Due to inclement weather, our scheduled speaker had to cancel. We were able to quickly pull together a great program on short notice. Moveable Feast Days – What are they and why would I care? Beverly Harbourt, SGSC Member Older church records from Sweden often reference dates from the liturgical calendar. Here are some tips
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.
Program: “Swedes in Rockford” Author Lilly Setterdahl This presentation will focus on her book “Rockford Swedes: American Stories”, first written in 1993 and recently revised. There will be many photos of people and places in Rockford. She will likely also talk about the Swedish-American church records that she and her late husband, Lennart Setterdahl, microfilmed
Program “The Fewer, The Prouder…The Wikgren Soldiers” Claire Wikgren Schaeffer, SGSC Member The presentation will focus on the period of the Great Northern War, an event and time period that defined both Sweden and Russia. In the course of this presentation you will encounter various soldiers – their names, their families, their relationships – as
Research and Mentoring Update Kjell provided the following information about new resources available to Swedish genealogy researchers. Short Program “The Old Swede – Henry A. Recen, Founder of Frisco and Recen Colorado” Jean Larson Adams – SGSC Member Who was Henry A. Recen, where did he emigrate from in Sweden and what kind
Geoffrey Fröberg Morris returned for another informative all-day session! His presentations included: “Tools and Techniques for Swedish Place Names and Moving Information” “Using the Full Scope of Swedish Church Records” “Strategic Solutions for Your Toughest Swedish Research Problems” “Mantalslängder” – Population Registers Geoffrey Fröberg Morris began doing Swedish genealogy over 25
“Who Are Those Nyström Boys?” Larry Dodge, SGSC Member Larry has been a traveler for most of his life. He went to eight different schools through high school and graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1973. With the engineering and math background which he brings to genealogy, he expects things to be reasonably logical.