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Swedish Genealogy Weekend featuring SwedGen

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 3:00pm

SwedGen from Sweden leads ASI's Swedish Genealogy Weekend!

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. SwedGen will cover both introductory and advanced topics, as well as one-on-one private sessions.

Saturday, May 12:

  • Introduction to Swedish Genealogy, 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Researching Beyond Household Records, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Swedish Online Resources, 2 - 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 13:

  • Individual Research Sessions, 30-minute intervals throughout the day
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.
Cost: $10 ASI members / $15 non-members
Interested in further exploration of 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.
Cost: $10 ASI members / $15 non-members
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.
Cost: $10 ASI members / $15 non-members
SwedGen will also 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. Sessions MUST be scheduled and paid for in advance. 
* 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.
Cost: $15 ASI members / $20 non-members. To register, please call the ASI main desk at 612-871-4907 and ask for Liz Stopka. 
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.
  • Charlotte Börjesson has been a board member of the DIS association and is currently active as a DISBYT representative. She is also the district culture leader for Vasa Order of America, Northern Sweden. She has been doing family history for 20 years and participated in SwedGen tours since 2002.
  • 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 1990s. 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


For information, call 612-871-4907

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