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, February 25
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 logon 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 Swedish place, document type, or research method, just to get the conversation rolling.
When: Sunday, February 25, 2:00 PM CST
Where: Zoom (Members will receive an email with a link to the Zoom meeting.)  
Topic for February:  Shelley Little will give a brief presentation, "An example: Using yDNA to complement Swedish Church records", in which she'll share the story of her father’s father's line and what happened when she used yDNA to break through a brick wall.  
BYOC: Bring Your Own Coffee (and snack)
No registration is required

Using Swedish Tax Records to Solve Tough Genealogical Problems
Saturday, March 23
Using Swedish Tax Records to Solve Tough Genealogical Problems  (Programs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Jill Morelli - Live Hybrid Webinar (recorded)
When conducting Swedish research, genealogists quickly become familiar with chronological birth/marriage/death parish records (Kirkenborger), household examination (Husförhör), and estate inventories (Bouppenking).  These documents, coupled with emigration records and comprehensive research within the United States, form the bedrock of investigation into the 1800s. We may encounter gaps, early termination of records, or challenging penmanship. The Swedish taxation records, or mantalslängder, also called the “population register,” may be of help.  These little used records may, in fact, be the only source of evidence in certain situations, especially in the 1700s. We will explore what these records are, how to read them and the types of problems they can solve.
Jill Morelli, CG®, CGL, is a writer, lecturer and researcher specializing in Midwest, and Scandinavian research and methodologies. She lectures nationally and has been published in the NGSQ, Swedish American Genealogist, and others. In 2017, she founded the Certification Discussion Group, sharing her journey to receive the credential, is past president of the Seattle GS, program director for the Puget Sound chapter of APG, and is a co-founder of Applied Genealogy Institute, where the focus is on practicum-based learning.
Location and Hybrid Participation Options
This will be a hybrid program, with the following options available for participating.
  1. In-person attendance - our programs are held at the Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road Suite 100 in Mendota Heights, MN.
  2. Virtual – The Zoom link will be emailed to all members before the program.
  3. A recording will be available if you can’t attend in-person or virtually.
No quarterly program fee and you don’t need to register in advance.
The cost is $10 per person. If you attend in person, no need to register and pay in advance.  Zoom registration information will appear here as the meeting date approaches.