Swedish genealogy workshop coming to Lindsborg

By KBBE News
August 14, 2017

Genealogist experts from Sweden will be in Lindsborg for a Swedish genealogy weekend on Oct. 7 and 8. Anna-Lena Hultman from Västergötland, Anneli Andersson from Dalsland, and Charlotte Börjesson of Gothenburg will present informative sessions for both beginners and experienced family researchers.  The Swedish team will be joined by American Swedish genealogy experts, Geoff Morris of Salt Lake City, and Kathy Meade, North American representative for the companyArkivDigital.

Sessions include: Where Do I Start?,Research in Church Records,Searching for Place Names, Benefits of Databases, Swedish Records on ArkivDigital, Swedish Military Records,  Emigration from Sweden and Reading & Meaning in Swedish Records.

The two-day workshop includes time on computers to research your own projects. Participants will have access to numerous online resources free of charge. The Swedish experts will help in the computer lab, providing translations and answering questions.

"It is so fun to see the happy faces when we are able to solve something," states Anneli Andersson a genealogist from Dalsland. "We also learn a lot about the U.S. through the pioneer stories that we are told. Some true, some not! Coming to Lindsborg is amazing for us Swedes. They know more about the Swedish culture then we do! It is a well organized workshop and our local hosts put in a lot of effort to make it so successful. That is one of the reasons we come back so often."

You can attend one or two days.  There will also be a free welcome reception for attendees on Friday evening at the Birger Sandzén Art Gallery. Discounts offered for early registration. The workshop is sponsored by ArkivDigital, the premier provider of Swedish records online with newly photographed color images. 

Find the full details atwww.oldmillmuseum.org, by emailing [email protected] or calling (785) 227-3595.