March 5, 2022 – The Quest for Swedish Emigrants in Colorado

Date:March 5, 2022 9:30 a.m. MT 
Zoom hybrid meeting at Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO
Title:The Quest for Susanne Lundblad’s Swedish Emigrants Who Settled in Colorado
Presenter:Bev Harbourt, Past SGSC Director

A woman in Sweden sent a request to the SGSC e-mail regarding siblings of her paternal grandfather’s father who settled in Colorado.  These three siblings were born in Källs-Nöbbelöv in Skåne and emigrated to the United States in the 1870’s.  Susanne Lundblad’s hope when she wrote to SGSC was that we might be able to provide confirmation of information she had already found in different archives and help  finding the missing pieces.  With what we have found so far, Susanne is very excited and I believe we are definitely exceeding her initial expectations. 

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

Videos and handouts available here.

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