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Our Genealogy Helper for New Sweden ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about New Sweden (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for New Sweden. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

New Sweden is located in Aroostook County.

To see how the shape of Maine's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Aroostook County: Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset & Washington.

Below are the counties that are near New Sweden. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to New Sweden:

  • Aroostook County     (The home county of New Sweden)
    • North Lyndon [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lyndon
      • North Lyndon [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of New Sweden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lyndon
    • Barretts [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barretts
      • Barretts [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barretts
    • Westmanland [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westmanland
      • Westmanland [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of New Sweden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westmanland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westmanland
    • Stockholm [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockholm
      • Stockholm [Aroostook County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of New Sweden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockholm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockholm<3>
    • Perham [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perham
      • Perham [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of New Sweden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 364 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perham<3>
    • Caribou [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
      • Caribou [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou<3>
    • Washburn [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of New Sweden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<3>
    • Grimes Mill [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimes Mill
      • Grimes Mill [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimes Mill
    • Hurd [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurd
      • Hurd [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurd
    • McGraw [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGraw
      • McGraw [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • McGraw has also been known as:
      • McGraw Siding
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGraw
    • Somers Corner [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somers Corner
      • Somers Corner [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somers Corner
    • Cyr Plantation [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cyr Plantation
      • Cyr Plantation [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of New Sweden
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cyr Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyr Plantation

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to New Sweden, see our County-by-County Page for New Sweden.

Newspapers Published in New Sweden ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Sweden.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Sweden, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Sweden.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to New Sweden:

  • Genealogy information for nearby counties
  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maine
    • Stories from New Brunswick

Cemeteries Near New Sweden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Sweden.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for New Sweden covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Williams Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Family Cemetery
  • Capitol Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Capitol Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Capitol Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol Hill Cemetery
  • Johnson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Cemetery
  • Nilsen Ackerson Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nilsen Ackerson Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nilsen Ackerson Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nilsen Ackerson Family Cemetery
  • West Road Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Road Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Road Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Road Cemetery
  • Jemtland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jemtland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jemtland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemtland Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Westmanland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Westmanland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Westmanland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westmanland Cemetery
    • Hedman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hedman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hedman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedman Cemetery
    • Woodland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Cemetery
    • West Jemtland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Jemtland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Jemtland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jemtland Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • New Holy Rosary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Holy Rosary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Holy Rosary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Holy Rosary Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of New Sweden.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • First St. Theresa Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the First St. Theresa Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the First St. Theresa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • First St. Theresa Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of New Sweden.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on First St. Theresa Cemetery
    • St. Theresas Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Theresas Catholic Cemetery
      • The St. Theresas Catholic Cemetery is located outside and to the south of Stockholm.Stated another way, St. Theresas Catholic Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of New Sweden.
      • St. Theresas Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Theresa Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Theresas Catholic Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1967632<4>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that New Sweden had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, New Sweden had a population of 563 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from New Sweden, with the one closest to New Sweden listed first.

  • New Sweden [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sweden
    • New Sweden [Aroostook County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 563 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Sweden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sweden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sweden<3>
  • Jemtland [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemtland
    • Jemtland [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of New Sweden
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jemtland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jemtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemtland
  • North Lyndon [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Lyndon
    • North Lyndon [Aroostook County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of New Sweden
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Lyndon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Lyndon
  • Acadia [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acadia
    • Acadia [Aroostook County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of New Sweden
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acadia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acadia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acadia
  • Perham [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perham
    • Perham [Aroostook County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of New Sweden
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 364 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Perham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perham<3>
  • Caribou [Aroostook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou
    • Caribou [Aroostook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,800 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,622 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Caribou had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caribou<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Washburn [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washburn
      • Washburn [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of New Sweden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washburn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washburn<3>
    • Hurd [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurd
      • Hurd [Aroostook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hurd had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurd
    • East Lyndon [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lyndon
      • East Lyndon [Aroostook County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Lyndon had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyndon
    • Roberts [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roberts
      • Roberts [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roberts had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roberts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberts
    • Caswell [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caswell
      • Caswell [Aroostook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of New Sweden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 281 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Caswell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caswell
    • Limestone [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
      • Limestone [Aroostook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of New Sweden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,164 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Limestone had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<3>
    • Parkhurst [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhurst
      • Parkhurst [Aroostook County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parkhurst had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhurst
    • Castle Hill [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Hill
      • Castle Hill [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of New Sweden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Castle Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Hill
    • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Fairfield
      • Fort Fairfield [Aroostook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of New Sweden
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,500 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,278 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Fairfield had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Fairfield<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around New Sweden. See our List of 1890's Communities around New Sweden.

Mentions & References for New Sweden

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Sweden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Aroostook County: www.aroostook.me.us/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Sweden) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Sweden. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New SwedenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Sweden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9417, Longitude: -68.1206       In this case, the coordinates for New Sweden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New Sweden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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