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My great grandfather John F. Lindquist was born in Arvika, Sweden around 1869, and moved to the United States in the late 1800's. Looking for resources to help get in touch with relatives that still live in Sweden. I have a few names, but don't have many resources to find out how to contact them. Any ideas or assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please email at
Try this place: http://www.genealogi.se/roots/
It's the major forum for geneaology research in Sweden. There is also a research centre at the House of Emigrants museum in Växjö since many people emigrated from that region too (see my Växjö page for links) but since Arvika is in a more northern region, also with a lot of emigration during that period, I think the link above will help you more (that's not to say that Växjö is not interesting - it has exhibitions on the emigration process at that time.