Saturday, August 31, 2013

Advanced Swedish Genealogy Seminar at the Oakland FamilySearch Library

There's a strong Swedish research contingent at the Oakland FamilySearch Library.  Thursday mornings they even take over an entire computer bank near the windows overlooking San Francisco Bay.  (We have great views in the library!)  And now our local Swedish researchers have organized a Swedish Genealogy Day for Saturday, October 12, from 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Topics will include:
• Swedish church records online at ArkivDigital (for which the library has a subscription), taught by Kathy Meade, the North American representative for ArkivDigital
• DIS (Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden) family tree database and EmiWeb (Web archive covering migration to and from Scandinavia), taught by Charlotte Börjesson, DIS board member
• Swedish emigration history and Lantmäteriet (Swedish mapping, cadastral, and land registration authority), taught by Anna-Lena Hultman, emigration expert who helped develop the Emibas CD (predecessor of EmiWeb)
• other Swedish online resources and CD's, taught by Anneli Andersson, from the Melleruds Museum and Genealogy Archive

The speakers are part of SwedGen, a group that does genealogy presentations in the U.S. to Swedish Americans researching family history.

The library computers and subscription databases will be available during a lunch break.  There is no charge for the seminar, but preregistration is required, and there is still room.  To register, send a message to fhcoakland@gmail.com with "SwedGen" as the subject.

The seminar will be held at the Oakland FamilySearch Library, 4766 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, California.  A flyer for the seminar is available.

Warning:  This seminar is intended for experienced Swedish genealogists, not beginners.  You will have problems keeping up if you have not done much Swedish research before.

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