Genealogy

Descendants to some settlers in Västerbotten

The maps illustrates the impact of the “Örträsk Finns” on the interior of Västerbotten by three maps showing how their descendants spread. It is based on the database Kråken (http://www.xn--krken-nra.se/kr%C3%A5ken/) which is not compleatly finished for all of Västerbotten but it can anyway give a rough picture of how they spread over the land. For illustration three of the founding fathers are used namely: Johan Philipsson Hilduinen ca 1620-1697 Mårten Hindersson ca 1625-1697 Erik ca 1640 only known from his two sons Erik and Håkan The first map shows the proportion of the persons born 1890-1930 who descend from them.

Håkans Farm

Visited again the old settlements of some of my forefathers. The house on the picture is standing on the place where Erik Ersson (b. ca. 1669) helped his brother Håkan (b. ca. 1670) to start a farm in Örträsk in 1706. It has not been properly dated but might be from around 1750. (Green dot on the map) The memorial stone over Helena Larsdotter (b. 1635) and Mats Hindersson (b.

Branch Q-Y45428 of Q-L804

Here is a more detailed view of the North Swedish subbranch Q-Y45428 of Q-L804. All nine boxes at the bottom are kits tested at ftDNA and verified by “paper research”. Of the nine kits, eight can be followed to Erik, the father of Erik Ersson (6 kits) and Håkan Ersson (2 kits). Erik has made a big contribution to the population of Västerbotten and probably most people in the region can find him on their pedigree.

Rh-negativ förbannelsen

(English summary: Link to a paper showing that the Rh-negative blood type stod for a big part of stillbirths and infant mortality clustering within families in Skellefteå.) När jag har släktforskat på Skellefteå släkter har jag märkt att det verkar som att det vilar en förbannelse över vissa familjer genom att en stor del av deras barn var dödfödda eller dog strax efter födseln. Skellefteå har även en mycket stor andel som har blodgrupp Rh-negativ.

Sursill-Arctophilacius + A DNA puzzle

This is my link back to the big Sursill, Arctophilacius and Calamnius family. The link is not yet confirmed by DNA as there are two conflicting DNA tests of the paternal lines from Petrus Arctophilacius at present. See more about this family at: http://www.sursill.net/ http://www.calamnius.fi/

Pedigree

My pedigree. A lot of inbreeding going on in Västerbotten due to the rapid increase in the population from a small founding population. The part from Leksand, Dalarna has on the other hand very little inbreeding.

Mikael Mikaelssons Decendants

Some of Mikael Mikaelssons (Mickel Mickels’n, Gamm-Mickel) decendents that remaind in the area. He had 29 children in 2 marriages. Rapid increase in decendants and a lot of inbreeding in the following generations. Mikael Mikaelssons farfarsfar (Great grandfather) was Erik Ersson.

Gammelhemmet (Old home)

Today I visited the ruins of Erik Erssons farm in Knaften. Erik is my grandfather 9 generations back. He is confirmed to belong to the haplogroup Q-L804 by 5 kits decending from him and one from his brother Håkan Ersson. Its the blue area “Gammelhemmet” on the map. The blue line is a water canal to get water to the farm. Picture of where the house stod: Picture of the canal:

Joan Blaeu Atlas Maior 1662

English summary: Left blue-shaded area “Hersesio” = Herses lake? Right blue-shaded area “Terminus Regii Helsingici” = Hälsinglands old border. När jag kollade på gamla kartor hittade jag det intressanta namnet “Heresio” vid Bureälv strax söder om Skellefteå (vänstra blå-skuggade området). Det skulle kunna vara en syftning på någon “Herse” som förekommer i Bureätten, alltså Herses-sjö. Det finns ju i områder andra namn som troligen har anknytning till Bureätten som Falmark. Hittar ingen motsvarighet på moderna kartor men kanske kan det vara Bursjön nära Bureälvens utlopp som bytt namn.

Mårdberget

View over a part of Örträsket and Mårdberget (English: Marten mountain, Local dialect: Malberget) from Västra Örträsk. Mårdberget has given name to Mårdbergets lappskatteland. There is supposed to be rock carvings on top of it but I did not find them now. Below some maps over Mårdbergets lappskatteland from: “Lappskattelanden på Geddas karta : Umeå lappmark från 1671 till 1900-talets början” by Gudrun Norstedt which I highly recommend reading.