This is going to be a rather generic answer. By 1900, town and counties had
turned over the responsibility of issuing vital records to the states. You
can obtain VRs from either, but states tend to charge a lot more for VRs
($10-20) then towns. I believe New Sweden charges only $3 for each record.
They even have done some lookups for me for nothing. I do not remember the
address of either source but you can find both from this link:
Remember that when dealing with death records, the death info is real but
the birth info may not be. Birth info is typically provided by an
"informant." Some member of the family who came to verify the death. They
are generally distraught and provide only that info that they BELIEVE is
Hope that helped.
----- Original Message -----
From: "padrewind" <patti.white@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 2:45 PM
Subject: [maineswedishcolony] Historical Records
> Hello Everyone! I have been working on my mothers family line. My
> mothers Swedish roots leads me to New Sweden in search of a family
> that moved there in 1900. The family name is Stead. I have been in
> touch with a few members of this family. But some of the information
> on deceased relatives is not to be found.
> So my question to this group is who might have the burial records of
> your area? I have searched online on may sites with no historical
> records for your area to be found. It is very disappointing. Many
> websites for geneologist have volunteers for there community post
> cemetary records, war records, marriages, etc...
> Who would have access to records from 1900 on deaths? I am looking
> for information on Anna Charlotta Stead born 4/11/1860 in Sweden and
> her husband Teodor Frithiof Stedt born 8/6/1855 in Sweden. They died
> sometime between 1900 and 1920.
> Can anyone please help me with finding out when and where they were
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