Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota
Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota
Researching Swedes and Swedish Immigration Worldwide

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Monthly Member Offering - Fika!
Sunday, July 28
Monthly Member Offering - Fika!  (Other Genealogical Events)
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Live Virtual Discussion
You are invited to Fika! As a free benefit to members, SGSM is offering a monthly, hour-long virtual gathering called Fika. Grab a cup of coffee and log on to join your fellow Swedish family researchers for conversation, learning, and getting to know each other.
Fika is not a class or presentation, but an open discussion where Fika friends can ask questions and assist other researchers. We kick off each meeting with a quick (10 minutes or so) introduction to a Swedish place, document type, or research method, just to get the conversation rolling.
When: Sunday, July 28, 2:00 PM CDT
Where: Zoom (Members will receive an email with a link to the Zoom meeting.)  
Topic for July:  Lynn Ferguson will discuss tips for sorting DNA matches using shared matches to break down brick walls.  
BYOC: Bring Your Own Coffee (and snack)
No registration is required

October 12, 2024 Hybrid Fall Conference
Saturday, October 12
October 12, 2024 Hybrid Fall Conference  (Conference)
9:00 am to 2:15 pm
Kathy Meade
Our 2024 Fall Conference will be a hybrid program, in person at the Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN and virtually via Zoom. Times listed are Central Daylight Time.
Kathy Meade is the North American representative for ArkivDigital, a company offering online access to newly photographed color images of the Swedish church books and other historical records. She has been working with Swedish genealogy for about twenty years. Ms. Meade serves on the advisory board for the Swedish American Genealogy Research Center at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago. She volunteers at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago and the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, Illinois helping patrons with their Swedish genealogical research. In a previous life, she lived and worked in Sweden and Norway for seven years during the 1990s learning the languages.  
Kathy will present the following topics:
“Swedish American Church Records—A Great Genealogical Resource”
“Swedish Military Research is Becoming Easier”
“What is New in ArkivDigital?” 
The conference will be live-streamed and recorded, so registrants will have access to recordings for a period of time  after the event.  Conference registrants will be emailed speaker notes and a link to the conference on Zoom three days prior to the event.  
The registration fee is $60 per attendee for members or $70 per attendee for non-members.  Registration must be received by October 9 (or October 4 if you order a box lunch). 
Please NOTE: Registration does NOT include lunch. 
Research Assistance By Appointment 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Take the opportunity to break through one of your Swedish genealogical brick walls by scheduling an appointment with one of our crack volunteer research specialists. Schedule an appointment by emailing research@sgsmn.org.
We will be inviting several vendors to attend and we will have our, always popular, books-for-donations table.
Conference Schedule
9:00-9:30       Check in and Registration
9:30-9:45       Welcome
9:45-10:45     Presentation
10:45-11:15   Break
11:15-12:15   Presentation
12:15-1:00     Lunch
1:00-2:00       Presentation
2:00-2:15       Wrap Up
2:15-4:00       Research Assistance
Registration and lunch information will be added to this page at a date closer to the event.