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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 – Midwife

When a child was born in Sweden, the birth was often attended by a midwife (barnmorska). The attendance of a midwife at the birth was in some cases recorded in the birth and christening record, especially in later records. The following

Posted in Records, Sweden

ArkivDigital 2.0 is Free 12-13 November 2016

A few weekends a month ArkivDigital offers its access to Swedish records free. Well, once you see what it is like to have 24-7 access to beautiful, color digitizations of almost all the basic records needed to do Swedish research

Posted in Records, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tips – Index for Halland Län Records Added to FamilySearch

FamilySearch is always adding additional digitized records online and continuing to index records so that they are freely available to all. In the last few weeks they have added almost 3/4 million index entries for the Halland Län! Even if

Posted in Records, Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tips – Witches in Sweden

Like the rest of Europe and America between the 15th and 18th century, Sweden experienced some witch hysteria. The most famous incident being the Torsåker Parish Witch Trials of 1674-1675, when 71 people (6 men and 65 women) were executed

Posted in Sweden

Tuesday Quick Tips – Stockholm City Archives

If you are doing research on families who lived in or around Stockholm there is one website you must become familiar with, Stockholm Stadsarkivet (Stockholm City Archives.) The Stockholm City Archives has many important archival resources available if you are

Posted in Records, Sweden, Uncategorized

Tuesday Quick Tips – Swedish American Newspapers Online

One of the great, but often overlooked, resources for Swedish-American research are the ethnic newspapers that were available to most of the Swedish immigrants. They read these papers, usually published in Swedish, for news from home or news about other

Posted in 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 – Swedish Emigration Contracts

So you’ve found your Swedish immigrant ancestor in the Göteborg Emigration lists-indexed on, not indexed at ArkivDigital (or for from the Emigration lists in Stockholm or Malmö.)  And you see there is a contract number (Kontraktets N:o) to left of

Posted in Emigration Records, Records, Sweden
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