Fika Archive

Case studies from one-on-one mentoring sessions at Fika Coffee House in Parker.

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About Fika One-on-one

This is a large collection of case studies available to SGSC members only. Each case study includes a step-by-step description of the approach to the research process.
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Lolly Smith 2018-03-10

Lolly is an intermediate researcher and wants to confirm that she has extracted all available information from very old records (late 1600’s). Kjell also sheds light on the terms …
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Katherine Plym 2018-03-10

Katherine wants to better understand the details on a single Household Examination Record. This case study is an excellent example of what a single record can contain and what …
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Carl Peterson 2018-02-10

Cousins Ralph and Carl are working together and their shared ancestors. They confirm one ancestor is a soldier and find the parish of origin for another.
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Barbara Allen 2018-02-10

Barbara has three generations of soldier ancestors. The General Muster Rolls in ArkivDigital are a treasure trove! Kjell helps Barbara navigate the records set and learn new facts.
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Cheryl Johnson 2018-02-10

Cheryl has found records for her family but needs help with interpretation – including tricky translations related to causes of death and illegitimate births. She also needs help finding …
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Don Carlson 2017-10-14

Don is looking for still-living relatives in Sweden. He has detailed birth and death information on 15 of his grandfather’s first cousins in Sweden, but no information about their …
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Lolly Smith 2017-10-14

Estate inventories are especially difficult – translation is needed to fully understand them. Lolly asked for help with two inventories. She also needed help with the great “Anna Maria …