Swedish Genealogy — Tracing Your Swedish Heritage Using the Swedish Church Books
The correct times for this workshop are from 1-3 p.m. The article in the last issue of Columns contained an incorrect time for the class.
Unable to find out where your Swedish ancestor came from? This workshop will present steps and tips on how to trace your Swedish roots. An overview will cover the types of resources available, including emigration records, passenger lists, census records, Swedish-American church records, and Swedish church records. The workshop will also cover how to find and use these resources. There will be a demonstration of how to research one's family history online using Genline, an online digital database of original Swedish church books plus information about Genline's new initiative: online Swedish village research.
Kathy Meade and Peter Wallenskog
Below are their bios:
Kathy Meade is the U.S. representative for Genline AB, a company that offers online access to original Swedish Church Records from the 16th century to the 20th century. Besides working for Genline, Meade volunteers at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago and assists patrons in researching their Swedish heritage. Prior to working for Genline, she worked for more than 20 years in the information technology sector, including six years in Sweden and Norway, where she learned to read both Swedish and Norwegian. Meade has a degree in history from the University of San Francisco
Peter Wallenskog is a member of the board of directors and previous chief executive officer of Genline AB, a Swedish company headquartered in Stockholm that provides access to digitized images of original Swedish Church records for online genealogical and historical research. Peter is currently focusing on building Genline's new online Swedish village research service. Prior to joining Genline in 2001, Peter held various management positions at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Telia AB, OcÚ Sweden AB and GE Capital Sweden.
Add'l Contact Info
: Lori Bessler
: Free to the public. No registration necessary.
: Memorial Library Room 126
: 728 State Street