Monday, January 01, 2007
Fair play to the Other Side of the Family
These are my mother's grandparents - Karl and Maja Lisa Till-Olson Eld-Andersson, originally from Bolstad, Dahlsland, Sweden, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1880, for my great-grandfather and followed in 1881 by my great-grandmother and their five oldest children
The church is the Lutheran Church in Bolstad where they had been members until they immigrated to this country. A lady in Sweden who does family tree research sent me this photo of the church along with records from which I was able then to trace my roots on this side of my family back to the early 1600's. Needless to say, I was astounded to receive records that far back in time for these ancestors who were, as the old saying would aptly apply here, "As poor as church mice!"
Just absolutely incredible, isn't it?