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.
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.
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:
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.