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May 4, 2024 – Johan Hultman is NOT my Ancestor

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Karen’s family had what appeared to be credible research showing that they were descended from Johan Hultman, a noted member of King Karl XII’s court. From a Facebook tip, Karen learned that there was good reason to question the previous research. Using negative evidence in estate inventories, Karen confirmed that Johan Hultman was indeed NOT her ancestor. Then began the hard part – if not Johan, then who? The hunt was complicated by a rare instance of a parish with burned and missing records.

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April 6, 2024 – “run for the Cellar!”

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Before 1913, Omaha was thought to be “tornado proof.” That changed on Easter Sunday when the most destructive tornado to date ripped through the city taking lives, homes, schools and churches. Were Swedes affected by this event? You betcha! Who were they? Where did they live in relation to the devastation? How did they contribute to the rebuilding of the city? What are some of their stories? What began with bedtime stories to a little girl has blossomed into a need to know “the rest of the story” and that’s what Linda succeeded in discovering.

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March 2, 2024 – Fika with Kjell

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Pre-pandemic, SGSC members would gather at the Fika coffeehouse in Parker for in-depth assistance from Kjell Andersson for our tough genealogy questions. Now with Zoom technology, all of us can get a close up look at how Kjell finds answers in Swedish records for SGSC members. We’ll also see how he launches members on their Swedish research journey or helps them break through a brick wall. He is one of the best at Swedish Genealogy and those of us who have done Fika have benefited greatly.

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