March 3, 2018 – What’s in a Name?

Am I Following the Right Name?

This presentation looks at research I did for a fourth cousin to explain how we are related. It involved unraveling different names for the same people and following them from birth to death to ensure that I had followed the correct families from Sweden to the United States.

Presenter Beverly Harbourt grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska. She is the past President of SGSC, an SGSC mentor, and an avid researcher of her Swedish and German roots. Bev is also involved in the indexing project of digitized Swedish Church records from some Colorado churches. She is the custodian of her family’s historical photographs and some of the family heirlooms, has been researching her ancestors for over 20 years, and has visited Sweden three times. She joined SGSC in 2009 following her retirement and subsequent move from the Washington D. C. area to Colorado.

Handouts available here.