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    Anyone from Sweden in here?

    I hope this translates well, or that you know English....
    My dad is compiling a family tree and his research says his grandfather grew up near Aseda, Smaland in Sweden.
    I can find Aseda on the map, but I'm looking for either a lake or possibly a Provence called 'Melin'. Anyone know of a landmark by that name?

    Thanks.

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    Yar, im Sphen from Melin Sweden, how can i help you?
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    What I saw a reply so fast I was like
    Then I saw it was from you, and I was like
    Nice try

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    Yar sorry, i just typing from my wooden sauna, just throwing water on da lil hot rocks and eating a big swedish sausage covered in da swiss cheese....
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Yar sorry, i just typing from my wooden sauna,
    Swedes don't call it sauna...

    Melin is a very common Swedish family name.

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    Cool, thanks for the reply.

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    Don't know if you've solved this yet but I've just registered since I feel obligated to tell you. I'm born and raised roughly 40 km's away in a city called "Vetlanda".

    You've been fooled by the funky stuff of the swedish language. The town you're looking for is named "Åseda". An a with a dot above it. Pronounced kinda like "oh", so "oh-seda". Anyway, enough about this.

    Tried to post a link to google maps but since I didn't have 10 posts I wasn't allowed to. So go to google maps and search for this (copy paste) "Åseda, Sweden".

    PS. Even "Småland" has one of those stupid a's with a dot over it.

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    Thanks for registering to do this and the info.
    I can locate Åseda, just not any landmarks or geographic feature with the name Melin attached to it. That is what I'm looking for, the Melin part.
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    I think you should look into what Melin comes from in your case. The typical response from any swede here is that it's probably a surname or family name. It's also a common one at that.

    I don't know what information you have or anything but I don't think Melin is a location or landmark, it's probably a name.

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    Cool, thanks!

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    No problem. Good luck!

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    Maybe someone riding in Stocholm-Sweeden?

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