February 3, 2024 – Swedish Historical Maps

DateSaturday, February 3, 2024, 9:30 a.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church or via Zoom
ProgramSwedish Historical Farm Maps and Online Map Collections
PresenterBob Johnson, Certified Genealogist

This is an introduction to the digitized historic map collections and property descriptions covering most farms and villages from the 1600s to the 1900s available at the Swedish National Archives (Riksarkivet) and the Swedish Land Registry (Lantmäteriet). Bob showed us the various types of maps, discussed how and why they were created, explained how best to understand them, and then described the process of locating maps at both the Lantmäteriet and Riksarkivet. He showed how you should be able to find detailed maps of many of the farms your ancestors lived on and get an idea of the physical environment in which they lived.

Bob is a recovering attorney and professional genealogist. He holds a Certified Genealogist¬ģ credential and specializes in Swedish, Finnish, and Norwegian genealogical research. Bob has been doing Swedish research for over 40 years. He studied in V√§xj√∂, Sweden and is active in several genealogical societies. Bob has recently authored two publications, “Genealogy At A Glance: Swedish Genealogy Research” and “Husf√∂rh√∂rsl√§ngder, Swedish Household Examination Records: Framing the Solutions to Your Swedish Ancestry Puzzles”.

Video and handouts available here. 

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