Saturday, August 20, 2011

SwedGen Road Tour 2011

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Glad to hear from our friend Kathy Meade on this subject. Feel free to drop her a line at

Want to learn how to begin to trace your Swedish heritage or learn some new techniques in breaking down those brick walls in your Swedish research? Then, you should try to attend one of the SwedGen Road Tour 2011 Research Days occurring in September. The SwedGen Road Tour begins on September 10th and you still have time to register for one of the events and there are still a few slots available for private consultations at each destination.

Four Swedish genealogists are touring the United States for the sole purpose of helping Swedish-Americans learn more about their heritage. The group has been very successful in helping many individuals get started with their research as well as breaking down many brick walls on past trips and they are continuing the tradition with SwedGen 2011. 

This year the group will be leading Research Workshops in Chicago, Rock Island, Denver and Salt Lake City in September. The workshops will include presentations and demonstrations on how to use the various resources for Swedish genealogical and historical research. Click here to see the presentation schedule for each event.

This year three representatives from Lantmäteriet, the Swedish mapping and land registration authority, will also be present at the SwedGen events in Chicago and
Rock Island. One of the four Swedish genealogists will represent Lantmäteriet in Denver and Salt Lake City and give a presentation on historical maps at those locations. Lantmäteriet will be an exhibitor at the Federation of Genealogical Society Conference in Springfield, IL from September 7th to the 10th.
Below you will find information for each event including date, location and registration links. The registration procedures do vary by place and pre-registration is required in Chicago, Rock Island and Denver. At each place, individual consultations will be available to the first 32 persons who sign up for a one-on-one session and submit a query form. Queries will not be accepted after September 1st.

If you have any questions or wish more information, please feel free to contact me by email or call toll-free (800) 975-5493 and push the button for Kathy Meade.

The SwedGen Road Tour 2011 Research Day will be a great opportunity to get assistance with your Swedish genealogical research!  Hope that you can make one of these events if you are in the area.

Chicago, IL
Saturday, September 10, 2011
9 AM - 5 PM
Event Location
5211 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL  60640
Phone (773) 728-8111
Registration is required. Please click here to register or call the museum at (773) 728-8111.
If you wish to consult with one of the Swedish genealogists for a 30 minute one-on-one session make sure that you request a session by filling out a query form by clicking here.  (Note - One-on-One sessions will be limited to the first 32 individuals to request and you must be registered for the event.) 

Rock Island, IL
Sunday, September 11, 2011
9 AM - 5 PM
Augustana College
Hanson Hall of Science
726 35th Street
Rock Island, IL
Pre-registration is required. Click here for event registration information.

Denver, Colorado
Saturday, September 17, 2011
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Event Location
Community College of Aurora
Centretech Campus - Fine Arts Building
16000 East CentreTech Parkway
Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036
This event is co-sponsored by the Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado and the Community College of Aurora.
Pre-registration is required.  Click here for event details and a registration form.

Salt Lake City, Utah
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
9 am - 12:30 pm

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
9 am - 12:30 pm

Event Location
Family History Support Center
50 E North Temple St
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Please click here  and then click on the schedule to see the presentation schedule for each day. Note - The presentations are not the same on both dates.
Registration is not required. However, if you wish an individual consultation with a Swedish genealogist, please click here to fill out a query form. Individual consultations will be limited to the first 32 persons who sign-up.
Bouppteckningar or Probate Records

The probate record (bouppteckning) is an inventory and appraisal of a deceased person's estate.  These records are divided into two parts: the preamble and the inventory list. The preamble includes information such as: inventory date, deceased's name, death date of the deceased, names of the heirs and their relationship to the deceased.
The following link shows bouppteckning translations as well as a Swedish/English dictionary for many of the items commonly found in the inventory list.
Attend a SwedGen Road Tour 2011 Research Day and you will find out to access these wonderful records and how they can help you in your Swedish research!
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