports Center Saturday - Borås Grand Prix 1942

Among my grandfathers photos I found this one from Borås Grand Prix in 1942.

Borås Grand Prix 1942 - Photo by Erik Berlin

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Friday's Faces from the Past

Last weekend my local genealogy society celebrated its 30-year birthday.

On my to-do list was making place cards for the board members since we were to host a table or two each.

So, I wanted to make something more special than just an ordinary card and this is how they turned out:

How I did:

  • I bougt letters of cardboard at my local craftshop.
  • I printed out old photographs I had scanned on my computer. Cut them in the right sized and glued them onto the letter.
  • On the other side of the letter I glued paper with nice patterns, like scrapbooking paper. On one letter I also glued an copy of an old document. 
  • I used glitter glue to decorate, both around the letter and on the pictures.
  • I glued a nametag on the letter.
  • On the bottom I typed the date and the name of the person or persons in the picture.

At my table I had an L of course. In the picture was my grandmothers uncle Voldemar Verno (a blog post about him: ) which led to an discussion about doing genealogy in Estonia and cyrillic handwriting.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Treasure chest Thursday

My dad has been busy scanning old photos. Every other day when I talk with my parents there is another album that has been digitized. I love watching the photos on my computer or on my iPad, so easy to zoom in and look at details that is not as easy to notice when looking at the paper copies.

This picture is my great grandfather Nils Anton Berlin and is from 1937.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sympathy Saturday - Lighting candles at cemeteries in Sweden

At the Pet Cemetery in Helsingborg

Today,  November 1st is All Saints Day in Sweden. A lot of Swedes goes to a cemetery lighting candles. This year it is even possible to light a candle through a webpage at certain cemeteries.

It is really a beautiful sight to visit a cemetery this day when its gotten dark, lit candles everywhere and even the local pet cemetery is filled with candles.

Råå kyrkogård, Helsingborg.
Erik och Lilly Kvist

Kropp Cemetery

Kropp Cemetery