Find Your Swedish Ancestors Episode 6

Happy new 2017 and February already! Don’t you agree there isn’t enough time when doing genealogy and family history research?

My goals for this year:

#1 Dig deep into DNA genealogy. I have with FamilyTreeDNA in 2013 and with Ancestry last year when they made it available to ship tests to Sweden.

#2 Planning what genealogy event to visit this year. RootsTech is coming up next week but I will have to settle for the live streaming (which I love that they are doing). I will also watch Lisa Louise Cooke and the people of Genealogy Gems Podcast doing their live streams from RootsTech. Genealogy Gems is celebrating 10 years this year and is a great inspiration to me.

#3 Going on a family reunion in Minnesota this summer…


Allt för Sverige – Great Swedish Adventure was nominated for an international Emmy award.. and they won! Big congrats! And they are looking for people for season 7 right now.. check out

ArkivDigital, the company that have about 67 millions color images covering various kinds of historical documents such as church records, court records and inventory of estates announced the other day they bought millions of
arial photos. This photos will be digitized and added to the other images. It is photos from the 1950s and forward of houses, farms and gas stations from all over Sweden. Read more on their blog here:

Fat Tuesday is coming out! Celebrate by making your own Swedish Fastlagsbulle.



A free, Danish database with emigrants, a lot of them Swedes since many went over Copenhagen. You will find it at Click on Emigrants and then start searching. Remember if you type in Last residence to type Sverige and not Sweden.




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