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Genealogy Session Online
September 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Swedish Guilds & Records
Talk by Geoffrey Fröberg Morris
The guilds in Sweden were an integral part of society from medieval times until the mid 1800s. They controlled production of many diverse products, influenced trade, and largely managed the workforce that created them. Because they were not bound to the land, the people who worked in guild trades were often more mobile. This makes them harder to find in the records. Come learn about guild records and how to use them for Swedish genealogy!
Geoffrey Fröberg Morris AG has been doing Swedish genealogical research for over 35 years. He has been employed for over 20 years at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah as a Nordic research specialist. Among his work assignments, Geoff has helped thousands of people search for their Swedish ancestors, engaged in many archival visits in Sweden, authored hundreds of pages into the FamilySearch Wiki and routinely presents at conferences. He is the author of, A Practical Guide to Swedish Church Records for Genealogy and Family History, which was published in 2020.
Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members; $10 for non-members to participate. Reservations by members appreciated and can be made via email to email@example.com or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111. Non members can pay by using the link below.