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So, my mom setup a free Ancestry.com account which is good until March 22nd. After that it is really expensive to continue going. At this point to where I am in my family tree, we would have to pay for the maximum package to locate members of my family who are from Sweden. My mom’s side of the family is covered pretty well, all the way back to the 1400’s. Any Shackelford’s out there? Also found out I am related to Woody Guthrie and his son Arlo Guthrie on my mother’s side. On my father’s side I only got back to my great-grandmother until my dad told me about her sister, Gerda Ulrika Dahlberg, who unfortunately froze to death during the sinking of the Titanic. Fortunately because of that incident, it has helped me get back to my lineage in Sweden, but without shelling out $300 or so, I can’t get any further. Pretty cool that I now know the address to where my great grandmother (Signe M. Dahlberg Johnson) lived while working for Adlai Stevenson.

Now this is where you all come in. I would love to continue this and I found plenty of resources out there, but if any of you are family tree hackers, I would love input on how I should continue over the next couple of weeks. Is there software I should be using? Something I need to focus on or learn? My dad’s mother is of American Indian decent. So, ancestry.com doesn’t help much here, so if anyone knows how to proceed in possibly getting more information, let me know. I appreciate any and all help, so please, leave a comment. Thanks all!

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