Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tuesday Quick Tip – Iron Range (Minnesota) Research Center

The Iron Range Research Center in Northern Minnesota is absolutely a treasure for researchers in the upper Midwest, especially (but not just) if you have family in Minnesota. You can research in-person when you happen to be fortunate enough to

Posted in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Records, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tip – Finnish Census Records (Henkikirjat)

Among the many great resources for Finnish research are the census records. They are some of the most essential records after church records. Of particular interest are those census taken yearly during the Russian period. These records were microfilmed at a minimum,

Posted in Finland, Records

Tuesday Quick Tip – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Records

Many Scandinavians who came to the United States were religious people. In fact, some came to the U.S. for the very issue of religious freedom. Baptists and Latter Day Saints are just two of many religions that found resonance, and

Posted in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Records, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tip – Swedish American Genealogist

Among the many great resources available to Swedish researchers, one of my favorites is the Swedish American Genealogist (SAG), the quarterly journal published by the Augustan College’s Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center. Under the very talented editorial hands of Elisabeth

Posted in Records, Sweden

Sweden’s National Day

June 6th is the Swedish National Day, a relatively new holiday–it was only made official in 2005–although it is the same date as the previous Flag Day. The day celebrates the 1523 election of the great Gustav Vasa as Sweden’s King, not

Posted in Holiday, Sweden

New Blog

Greetings! And welcome to my new blog location, I hope I have not lost anyone in the transition. I am not bringing over my old blog posts so let me introduce myself and what I hope to accomplish with this

Posted in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden
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