Saturday, September 6, 2014

SwedGen Tour 2014 - Swedish Genealogy Workshop


Have you hit a brick wall in your Swedish family history research OR don’t know where to begin?

SwedGen is a group of Swedish genealogists who have made annual trips to North America for the sole purpose of helping Swedish Americans earn more about their Swedish heritage and discover their Swedish roots. This year ArkivDigital and SwedGen will be sponsoring Swedish Research Days in Illinois and Minnesota.

The research days will be filled with presentations including: instructions on how to use ArkivDigital online, Swedish research CDs, estate inventory research, military research and emigration. Topics will vary by location. In addition in Minnesota, two Norwegian genealogists will be giving Norwegian research presentations.

The events in both Arlington Heights and Rock Island are free but registration is required. Below is the schedule and registration information for each event:

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Friday, October 10, 2014
9 AM – 3:30 PM
To register, go to: http://www.ahml.info/content/swedish-genealogy-research-day

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College
Rock Island, Illinois
Sunday, October 12, 2014
10 AM – 4 PM
To register, go to: http://www.augustana.edu/general-information/swenson-center-/genealogy/2014-swedgentour

Minnesota State Genealogy Library
South St. Paul, Minnesota
Saturday, October 18, 2014
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
To register, go to: http://www.sgsmn.org/Swedish_Genealogical_Society_of_MN/Meetings_and_Events_files/SGSMOctConfReg2014.pdf

Note – At each place, there will be an opportunity for 18 participants to receive an individual research consultation from one of the Swedish genealogists. It will be based on a first come basis and you must sign up by September 1st. To sign up, go here: http://www.lilleskogen.se/form2.htm

One of the Swedish genealogists will contact you if you have been selected or on a wait list. If you want a one-on-one session, you must fill out the query and also register for the event.