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January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
“Overcoming Research Obstacles in the Swedish Church Books”
By Kathy Meade
Swedish church books are a wonderful source for ancestor’s birth, marriage, death and household records. However, sometimes the minister used abbreviations in the records. Other times he wrote the vital information in a different book than the actual parish book. What do the abbreviations mean? Where is that birth record? In this presentation, we highlight many of the stumbling blocks researchers have experienced over the years researching in Swedish church books and present solutions. Some of the topics will include; abbreviations in household books, church organization (mother parish versus annex parish), reviewing various church book formats and format of older church books.
Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members; $10 for non-members to participate. Reservations appreciated and can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111.