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Glad Lucia! (Happy St. Lucia Day)

Today in celebration of Saint Lucia, Scandinavians will celebrate with lighted processions and special treats. This is the start of the Christmas season and special time for many! Glad Lucia till alla!

Posted in Denmark, Finland, Holiday, Norway, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tips – Learning and Doing Good

There is no better way to learn to read old script than to just sit down and start working on it. I am not suggesting for someone who has never read any old scripts to jump into a meaty 17th

Posted in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Records, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tips – 2016 Nordic Family History Conference (Webinar)

FamilySearch is putting on a FREE Nordic Family History Conference that will be available both online (500 spots) and in-person (26 spots). The level will be beginner to intermediate and it is being taught by the best in the field!

Posted in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Training Opportunities

Tuesday Quick Tips – Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library

Whether you are experienced or new to Norwegian genealogical research, one must know location-physical and online-is the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library located in Madison, Wisconsin.  The website provides, free-of-charge, a significant amount of information for the beginner:

Posted in Norway, Records

Tuesday Quick Tips – Oluf Rygh and Norwegian Farm Names

Experienced researchers of Norwegian genealogy will know of the importance of knowing the name and number of the farm where a family came from. This farm name was often adopted as a surname when emigrating out of Norway. Bygdebøker will

Posted in Norway

Tuesday Quick Tips – Typing Scandinavian Vowels

The Scandinavian languages have a number of letters that are different than those used for English-å, æ, ä, ö, and ø. These are not interchangeable and many times you must know how to type these letters, for example, if you

Posted in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Uncategorized

Tuesday Quick Tips – Free Scandinavian Research Webinars

FamilySearch has many great resources for Scandinavian researchers, such as: actual digitized or microfilmed records, detailed location information on the Wiki, great methodological helping aid. But an incredible resource that you should definitely look into are the free webinars that

Posted in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Training Opportunities

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 – 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

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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