Thursday, January 2, 2014

Swedish Genealogy Research (Two Part Series)

Join the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania for a free two-part webinar on tracing your Swedish roots.  

Learn How to Trace Your Swedish Roots
Thursday, January 9th, 7 p.m. (EST)

Have Swedish roots and don't know how to get started? Researcher Kathy Meade will cover naming patterns, Swedish spellings, and how to locate parishes. The presentation will provide an overview of emigration records, passenger lists, census records, and church records, and how to locate and use these valuable resources.

Researching Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color Using ArkivDigital
Thursday, January 16th, 7 p.m. (EST)

Learn how to research your Swedish Heritage using ArkivDigital Online, an online service that provides access to newly photographed color images of Swedish historical records. This demonstration will familiarize you with the types of records that you will find on ArkivDigital including: the Swedish church books, estate inventories, military records, tax registers, passenger ship manifests, prison records and other types of records. You'll learn how to use ArkivDigital Online to view, browse and search within these records.

Kathy Meade is the North American representative for ArkivDigital AD AB, a company that offers online access to newly photographed images of Swedish historical records. Kathy has spent more than ten years giving presentations, writing articles and helping persons with Swedish genealogy. She serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago.  Kathy spent seven years living and working in Sweden and Norway where she learned to read both languages.

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