Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Ragu Challenge: Johan Olson Ringquist Birth

One of the genealogy blogs I follow closely is Dear Myrtle. Her tips and pointers are always clear and helpful although I have not embraced the video bandwagon. I started this blog partially to enter The Ragu Challenge which is practice for making persuasive arguments about family history events (not to mention citing my sources without the aid of a "fill in the blank" program). Perhaps as a side-benefit some cousin will find this blog and help me research my Swedish roots!

1 Event

Johan Olsson Ringquist, my 2nd-great grandfather. was born on 10 December 1874 in the parish of Ivetofta, Kristianstad, Sweden.

2 Paragraphs

Johan first appears in the parish birth record for Ifvetofta, Kristianstad, Sweden with a recorded birth date of 10 December, 1874[1]. The informant for this record is likely either Johan's mother or one of the witnesses listed in the record. The household examination of Nr. 2, Gualöv Parish from 1892-1899 asserts that Johan Olson Ringquist was born on 74/10/12 (year, day, month) in Ifvetofta[2]. In 1908, Johan filed a naturalization petition at the District Court in Eddy County, North Dakota and asserted that his birth date was the 10th day of December, 1874, also in Ifvetofta, Sweden[3].

From this evidence, we can conclude that Johan Olsson Ringquist was born in Ivetofta Parish, Kristianstad County, Sweden in 10 December, 1874. All three documents are original records (including the petition for naturalization which is noted as being original and not a record copy) and the birth record was likely informed by a first-hand witness to the birth.

[1] Ivetofta Parish (Kristianstad County, Sweden), Födelse och Dopbok [Births and Baptisms Book], 1861-1879, vol. CI:7, p. 131, Johan, födelse 10 Dec 1874; digital images, Swedish Genealogy - ArkivDigital (http://www.arkivdigital.net : downloaded 16 Mar 2014).
[2] Gualöv Parish (Kristianstad County, Sweden), Husförhörslängder [Clerical Survey], 1892-1899, vol. AI:10, p. 12, line 23, Johan Olsson Ringqvist; digital images, Swedish Genealogy - ArkivDigital (http://www.arkivdigital.net : downloaded 16 Mar 2014).
[3] Eddy County, North Dakota, District Court Naturalization Records, vol. P-9, p. 52; photocopy provided by the State Archives of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismark, ND.

3 Sources

Eddy County, North Dakota. District Court Naturalization Records. State Archives of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Bismark, ND.

Gualöv Parish (Kristianstad County, Sweden). Husförhörslängder [Clerical Survey], 1892-1899. Digital images. Swedish Genealogy - ArkivDigital, http://www.arkivdigital.net : 2014.

Ivetofta Parish (Kristianstad County, Sweden). Födelse och Dopbok [Births and Baptisms Book], 1861-1879. Digital images. Swedish Genealogy - ArkivDigital, http://www.arkivdigital.net : 2014.

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