April 6, 2019 – Swedish American Genealogy Workshop

During this short Brian Rapp will discuss the Swedish American Genealogy Workshop.  This workshop is held annually at the LDS Family History Library at Salt Lake City during the first week in November.  It is organized by Jill Seaholm from the Swenson Swedish Immigration Center at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.  The SAG Workshop consist of classes, individual research, and two group social events.  It is a good place to bring your research brick walls.

Brian Rapp has been a member of the Swedish Genealogy Society of Colorado since 2010.  Just prior to joining he started researching his mother’s Swedish ancestry and continues to this day.  Most of her ancestors came from Småland and Östergötland and they settled in the Jamestown, New York area.  Currently he is a research mentor with SCSC and he participated in the 2013 and 2015 SweGen seminars in Sweden after which he visited distant relatives that he found on both occasions.  Brian is a member of SAG and Seattle Genealogical Society and has a subscription to Ancestry.  He lives with his wife Claire Hanley In Jamestown during the summer and in the winter, they live in Seattle, Washington.  He retired October 2016 after working 37 years in the aerospace industry.  Brian previously lived in Littleton and California.  His other hobbies are Scandinavian folk dancing and bicycling.

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“Brick Walls and Breakthroughs”

SGSC Members

Let’s celebrate your “Wahoo!” moments and collectively try to answer questions you have that are a road block in your research.

Meeting presentations and handouts available here.