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Stockholm May 2013

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Vancouver, Canada
posts: 3
Stockholm May 2013

Seniors travelling to Stockholm for 5 days in early May. Interested in woodcarving of Swedish artisans and artworks. We would like to visit places where there are not too many crowds or noisy atmospheres. Great grandparents came from Sweden, but haven't had any luck in tracing the family. Looking forward to seeing this beautiful country.

Stockholm, Sweden
posts: 561
reviews: 50
1. Re: Stockholm May 2013

There are usually many tourists at Skansen but it's still not noisy or crowded. Skansen is a great place to visit if you want to learn about Swedish traditions and see how people used to live in Sweden. It's also a Zoo where you can see typical Swedish animals such as moose, reindeer, lynx etc.

http://www.skansen.se/en/

Another place that might be nice to visit, and is only a short trip away with a ferry is Fjäderholmarna. fjaderholmarna.se/english/start.4.1a2467a10a…

It's one of the closest islands in the Stockholm archipelago.

Vancouver, Canada
posts: 3
2. Re: Stockholm May 2013

Thankyou for the information. Can you recommend any woodcarvers or events that are open during this time of year?

Stockholm, Sweden
posts: 561
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3. Re: Stockholm May 2013

You might be able to see wood carving at Skansen, and there's also a wood artist at Fjäderholmarna.

The web page where you can see what activities that they have when you visit Skansen can be seen here:

http://www.skansen.se/en/kalendarium

Look for Furniture Factory.

(Swedish page for Skansen where you can see some images of what they do there)

http://www.skansen.se/grid/hantverk-slojd

The web page for the wood artist is:

http://www.pmywoodartist.se/

The Vasa ship might be something that you'd like to see if you want to watch carvings. The ship has about 500 carvings on it.

Stockholm, Sweden
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reviews: 102
4. Re: Stockholm May 2013

If you have their Swedish names (not anglofied) you might want to visit Riksarkivet (State/National Archive) where you can do some looking into your relatives no matter what part of Sweden they were from.

Basically all information about registered births, mariages, deaths etc (dating back to the late 1600's when the Royal Castle in Sthlm burnt to the ground) can be found there.

Also, MyHeritage is a good sight for tracking family lines.

Vancouver, Canada
posts: 3
5. Re: Stockholm May 2013

Thanks, I will check with them.

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