Research Help and Now New Databases
The MGS Library offers members free access to the ArkivDigital and EmiWeb subscription services. And now SGSM is pleased to announce that we have added nine new Swedish research databases; Swedish death records from 1830 to 2020, Swedish burials database, decennial census records from 1970 through 2000, and databases specifically for Stockholm research, miners’ court records, and Walloon employment contracts.
Individualized research and translation services are available to help members and friends solve the difficult questions that we all encounter in digging into our family histories. If you are hitting a roadblock, have a challenging mystery to unravel, or have some documents to translate, this service is for you. You can meet with a researcher between 10 am and 4 pm on SGSM Swedish Research Day on the third Thursday of each month (except December) at the MGS Library in Mendota Heights.
If you want to research the microfilmed early Minnesota church records, they are available for viewing only on a Swedish research day. Always check www.mngs.org before you go to make sure the library is open. Also, when in-person Quarterly and Conference meetings resume, in-person research can be arranged, usually after the meetings. Requests for research time at these meetings should be sent to SGSM well in advance of the meeting.
You can also contact the team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or with a written request sent to:
Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota
1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100
Mendota Heights, MN 55120-1367
Provide as much information as you can in framing your question. The research team will apply their knowledge and resources to the problem and return their findings to you as soon as they can. They will provide you with source documents and a description of the methods used so that you can move forward with further research on your own.
These services are free of charge, but donations to SGSM are always appreciated.