My Ancestors place.

Goathouse - The goathouse at My Ancestors place.
@matte5 (1913)
Sweden
October 7, 2007 12:09pm CST
This wekend I was wisiting a place that I hawe never been to before. In the begining of the year 1612 was a Ancestors of mine moved to this place with his wife and 2 children and 3 goats its only the goat house left but it was with a strange feling I walk around there and take some photos of the goathouse. I cold find where the small timber cabin has been standing. There was Ancestors on mine living in this place to the end of 1800 they think they move from there in 1897 or 1898 to the place where my father is born so the last who lived there was my grand father. Today its a road almost there and its use of what in Sweden called Samer (Laplander) and they only live there in the summer.
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11 responses
• United States
7 Oct 07
That is wonderful that you got to see the place where your ancestors lived.It is so great that there are places that are left the way it was years and years ago. Here in the States you could find the place where your ancestor once lived but there would be a Walmart there or a parking lot.
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@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
7 Oct 07
Hello. Yes its sad when its like that you hawe in the states, this place is far up in the mountin so it will never hapend there.
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• United States
8 Oct 07
That's good. You can take your family members , especially the young ones , to the place.Fantastic.
• China
8 Oct 07
Hi matte5!Its nice to see your discussion again.I am amazed that you cound find the place of your ancestors.For me,it seems 'misson impossible'.I guess you have very complicated feeling when you walked around the house,right?Anyway,its a great picture as always.Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
8 Oct 07
Hello monica. Yes it was a amazing feling to walk on the land that my ancestors has been walking on it was not so hard to find this place when I knowe where it was, and I hawe a frend who is lapplander and he knowes the exact spot.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
7 Oct 07
I enjoyed that photo. It was very quaint and it reminded me of a house that one of my grandmothers grew up in. They called it the Old Homeplace. Thank you for sharing the history of the goathouse and a little about your ancestors.
@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
8 Oct 07
Hello flight. I like the place up in the mountin where it is it was a loveley place and I think its fantastic that this old house is still standing with some sall trees growing in the roof.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
7 Oct 07
Wow, that is amazing that you have that information to know about this goat house and you can even go and visit it. I'm happy for you to be able to be at the same place where your father was born. Thanks for the great photo. I didn't know what a goat house was.
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@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
7 Oct 07
Hello OURDEW. Yes I think that to and my ancestors was so por that they dont hawe the money to buy a cow and not so mutch land that they could feed it in the winter so they hawe this goats instead. They get some milk from them.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
7 Oct 07
Wow cool stuff Matte. Thanks for the photo, I really like it. And thanks for sharing this info with us.
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@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
7 Oct 07
Hello. I think its intresting to find out things like this. One of my houses where i live is from 1710 and its some history in that to.
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@gwendovere (1283)
• United States
7 Oct 07
That's so neat! I would love to find out more about my ancestors, as well. :)
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
20 Oct 07
I think finding out about your roots and your history is fantastic. It is great that were able to stand on the very ground your family worked so many hundreds of years ago. It must have felt quite thrilling and strange at the same time! Thanks for sharing that with us mylotters!
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@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
22 Oct 07
Thanks alot.and it was nice to go there and seethis old house.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
8 Oct 07
Wow, that sounds like a really neat experience! Congratulations on getting to visit such a place! I've always wanted to see the places in Ireland that my great-grandmother talks about from when she was a child, before she moved to the United States. I've seen most of the landmarks from my other side of the family, since they were Native American, but I have yet to get to Ireland to experience that part of my heritage, which is funny because my religion comes from there. I hope someday I get to have an experience like yours!
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@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
8 Oct 07
Hello. Its wery nice to see the place where my ancestors lived for so many years ago and that they could live in a place like this and what a hard live it must hawe been.
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@Sheribabe (446)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Thanks for sharing. It sounds amazing. You must have been in awe to be able to experience all that you knew people before you have... I know I would have been. Those times have lasting memories and I'm sure you will always cherish them.
@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
8 Oct 07
Hello. Yes I will do that and I will take my kids there to.
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
8 Oct 07
Wow Matte, thanks for all the valuable info provided about your ansestors, the way of living they've had, and what is there now. It must have been a strange feeling while dwelling there for you. Sounds like a tale, and very informative for all of us here. Great shot of the goathouse too, and I rated it and left a comment too. TheFortunes
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@matte5 (1913)
• Sweden
8 Oct 07
Hello. I knowe it was a hard way to live no neigbourgs from the begining and only the forest arond and a lake so the first year they hawe to live on fishing and hunting then they hawe some small land to growe potato and some more in.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
12 Oct 07
very nice matte,thats so great you are able to go there to visit and learn all that stuff about your ancestors,thats really cool.great picture my friend.have a great weekend.pattie
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