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Allt för Sverige: the Swedish “Who do you think you are”

The Great Swedish Adventure – . The Swedish “Who do you think you are?” by guest speaker Kirstin Highfield. Kirstin is a native Coloradan and resides in Colorado Springs. She has worked in education for nine years and currently is an elementary special education aide. Being 100% Swedish, she grew up around many Swedish customs and […]

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Research in Sweden and Interview Techniques

Short: Experiencing Genealogical Research in Sweden by Don Richards.  Don is an acquaintance of our program speaker, Kim Paul. He has been to Sweden two times to conduct genealogical research and he will share those experiences with us. Don lives in Steamboat Springs. Main presentation: Leave a Legacy: Interview Techniques and What Photos to Take by guest speaker Kim […]

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Googlebooks, a newspaper database, and Helping Swedes find Emigrants

Short: Googlebooks.com and Stanford University´s newspaper database by SGSC member Robin Sutherland Presentation: Helping Swedes Find Their Emigrants (searching for those pesky relatives)  by  SGSC member Beverly Harbourt. Beverly is a member of the SGSC Mentor Team and she also researches queries received by the Society on U.S. research. She will share some of the requests she […]

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Disbyt and Researching ancestors post-immigration

A short program How to use Disbyt by SGSC member Kjell Andersson, followed by the main presentation, Researching your Ancestors After They Have Immigrated – Part 1 by SGSC member Brian Rapp.       [wpdm_package id=2249 template=”link-template-default.php”] [wpdm_package id=2251 template=”link-template-default.php”] [wpdm_package id=2253 template=”link-template-default.php”]    

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Smashing the brick wall to find my 2nd-great-grandfather

by SGSC member Paul Ternlund  Paul will give a summary of his own Swedish ancestry research. Kjell S Andersson will share how the brick wall was smashed and then Paul will tell what happened after his relatives in Sweden were told about it. [wpdm_package id=2225 template=”link-template-default.php”]   [wpdm_package id=2598 template=”link-template-default.php”]      

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