SGSC hosted its second Zoom meeting on July 11, 2020. Our agenda included a peek into the inner workings of our website, a tour of ArkivDigital’s new family tree feature, and some answers to member-submitted questions about Swedish genealogy research.
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.
Many of us have “spit in the tube” and wondered what those DNA test results actually mean. Many of us have also attended all-day seminars on DNA that filled us with scientific knowledge bordering on gibberish. How do we move beyond the gibberish and figure out what it means for our DNA story? Where do we even start? What do we do with all these so-called matches?
No other cemetery in Sweden has as many of these limestone slabs as Kristinehamn´s cemetery. It also turned out that around half of these gravestones were related to Neil´s ancestors and relatives. Neil has spent a lot of time on his family tree. Many of his relatives were members of the Swedish Nobility!
What is New in ArkivDigital? There are many new things on ArkivDigital and we’ll have Kathy Meade, the company’s North American representative, here to teach us how to use them. Swedish Genealogy is changing ~ becoming much easier. Learn about the many new name searchable indexes and record types within ArkivDigital.
Between 1860 and 1920, it is estimated that over 1 million Swedes immigrated to the United States. Andrew Peterson would have been lost in the rush except for the 48 year diary he kept, noting his journey to the U.S, his horticulture work with apples and his struggles to homestead in MN. The diaries were eventually found by Swedish author Wilhelm Moberg who used them as a primary source for his Emigrant novels.