Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Alma Josefina Carlsson Has Been Found Too

In a previous post, I shared the exciting news that I found little Frans Gustaf Carlsson in a Sweden Household Examination Book. He was the son my 2nd great-granduncle and aunt, Carl Gustaf Carlsson and Anna Katarina Persdotter. I also mentioned in that post that I had also found a previously unknown to me daughter of Carl and Anna.

Today I'd like to share information about this daughter. Her name was Alma Josefina Carlsson.

I found her listed with her parents in this Sweden Household Examination Book from Lista, Sodermanland, Sweden for the years 1886 - 1890.1

Link to image above: Sweden Household Examination Book - Lista AI 19, 1886 - 1890

Here's a cropped view of the page.

Left side of page:

Right side of page:

This document gives us so much information. It states that Alma Josefina's birth date was 8 April 1887 and she was born in Lista, Sodermanland, Sweden.

Take a look at the line above Alma Josefina. Another sister named Alma is listed there - Alma Charlotta. Her name is crossed out, just like little Frans Gustaf Carlsson's name was crossed out in the document I shared in my previous post. This document states that Alma Charlotta was born on 23 December 1885 in Lista, Sodermanland, Sweden. It also states that she passed away on 2 October 1886 under the column "Dod."

I already had Alma Charlotta in my database, but not her sister Alma Josefina. So, this was a wonderful discovery for me.

I have found that it is very important to look through all of the years of the Sweden Household Examination Books for the families you are researching. They can contain a wealth of valuable information.

I was able to find my 2nd great-granduncle and aunt, Carl Gustaf Carlsson and Anna Katarina Persdotter, and their family in several Sweden Household Examination Books. In another one, I found additional information about Alma Josefina. I'll share that in a future post.

Thanks for reading!


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1 "Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920," database, ( : accessed 3 April 2016), Alma Josefina Carlsson, page 95; citing Lista, Sodermanlands, Sweden, Book Lista AI 19, 1886 - 1890, image provide by ArkivDigital.


  1. What an exciting discovery Jana! That poor little family though, losing children so young. It's a way too frequent story for so many of our ancestors.

    1. Yes, it must have been so heartbreaking for their family when those children passed away. So sad! And as you said, unfortunately an all too frequent occurrence for our ancestors.

  2. Great find. And so good that you can document them into your tree and their little lives are not lost to history.

    1. Thank you Raul! Yes, we need to remember these little ones.




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