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Sue Yates
21-11-06, 04:57
Hi all I was wondering if someone can help me please. My GG Grandfather Charles Eric Linquist ( without a d ) came from Finland he was born in 1853 & about 1877 came to Australia. I would like to know what his parents names are & if he had any siblings.Any info would be a great help.

Thanks Sue :)

Hasse Andtbacka
21-11-06, 05:33
The name Linqvist is rare, in use in late 1800 almost only in the Nykarleby area. Maybe you have to start from there.
On this forum are good genealogists with knowledge of this area, maybe Alf Blomqvist can help you?

Hasse Andtbacka

Sue Yates
21-11-06, 07:03
Hi Hasse
Thanks for that info BUT the name is Linqu ist & not Linqv ist any info on that spelling on LinqUist


Hasse Andtbacka
21-11-06, 07:15
A Linquist spelling in an English speaking country will probably have been Linqvist in Finland.

Hasse A

Sue Yates
21-11-06, 07:18
Thanks Hasse


Art Fors
21-11-06, 17:33
Hello Sue,

I found your gg grandfather, Charles Eric Linquist listed on OneWorldTree at Ancestry.com. See below.

Charles Eric Linquist
Born: Sweden
Died: 15 Aug 1939
Marriage: 7 May 1879
Spouse: Elizabeth Ellen Reeves
Born: 29 Apr 1858
Died: 13 Feb 1918 in Dungog, New South Wales, Australia


Art Fors
22-11-06, 00:51
Hello Sue,

This is what I found from the Institute of Migration website. Now we know that your gg grandfather was born in Turku and as Hasse Andtbacka mentioned his surname was Lindqvist.

Detailed information (Australian Finns)

Last name: Lindqvist
First names: Charles
Naturalization: 1885/9/361
Date of birth: 1853
Birth place: Turku
Birth province: Turun ja Porinl.
Date of arrival to Australia: 1877
Marital status -
Wife/husband -
Address in Australia: N.S.W.
Occupation in Australia: Master mariner


Sue Yates
22-11-06, 01:53
Thanks Art
The one in Ancestry is from me I'm under the name of Corry Family Tree. Is there anything for Charles parents name or for any siblings if any.

Sue :)

Art Fors
22-11-06, 04:32
Hello Sue,

I tried searching for birth records at HisKi for Charles Eric Lindqvist at Åbo svenska församling (Turku) but unfortunately these records are only available up to the year 1850. Charles was born 1853.

I have attached a list of all the marriages at this parish with Lindqvist as the man's surname. Maybe one of these couples are Charles' parents?