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Swedish Genealogy Day - Researching Beyond Household Records

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

ASI's Swedish Genealogy Day - Sunday, April 30!

ASI welcomes the return of SwedGen, a group of Swedish genealogists specializing in research regarding Swedes who emigrated to the U.S.  SwedGen will lead a two back-to-back workshops covering introductory and advanced genealogy topics and providing individual private sessions.  These events are part of ASI’s 2017 programming related to Migration, Identity and Belonging.

Introduction to Swedish Genealogy

SwedGen teaches Swedish Genealogy basics that will help you start finding your Swedish ancestry and decide what factors to consider. For example, once you know your relative’s church parish, what is the next step? They will also demonstrate a case study using Arkiv Digital.

  $10 ASI members/$15 Non-members, per lecture

Researching Beyond Household Records

Sunday, April 30, 2 – 3 p.m.

Stay for the second part of the day and dig deeper into your Swedish story. SwedGen expands on the basics and shows you how to research using platforms beyond household records.

 $10 ASI members/$15 Non-members, per lecture

FULL - Individual Research Sessions*

Time slots available between 11 a.m - 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, but space is limited.

If you have already begun your research and need additional individual help, SwedGen is offering valuable one-on-one, 30-minute private sessions to help get your questions answered, decipher old Swedish records, find about additional resources and receive help in potentially reaching living relatives in Sweden. 

* To participate in the individual sessions, you must have already begun your genealogy research. IF you are looking for Swedish relatives, please bring everything you have found in U.S. records.

$15 ASI members/$20 Nonmembers, per individual session

Instructor/Presenter Bios:

SwedGen is an association of Swedish genealogists who are passionate the emigration of Swedes to the U.S. The group has taught genealogy programs all over the country. 

  • Anneli Andersson has worked for 25 years at Melleruds Museum & Genealogy Center in Mellerud in Dalsland, Sweden, and helped to develop the museum’s genealogy department. She is former Chairperson of the local genealogy society and has guided Americans to origin places in Dalsland.
  • Anna-Lena Hultman worked as a project manager for Sweden’s Genealogy Association and now has her own research cabin in Hössna. She has a special focus on emigrant research and has participated in all of SwedGen’s tours to the U.S.
  • Anna Lövgren has worked intensely with genealogy since the early 1990. She was on the Genealogy Association's board of directors and nominating committee, and has educated trainers and developed courses for beginners. Anna has also began exploring DNA research.
$10 ASI members / $15 Non-Members, per workshop



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