At October’s meeting we ventured to the midwest, featuring a presentation about the Cloquet-Moose Lake, Minnesota disaster of 1918, and the ongoing renovation of a historic stone house in Lindsborg, Kansas.
Regular Monthly Meetings - Archive
The Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado meets the first Saturday of each month, September through May. Read about past meetings and, if you are a member, download the presentation and handouts.
Our guest speaker, Beth Sparrow, gave an in-depth tutorial on researching homesteading and plat maps. We also take a peak at Swedish genealogy resources in social media. SGSC member Cheryl Johnson gives an in-depth look at Kalmar län.
Program: “Swedes in Leadvillle” Beverly Harbourt and Jean Adams, SGSC Members In 2015 the SwedGen genealogists from Sweden visited Colorado to digitize Colorado Swedish Church Records. The Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado was instrumental in identifying Swedish Churches along the front range where records still existed. Beverly Harbourt and Jean Adams volunteered to assist in […]
Program: “Chasing my Ancestors in a Volvo” Karen Rademacher In 2013, Karen’s father purchased a Volvo through the company’s “Overseas Delivery Program”. Karen, her husband and her parents all traveled to Sweden together to pick up the vehicle at the Gothenburg factory. They drove that Volvo all over Sweden for over two weeks, exploring the […]
Program: “Fika Findings” Ron Floberg and Brian Rapp This presentation will focused on notes and abbreviations disclosed in the Swedish Church Records. The one-on-one FIKA sessions have provided translations and definition/explanation of items of interest many researchers would overlook. These findings often provide information, other than just names and dates, about our ancestors. Brian […]
This presentation showed how Andy has been able to locate images of all his ancestors back to second great grandparents, half of his third great grandparents and several others beyond that, using a wide variety of methods, repositories and on-line sources. Andy Likins is an instructor of English at Pikes Peak Community College and […]