Thank you so very much for your detailed response.I am just now starting serious research on my maternal side and am esp. grateful for your info about the Sweden forum (in English). My paternal side had been in N. Am. for over 300 yrs so that research was a bit easier. Charles & Amanda are in four of the Rockford, IL, censuses.Emigration appeared on census fairly close to the CD dates.Charles was b. 1 Dec 1866 & d. 15 Feb 1945.Amanda was b. 8 Aug 1871 & d. 13 Apr 1945The birth date is slightly off from the one you offered.Our record of emigration is 1884 (but that could have been remembered inaccurately). You provided a wealth of info which will serve as an excellent springboard.Again, many thanks for taking your time to help.