Recently, through the excellent research by everyone’s FAB, we have been able to add more branches to ever growing Family Tree.
Betty was interested, as were we all, in the siblings and additional history of her mother’s (Lydia (Mattson) Swanson) mother, Anna (Brännbäck) who married Erik Victor Mattson. Recently she has been able to visit Signe (Engstrom) Havumaki, who is a cousin of Lydia.
She was able to scan some pictures of Ida Brännbäck, a sister of Anna. These two traveled together on their immigration to America:
Ship Record of Anna and Ida Brännbäck
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Anna’s sibling are Karl, Isak, Herman, Israel, Maria, Ida, Edward, Sofia, Karolena, and Johanna!
I have put together this Gallery of some of the pictures from that meeting, along with some others of the folks discussed:
I am patiently waiting at Portsmouth Transportation Center for the 8 AM bus to South Station for an extended family day in Boston visiting Mass Archives locations…We are to look for more records of our ancestors…
Don’t forget to check out the Tree.
Some more pics from the day are here : LINK ….we shall catalog and post our findings soon!
We recently received some images from Rune Boström…they are below. He was asked to help identify some photo’s by FAB (aka Aunt Betty). Rune has been amazing in his help! Thanks! There are many more that will be included here and the other Swanson Sites soon:
Keep them coming!
(To learn more about how to see these images best, see my last post)
Here is another great photo Betty sent in. It’s (L to R) Ingrid, Philip with Arlene on his lap, George, Phil and Ed), the 5 oldest siblings. The picture is circa 1941 or 1942. Hope we get more of these.