September 5, 2020 – When the Usual Methods Fail

Ron Floberg had been trying to find the soldier records for one of his ancestors in the hope that it would provide missing information or clarify conflicting information. With Bev Harbourt’s help, they embarked on a journey to find that soldier. The presentation shows how they were able to find the ancestor and the answers they were looking for.

Speaker Bio’s:

Beverly Harbourt
Bev 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.

Ron Floberg
Ron writes: I’m far from professional genealogist status, but I’ve worked my Swedish ancestry since the mid 1970’s – before everything was online. In particular, I’ve became very familiar with the various Swedish data bases over the past nearly 20 years. I am a member and past president of the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado, do mentoring for the group, and have had leading roles in accompanying members on research trips to Sweden. I’ve researched and met previously unknown family in 4 trips to Sweden.

Meeting videos and handouts available here.