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Recent Field Work

The 2012 field work included:
  • The Stockholm City Archive. This archive has responsibility for the records of Stockholm City and County. I used various parish records that have not been digitized or microfilmed such as: HV Lysningshandlingar, DII Längder över nattvardsgäster, GII Kungörelser, and others.
  • The Landsarkiv in Uppsala. This archive has the responsibility for the records of Dalarna, Södermanland, Uppsula, Västmanland and Örebro Counties. At this archive, I focused on various types of records that have not been digitized or microfilmed such as FII Arvskiften, FII Inrikes- och utrikespass, FI Häradsrätt Inneliggande handlingar, CI häradsrätt Liggare and others. 
  • The Landsarkiv in Visby (on the island of Gotland.) This was an introduction visit, having never been there before. The archivists were so kind and informative. What a rich experience! While there I also met with a local expert who shared great information about Visby and Gotland. What a special place. 
  • I had the opportunity to present 2 lectures at the Släktforskardagarna in Gävle 1. Vad lockade emigranterna till de olika platserna uti Amerika (What enticed emigrants to various places in America), and 2. FamilySearch Söka Rötter i USA (FamilySearch to search for family in the U.S.A.)

Current Projects

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy January 23 - 27, 2012
Swedish Course

 As course coordinator, I have the opportunity to design a week long course that is focused on Swedish family history research. Altogether there will be 17 classes taught during the week of institute with an additional 6 hours of consultation work at the Family History Library. 

 While the content of these classes is geared to the intermediate to advanced researcher, anyone who is interested to learn about Swedish research is welcome to register. The classes will be taught with with 2 other instructors. The class topics are:

  • Reading and Meaning in Swedish Records, part  1 
  • Reading and Meaning in Swedish Records, part  2
  • Online and Offline Databases for Swedish Research 
  • Swedish Jurisdictional Structure and Records in a Historical Context 
  • Moving and Migration within the Kingdom of Sweden 
  • Finding your Family in the Court Records of Sweden, part 1 (domböcker, småprotokoller)
  • Finding your Family in the Court Records of Sweden, part 2 (bouppteckningar)
  • Revenue for a Kingdom: searching the records that created government funds, part 1 
  • Revenue for a Kingdom: searching the records that created government funds, part 2
  • Parish Record Substitution
  • Understanding Marriage, Divorce, and Illegitimacy in relation to Swedish Records 
  • Sources associated with Death and Burial in Sweden
  • Swedish Military Records and Strategy, part 1 (soldiers)
  • Swedish Military Records and Strategy, part 2 (sailors)
  • Parish and Diocese Records, using the full scope of Swedish Church Records
  • Historical Maps and their role in Swedish Family History Research
  • Reconnecting with your Swedish Extended Relatives
To learn more about the Swedish Course click on the links below:

Odd Thoughts and Favorite Quotes

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
                                                                       - Albert Einstein

Research Tips

Always work from the known to the unknown. You can waste alot of time searching for clues in far fetched places. Eventually you start making conclusions and run the risk of getting further and further from what you know is right. Stick with what you know and build on it.

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