Monday, April 4, 2016

Little Frans Gustaf Carlsson Has Been Found

Sweden Household Examination Book - Lista AI 18, 1881 - 1885

I received an email from MyHeritage telling me that there were new record matches waiting for me to review. One of them caught my eye. It was a record match for my 1st cousin 3 times removed. Her name is Hulda Sofia Carlsson and she was born in Lista, Sodermanland, Sweden on 18 May 1883.

There were actually several record matches for me to review about Hulda. One of them was this Sweden Household Examination record at the top of this post. It lists her as a child in the household of her parents Carl Gustaf Carlsson and Anna Katarina Persdotter (my paternal 2nd great-granduncle and aunt). This specific record is for the time period between 1881-1885. 1

I noticed in this record that a son named Frans Gustaf was listed in the family as well. He's listed on line 8 and his name is crossed out. His death date is at the end of line 8 in the red box below.

Sweden Household Examination Book - Lista AI 18, 1881 - 1885

Frans was previously unknown to me. I didn't have him in my Legacy database. It turned out that FamilySearch did have him in their database, but didn't have any parents listed for him. I was able to attach him to his parents in FamilySearch and I added him to my database as well.

Little Frans Gustaf has been waiting a very long time to be found. He was only 5 months old when he passed away on 19 February 1885. He was born on 9 September 1884 in Gillberga, Sodermanland, Sweden. I'm so grateful I was able to find him.

Through further searching in the Sweden Household Examination Books for the family of my 2nd great-granduncle and aunt, Carl Gustaf Carlsson and Anna Katarina Persdotter, I was able to find another previously unknown to me daughter. I will share information about her in a future post.

Thanks for reading!


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1 "Sweden Household Examination Books, 1880 - 1920," database,, ( : accessed 2 April 2016), Huda Sofia Carlsson, Lista, Sodermanlands, Sweden, page 95; citing Book Lista AI 18, 1881 - 1885, image provide by ArkivDigital.


  1. Hurray! So exciting! I don't have a tree on MyHeritage, but this makes me think I need to do it. So many things to do and so little time!

    1. Yes, it really is so exciting to have been able to find little Frans. And having my tree on MyHeritage has been really helpful. I know what you mean about so much to do and so little time. I feel that way too. Not enough hours in the day. Sigh....

      Thanks for stopping by Michelle!




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