- Hardcover: 345 pages
- Publisher: Everton Pub; Revised edition (June 1995)
- ISBN-10: 9996668886
- ISBN-13: 978-9996668883
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,007,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What I want to let potential buyers know is that the current edition of this book (2002) is a sloppy reprint of the 30 year old original. Putting the two books side by side, I had first thought that only the typeface and binding had been updated, to make it appear new. There is no admission anywhere in the book, copyright notice, preface, frontspiece or otherwise that acknowledges that this is a reprinted edition.
After completely reading this reprint I did notice a few mentions of material made public in the 1990's. In the biblography, there are recent articles included that couldn't possibly have been source material for the pertinent sections of this book.
There is no indication of who added the new material. Was it author, editor or publisher? None of the original material appears to have been altered, thank goodness. What would have been better would have been an acknowledged reprint of the old edition with a new preface covering the release of new source material and a new bibliography/appendix.
Another problem is that the book does not cover ANY online material, databases, organizations or otherwise. Sweden is home to the oldest genealogy organization on the net, DISBYT, founded in 1981. DISBYT is also bilingual; Swedish/English and is essential to anyone online interested in his/her Swedish roots.
It does not cover Swedish census records and parish records available online.Read more ›
For over 25 years my copy has remained in my office within arms reach and continues to serve as a ready reference to such things as parish listings, archive addresses, maps, feast days, etc. It is the first reference work I use to introduce the process of Swedish research to newcomers at the local FHC. Based on observable outstanding results, this book fulfills its stated purpose.
Written by a respected BYU professor, the book provides a solid knowledge foundation and is a "must-have" for beginning Swedish genealogy researchers who are serious about doing it for themselves. Current edition is 345 pages of single column text on a non-reflective white stock paper. The book provides several illustrations and tables and the chosen font size and style contribute to reading pleasure.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great resource for anyone doing genealogy research in SwedenPublished 12 months ago by Diana Werner
Great general background on Swedish naming conventions, abbreviations, spellings, document interpretation, etc. An essential guide for genealogists.Published 13 months ago by Deborah Leenutaphong
I carry it with me all the time. It has so much vital information for the genealogist that just isn't handy elsewhere.Published 21 months ago by Janet Pschak
I have found much needed information. Origin of names, the language, county and farms, were really interesting as that was the information I needed.Published 21 months ago by Linda Cummings
Cradled in Sweden is an excellent book! It is full of pertinent information for genealogy and general information pertaining to Sweden.Published 21 months ago by Nancy Gillette
This book is a wealth of information for someone learning how to do Swedish genealogy research and who does not have a working knowledge of the Swedish language. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Gary G. Anderson
I have been very pleased with this book. It will be helpful in my rearch for family records in Sweden.Published 23 months ago by Ruth
It is exactly what I wanted and at such a reasonable price. My original book was lost and I had no hopes of finding one.
Here you had it.
I liked that it explained why Swedish people changed their names, Why some even male family members have different surnames. Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by Carol Paulson