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Virtual Fall Conference
Saturday, October 16
Virtual Fall Conference  (Conference)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Geoffrey Fröberg Morris, AG® and Bob Johnson, CG®

Join us for our 2021 Fall Conference from the comfort of your home!  Presenters will be Geoffrey Fröberg Morris, AG® and Bob Johnson, CG®.  Cost is $40 per household.  You must register online by Wednesday, October 13th, or by mail before October 1st. The conference will be LIVE and also recorded, so registrants will have access to recordings for a period of time after the event. 

Conference registrants will be eligible for special discounts on annual and 3-month subscriptions to ArkivDigital.


Geoffrey Fröberg Morris, AG®
  • Early Tax Records of Sweden Part 1, 1535-1577: Between 1535 and 1635 there are 12 different types of tax records. See if you can trace your ancestors back to the birth of modern Sweden. Learn about these very early tax records.
  • Early Tax Records of Sweden Part 2, 1599-1635: Early tax records from 1599 up to the mantals tax records.
  • How to Use the Swedish National Archive Website, Riksarkivet: Riksarkivet has roots back to the 1200s.  It has a wide variety of records and documents created for many different purposes at all govenmental levels.  Learn how to access these databases and records.

Geoffrey Fröberg Morris has been doing Swedish genealogical research for over 35 years. He has been employed for 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 Family Search Wiki and routinely presents at conferences. He is the author of the book, A Practical Guide to Swedish Church Records for Genealogy and Family History, which was published in 2020.

Bob Johnson, CG®

Historical Weights, Measures, and Money of Sweden: 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.
Bob 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.

The webinar will be LIVE and also recorded, so registrants will have access to recordings of the lectures for a period of time after the event.  Times listed are Central Daylight Time.
Cost is $40 per household.  Online registration cutoff is Wednesday, October 13th.
If you prefer to mail your registration and check, print and mail this Registration Form by Friday, October 1st.