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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Re Swedish Ships to Newfoundland

Arlene asks:
Re Swedish Ships to Newfoundland. I am researching a Nils Nelson , a native of Sweden , born circa 1853. Nils was a sailor. Nils was married in St. John's Newfoundland in 1879 at St. Thomas's Church to an Elizabeth Frampton . Nils died a few years (3-4) after their marriage . How would I go about
searching to find out more about Nils ? I no nothing more than Nils was called Nickloas .

Olive Tree Answer: Arlene, It wasn't clear to me exactly WHAT you want to know about Nils - his arrival on a ship? His life while he was married? More about his death?

Since I'm not sure what you are specifically hoping to find, here are a few general suggestions:

You may want to have a look at Finding Ancestors on Ships Passenger Lists to Newfoundland. If your Nils was a sailor you may find you need crews' lists rather than actual passenger lists.

Have you gone to Newfoundland GenWeb to find out what types of genealogy records exist for Newfoundland in the time period you need?

Those would be the first two places I would try. Best of luck!

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