September 25, 2016

Using Google Maps To Document Where Your Family Lived

I’ve written about this before, but I want to show you another example of my ancestor’s homes using family photos and documenting them with Google maps. This time it’s for my Emil John Moline family when they lived in St Paul, MN and will show you what the house looks like now. It’s changed a bit, but I think it’s because they closed in the front porch and made a smaller entrance door. The Google map photo is only two years old. When my Moline family lived there it was during the years 1895 to possibly around 1905.

moline st. paul house

1914 chelton ave st paul moline Isn’t it fun to find old buildings and know that your family lived there? Imagine Signe b. 1889, Elvin b. 1893 (my grandfather) and Gunnar Moline b.1894 being born in, or brought home to this house as newborns. It boggles the mind.

Here are some other articles I’ve written about the Moline family:

A Seattle Adventure With Mom

Preserving Past Family Home Locations With Google Street View

Railroad Service From Bordeaux To Seattle Connected With Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul and Pacific Line

Calling All Swedish Researchers!

My mother’s paternal and maternal grandparents all emigrated from Sweden to the United States in the late 1800’s. The Molines went to Minnesota, and the Nordgrens (or Larsons if they were listed under their original name) were in Iowa for a short time.

With the help of a Great Uncle who was a member of the LDS church, our Nordgren family has been traced back to their roots in Halland to the villages of Landa and Veddige. The Moline family were from Örebro. A friend of mine who also does Swedish research sent me the link below. If any of you have success using this link, please let me know!

SWEDISH GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS. An ongoing project by the ROTTER
(roots). People are listed by province, parish, last and first names, occupation, and who else is there. [Submitted by DChrisLewis3292 AT aol.com] http://www.genealogi.se/gravsten/

Be forewarned, this site is all in Swedish. Yah, shure, ya betcha!

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