I got two emails in two consecutive days from fellow genealogists who had stumbled across my blog. One was interested in an old letter that my ancestor had received, another shared old letters that my ancestors had sent.
An announcement about new records on Ancestry.com caught my eye today – records from the Evangelical Covenant Church.
I’ve been trying mightily to push my Fraser lines farther back in time, especially trying to corroborate some tantalizing Highlands connections suggested by DNA testing. Unfortunately, I’ve reached the limits of my searching ability.
After yesterday’s post about the church records in Waverly, I started entering some basic facts about Uncle Carl Rudeen and his descendants into my genealogy software (a long-overdue task). Some details about his grandson Arvid Samuelson came to light and I am in awe!
The church books from the Bethlehem Covenant Church in Waverly give some clues about the origins and migration of many of the first Swedish immigrant families in southern Saunders and northern Lancaster counties in Nebraska.