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Need Swedish help plz

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RStar Report 9 Dec 2012 14:58

Is anyone living in Sweden or familiar with Swedish research? I would really appreciate some advice/possible help. My grandfather was born in Sweden in 1928 and came to England around 1946. He died here in 1981, and his birth cert, passport and naturalisation records have been destroyed sadly. He didn't really talk about his past. Im hoping to get his birth cert re-issued as without that I cant get any further at all. All I know is that he was born as Valdis Valdeman (or Valderman) Krilovs and his parents were Aleksander & Annette Krilovs (her maiden name unknown). Aleksander was a naval captain who died at sea and Annette remarried to a man with the surname Swensson/Swenson, but unsure when. Valdis' name was changed to Waldis (the Swedish spelling, I believe the spelling Valdis was from Eastern Europe, as is the surname Krilovs). Moving to England, he called himself Walter. I've had no luck looking at Swedish navy sites. If anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it.


Pam Report 9 Dec 2012 15:53

There is some Swedish information on

under Continental Europe.


RStar Report 9 Dec 2012 16:14

I'll have a look, thankyou.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Dec 2012 16:29

You could see if there are any appropriate links here

Cyndis List is a useful gateway site for any number of countries


RStar Report 9 Dec 2012 16:31

Thanks, I haven't a clue where in Sweden he came from so that might be a starting point. Much appreciated.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Dec 2012 16:40

Rootsweb have message boards for Sweden

Have you seen this one?


RStar Report 19 Dec 2012 19:04

Will look now - thankyou.