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March 2022

Scandinavian Jam ONLINE

March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Scandinavian Jam, where we practice what we teach. Join Mary Allsopp and Paul Tyler online on the first and third Sunday of every month. Enjoy an afternoon of traditional roots music. We teach by ear, review and share tunes. We are happy to take suggestions and love meeting new people. It’s a friendly group and we have folks joining in from across the country. Contact Scandi.Fiddler@yahoo.com or PTyler@ameritech.net with any questions and to get a zoom code. This is a…

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Genealogy Session ONLINE

March 26 @ 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,…

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Guided Tour

March 27 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Dive into the history of Swedish immigration to Chicago with a guided tour of the Swedish American Museum’s permanent exhibit, “The Dream of America.” Uncover the stories of real immigrants like Karl Karlsson, who left Sweden with his family in 1893, or Elin and Birgitta Hedman, who made the journey in 1924. Learn about what awaited the millions who came to America via Ellis Island and what life was like in Swedish neighborhoods such as Andersonville in Chicago then and…

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April 2022

Genealogy Session ONLINE

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Just The Ticket To Find Your Railroad Ancestors” by Mary Roddy If Gramps was working on the railroad, what railroad was it?  What did he do?  How can you learn more?  Discover the many different kinds of records a trainman's life might have created. Mary Kircher Roddy, Certified Genealogist, is also a Certified Public Accountant. She lectures in Washington State and across the US, and is a regular presenter for LegacyFamilyTree Webinars.  She has written for Internet Genealogy, NGS Magazine, FGS…

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