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Smed / Blacksmith project , is based on the project started in Sweden by the same name. there is today,over 190 000 Blacksmiths in the project on cd.

the Swedish Blacksmiths,are also linked to the Vallons. and is known to have moved around in Scandinavia,and also over the pond to America.

help is wanted,to this great task !



"Hülphers Genealogier"


to those with Bjurstrøm / Biurstrom / Bjurström ancestors : a book to look for,at the antuiqe shops :

Author : Bjurström, Gustaf m.fl. Title : Bäcke-boken. Description: Historik från en socken på Dal. Utgiven av Bäckefors Hembygdsförening. Uddevalla (1977). 4:o. Illustrerad. 584 s. Förlagets dekorerade imiterade skinnband. Eftersättsblad med ett par mindre märken efter tejp. 27,5 x 21 cm.


the Houlder family,came to Sweden in 1830 from England.

several moved then from Sweden in the 1850s to Norway,were some went over the pond to America.