At last our dream have come through. Our website are made for you all who is
genealogy or will start with genealogy.
We hope to wake your interest for genealogy and maybe it will do that you
take care of the history about your great grandfather who left for the US. What happend
with his relativies
and who know, maybe you will travel to the US one day. (for you in the US ,
maybe you will travel
Ellisisland.se concentration is genealogy were we present interesting
the immigration station Elllis Island, genealogy and emigration. We also have a
website for you who may be interested in a visit to New York - you
will find it here:
www.ilovenewyork.se. New York is one of the cities that we have visited on
The city offers a lot, both for those who are interested in history and
| Who are we?
We are two sisters living in Goteborg, Sweden and we have always been interested in
genealogy and history.
Our interest started in school in the mid 80´s, then genealogy was a subject
field in school.
Our interest was woken by a teacher who told histories after histories about
that you can get and then we wanted to know about our relativies.
The year have passed and our interest have continued and gradually we have
done research in
different sides of our family and still we are far away from done! Genealogy
have given us a lot
of history about our ancestors and in the same time it have made that we
have tied new contacts
in our family. We have found old letters from "America" with sender
addresses that we searched
for on the internet - White Pages. (White Pages in the US - telephone
directory). We gave it a shot
and sent a letter to the same address and beliew that we got surprised that
they were still alive
and answered back to us. They became very happy, as we also did and this
resulted in many letters
back and forth and last summer (2005) we travelled the whole way to Montana
and visited our relativies. It was a marvelous experience.
Annika is a member of Marks Härads genealogy society.
Helen is a subscriber of Swedish American Genealogist.
Crofters and soldiers
Our family is not of any noble birth (not yet any way), we come from
peasants, crofters, soldiers
and ramblers etc. But some are saying that our great grandmother worked at
our kings castle in
Stockholm.. and she never told who the fader of her child was... maybe some
blue blood, this we will
have to do more research about.
Please write to us!
Ellisisland.se is far away from done. We will add information when we
have the time.
We gladly answer any questions you have, things you want to see at our
page, travel tip etc.
We can in the same time tell you that we are not able to answer you directly
on your questions
but will answer you as quickly as possible. Ellisisland.se is a project beside
our ordinary work.
Please contact us at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun at our website!
Helen and Annika