Mark Olsen, Family Tree Maker Ambassador to genealogical societies, discussed the overall capabilities of FTM, the latest updates and planned new features.
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SGSC member Gini Mansfield was scheduled to meet with Kjell at Fika in Parker on March 14, 2023. That event was “postponed” due to the emerging pandemic. At long last, Kjell’s findings are presented publicly!
SGSC meets first Saturday of the month (September through May) at Bethany Lutheran Church at 4500 E Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado (near Hampden and I-25). Meetings are generally two hours long and include committee reports and one or two presentations. Meetings are for members only, but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a guest pass!
This presentation discussed some of the free and subscription software, including the pros and cons of them, how to type special characters (ä,å,ö Ä,Å,Ö), some useful resources when searching your Swedish ancestors, sourcing, place name reconciliation, and how to do a GEDCOM file in FamilyTreeMaker.
We were delighted to once again welcome Kathy Meade, the North American Representative for ArkivDigital. Kathy gave two presentations about the leading online provider of high-resolution document images for Swedish genealogy.
Kjell Andersson presented two case studies based on research assistance requests from SGSC members. The first case study explores a young girl in the Swedish foster care system in the mid-1800’s and includes an analysis of an unusual estate inventory prepared before death. The second case study identifies new generations of ancestors and explores emigration records.
Monta Lee used newspaper records, family photo collections and “destination genealogy” to uncover her grandfather’s unique work history in Alaska.
A previously scheduled speaker canceled due to illness. We quickly pivoted to an impromptu open mic session where we heard from our members. Thanks to all who contributed.
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 9:30 a.m. MT Bethany Lutheran Church4500 E. Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village, CO Program: Annual Julbord The Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado invited members to join in celebrating their heritage at the annual Swedish Genealogical Society Julbord.