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Swedish Genealogy featuring SwedGen – Group Lectures

Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

We are excited to welcome back SwedGen to help us discover more of the Swedish migration story. This group of Swedish genealogists specializes in emigrant research and has a particular interest in the Swedes who emigrated to the U.S. In these two days of programming, SwedGen will cover both introductory and advanced topics, as well as 1-on-1 private sessions. See below for program descriptions, a breakdown of the weekend’s events and registration information.

September 28, 12-4 p.m. – Individual Research Sessions*

SwedGen will conduct individual research help in 30 minute sessions. In these private sessions, registrants will meet one-on-one with a researcher who can provide help with research questions, provide ideas for additional resources, and give insight into how to get in touch with living relatives in Sweden.

*In order to participate in these sessions, you must have already begun your genealogy research. Need help deciphering some of the old Swedish records? If registrants wish to receive help in finding relatives in Sweden, they must come with everything they have found in U.S. records. 

$15 ASI members / $20 non-members per individual session. Sessions MUST be scheduled and paid for in advance. Please contact Liz Stopka at 612-870-3372 to register for an individual session.

Sunday, September 29 – Click on each lecture link to register

11 a.m. – Swedish Genealogy: How to Start

Discover the basics of Swedish Genealogy with this hour-long lecture. Topics covered include: How to start finding your Swedish ancestry and what components to consider, once you know your relative’s parish – where to proceed from there?  There will be a case study example using Arkiv Digital.

12:15 p.m. – Researching Beyond Household Records

Interested in digging a little deeper into your Swedish story? This hour-long lecture expands on the basics and will provide you with the means to research on platforms outside of the Household Records.

1:30 p.m. – Swedish Online Resources

Learn to dig a little deeper into Swedish records with DISBYT, a database created by DIS genealogy society members. This lecture will also include tutorials on EmiWeb; covering migration to and from Scandinavia, as well as SVAR - The National Archives collection and databases.

2:45 p.m. – Finding your Family on Historical Maps of Sweden

Sweden has great collection of historical maps available online. During the lecture, you will learn how you can find the exact locations where your ancestors lived through these maps.   

$10 ASI members / $15 non-members per lecture


For information, call 612-871-4907

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