Monday, January 31, 2011

Genline Newsletter offers much help

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friend Kathy Meade of Please address all inquiries to her directly

Swedish Church Records Online
1600's to 1937 - 18 million records

January 2011 Genline Newsletter
Mark your calendars! A group of Swedish genealogists from Sweden and representatives from Lantmäteriet will be touring the United States in September giving presentations on Swedish genealogy and historical maps as well as helping persons to discover their Swedish heritage. See below for more details.

This month we are highlighting our offer for new customers to Genline which includes a 3-month Genline subscription with the book, Your Swedish Roots.

Also, you will find information about Swedish genealogy events and the availability of some Swedish American Genealogist journals online.

Your Swedish RootsWe are highlighting our product that we offer to first time Genline customers, a 3-month Genline subscription with the book, Your Swedish Roots, written by Per Clemensson and Kjell Andersson for 595 SEK (about $92 U.S and $92 CN).

The book is a step-by-step guide instruction for the North-American Swedish researcher showing how to trace one's Swedish roots and how to research using the Swedish church books. There are four case examples in the book using the Swedish church records with explanations of the various record types and then pointing out the next research steps. Limited to first-time North American Genline customers.

SwedGen 2011
Mark your calendars! SwedGen 2011 will occur in September. Have you hit a brick wall in your Swedish research or don't know where to begin? A group of Swedish genealogists will be visiting the United States in September to teach and assist Swedish-Americans in how to find their roots and how to do Swedish research.
This year representatives from Lantm√§teriet, the Swedish mapping and land registration authority, will also be present at the SwedGen events presenting information about Swedish historical maps.
Details and event locations are still being finalized. More details will follow in future communications.
Below are the tentative dates and places:
Chicago, IL
Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rock Island, IL
Augustana College
Sunday, September 11, 2011

Denver, CO
Sponsored by the
Saturday, September 17, 2011

Swedish Research Assistance!
Kathy Meade will be at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, IL. to assist people with their Swedish research once a month for the next four months. To register sign up on the Arlington Heights Memorial Library website's event page.  Dates and times are listed below:

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
12 pm - 7 pm

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
10 am - 3 pm

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
12 pm - 7 pm

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
10 am - 3 pm

February Event in Illinois!
Kathy Meade will give a presentation titled "Swedish Genealogy: A Discussion of Resources" at the Kane County Genealogical Society in Geneva, Illinois on Thursday, February 24th.
February 24, 2011
Kane County Genealogical Society
Geneva History Center
113 S. Third Street
Geneva, IL
7:30 PM

Swedish Research Tip!
Many issues of the Swedish American Genealogist journal are now online and free to the public. Issues as recent as 2007 are available. The Swedish American Genealogist is a valuable resource for anyone interested in Swedish genealogy and culture.

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