Hard to believe that over a month has passed since my last post.  I have been busy with the Church records at the Estonian and Latvian archives.  I had always thought that I was 1/8 Swedish from the Link family side.  But, it turns out that they come from Latvia (at least as far back as I have tracked).  That's probably what a lot of genealogists find; that family myths are either proven or not.
I have added several hundred names to both data files, more than doubling what Opa Heldt had done in the sixties.  I have image files for many of them and have started an Excel spreadsheet of direct ancestors to record what events I have records of, and which ones are missing.  Hopefully this will be helpful in narrowing down searches.  For the past month I have picked a family, then a country and then a town; and start scrolling through the records.  I use Zotero to save the sites and information, and then do  some editing before entering the data and media into FTM.  I will try to do a step by step of this procedure that seems to work very well for me, and post it either here or the website. I have many records that are in Russian and need to have these translated.