“Finding My Father’s Family” Doris Ferguson, SGSC Member All four of my grandparents and my father were born in Sweden and emigrated in the late 1800s to Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. I knew very little about my father’s family and have found cousins even here in Colorado and visited some of our cousins near
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 “Jönköpings Län: History, Culture and Cousins?” Linda Gensmer, SGSC Member Some of Linda Gensmer’s ancestors were from Jönköpings Län, which is now part of Småland and Västergötland. They lived in eight of the parishes on the eastern shore of Lake Vättern and she has traced almost all of the lines from the immigration in
Program “After Family Tree Maker? What does this mean and what are our options?” Beverly Harbourt, SGSC Member Following the panic that gripped every genealogist when Ancestry announce that they were discontinuing Family Tree Maker Software it was determined that we should look at some of the other software options out there. Therefore, this program
“Documentation – Why, How, Text Book and Functional” SGSC Member ~ Larry Dodge The first ten years or so that I was involved in collecting “genealogy”, I thought I would always remember where I got information, who said what, and how they explained events in the lives of ancestors that they knew personally or from first hand
“Gotland Island, Pearl of the Baltic, Then and Now” provides an abbreviated look at the island’s history from its Viking beginnings to its current status. We will explore picture stones, silver hoards, and burial customs from the Viking age; Visby’s history in the Hanseatic League; Visby’s wall and some of the city churches; and modern
Short: “Småland län: The Heartland of Emigration”, Monta Lee Dankin, SGSC member Monta Lee has been a member of SGSC for several years and currently is serving as Vice President. She is interested in history and museums and is currently Director of a ten-state museum association, the Mountain-Plains Museums Association. Monta Lee traveled to Sweden in 2001 in search