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Genealogy Session ONLINE

March 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Historical Weights, Measures, and Money of Sweden” presented by Robert Johnson

Many of the typical genealogical documents used in Swedish research (probate records, marriage records, church account books, tax records, property records, and others) often include references to weight, measures, and money.  But how do we understand these often culturally laden words like lod, mark, ain, and dozens of others?  This presentation is intended to give you the basic knowledge to recognize the meaning of the most common weights, measures, and money terms.  We will also review a couple of handy tools for conversion from historic to modern units.

Robert  Johnson is a recovering attorney and professional genealogist. He holds a Certified Genealogist® credential and specializes in Swedish, Finnish, and Norwegian genealogical research. Bob has been doing Swedish research for over 40 years. He studied in Växjö, Sweden and is active in several genealogical societies. Bob has recently been involved with two publications Genealogy At A Glance: Swedish Genealogy Research and Husförhörslängder, Swedish Household Examination Records: Framing the Solutions to Your Swedish Ancestry Puzzles.

Cost is free for Swedish American Museum Genealogical Society members; $10 for non-members to participate. Member reservations appreciated and can be made via email to genealogy@samac.org or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111 and non-members can use the button below.


March 26, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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