Virtual ArkivDigital Genealogy Workshop – September 25

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The Lindsborg Old Mill and Swedish Heritage Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas will be hosting a virtual Swedish genealogy workshop on Saturday, September 25 from 9:00 AM to 4 PM Central Daylight Time. Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be one of the presenters. Registration will be limited to 100 attendees.

Four presentations on ArkivDigital and Swedish genealogy will be given during the day. Conference specials will be offered to registered attendees. The presentations will be the following:

  • Getting to know ArkivDigital for Swedish Research
  • Create a family tree in ArkivDigital
  • Exploring lesser-known records in ArkivDigital
  • Historical Weights, Measures and Money of Sweden

Click here for program information and click here for registration.

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Virtual Presentation – What is New in ArkivDigital?

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Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be the presenter for the virtual monthly meeting of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

The presentation is titled “What is new in ArkivDigital?”. The presentation will demonstrate the search indexes that enable one to easily discover one’s rich Swedish heritage as well as point out some key collections.

The event begins at 10:30 AM Central Daylight Time.

The event is free but one must register. Click here for program and registration information.

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Swedish American Church Books in ArkivDigital

ArkivDigital has Swedish-American church books for the following states in ArkivDigital’s online library:

  • Illinois – 2
  • Iowa – 88
  • Kansas – 100
  • Minnesota – 125
  • Missouri – 9
  • Nebraska – 120
  • Oklahoma – 1
  • South Dakota – 1
  • Wisconsin – 12

The Swedish-American church books include birth, marriage, death, membership, reception of members, dismissal of members, protocols and account records. Often you will find anniversary booklets, church histories, attachments to records and even in some congregation archives family histories. The types of records vary by parish and denomination. Click here for more information about types of church records.

Anniversary books were often created to celebrate the 50th, 75th, or 100th anniversary of the church. These books often will give a history of the congregation, sometimes a history of the settlement, biographical sketches of the ministers and even occasionally biographies, genealogies and photos of the early church members.

Below is a photo of Mrs. David Lindström or Maja Lisa Andersdotter born on July 28, 1811 in Fivlered parish and who emigrated with her husband and children to North America in 1852. This was taken from the 1863-1903 Minnesalbum (Anniversary booklet or remembrance album) for the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Paxton, Illinois. In 1903, she was the oldest living member in the congregation.

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English book – Explore Your Swedish Heritage

Do you want to learn more about ArkivDigital and Swedish genealogy? ArkivDigital has published a book in English, Explore Your Swedish Heritage” by Håkan Skogsjö. This book guides one from the first steps of genealogy research to advanced methodologies.

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This book tells you how to uncover your Swedish origins and your family history through searching archival sources on the internet—church books, estate inventories, military muster rolls, and other historical documents—how to interpret them and how they can be used in your family research. You do genealogical research directly in the original records. And best of all, the book is written from beginning to end from an ArkivDigital perspective. All case study examples use ArkivDigital showing you the search steps for finding the records.

For more information about the book, click here.

In North America, we have a U.S. distributor and a Canadian distributor.

Click here to purchase the book from our U.S. distributor.

Click here to purchase the book from our Canadian distributor.

If you live in country outside of North America and want to purchase an English edition, please contact our customer service at kundtjanst@arkivdigital.se.

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Virtual Exhibitor – Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree

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ArkivDigital is an exhibitor at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Virtual Conference 2021. The exhibit hall is open from June 4th through June 13th, 2021. Visit our booth for a special on an annual subscription and to enter a drawing for a 3-month subscription. The exhibit hall is free but you will need to register, if you are not a member. Click here to enter the exhibit hall.

Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital is one of the conference speakers. She is giving a pre-recorded presentation “Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color”. The presentation will be available on June 11th through October 10, 2021 for paid conference attendees.

For more information about conference – click here.

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Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree – Exhibitor

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ArkivDigital is an exhibitor at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Virtual Conference 2021. The exhibit hall is open from June 4th through June 13th, 2021. Visit our booth for a special on an annual subscription and to enter a drawing for a 3-month subscription. The exhibit hall is free but you will need to register, if you are not a member. Click here to enter the exhibit hall.

Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital is one of the conference speakers. She is giving a pre-recorded presentation “Research Your Swedish Heritage in Living Color”. The presentation will be available on June 11th through October 10, 2021 for paid conference attendees.

For more information about conference – click here.

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One of the “101 Best Websites for Genealogy” in 2021

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ArkivDigital is proud to announce that again we have been selected as one of the “101 Best Websites for Genealogy” by Family Tree Magazine. Family Tree Magazine is North America’s leading genealogy magazine, helping readers discover and preserve their family history.

Each year, Family Tree Magazine publishes the 101 Best Websites for family history to guide genealogists to the top websites where they can make family history research progress, and to honor the individuals and organizations who create those sites.

ArkivDigital has been selected as one of the Best Scandinavian Genealogy Sites of 2021. You can find the full list of the “101 Best Websites 2021” by clicking here.

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Spring Virtual Swedish Genealogy Workshop

ADlogga2-stor The McPherson County Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg, Kansas will be hosting a virtual Swedish genealogy workshop on Saturday, March 20 from 9:00 AM to 4 PM Central Standard Time. Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be one of the presenters. Registration will be limited to 100 attendees.

There will be four presentations:

  • Introduction to ArkivDigital
  • Swedish Historical Maps and Property Records
  • Searching by name in the Swedish church books
  • Finding my ne’er-do-well, scoundrel Swedish great-grandfather using DNA and ArkivDigital

Click here for program details and click here for registration.

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ROOTSTECH CONNECT – FEBRUARY 25-27

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This year RootsTech Connect, the largest genealogy conference in the world, will be virtual and free. The event will actually begin on Wednesday, February 24th with a preview of the Expo Hall starting at 7 PM Eastern Standard Time and lasting until 11 PM. At 11 PM Eastern Standard time, the first main stage presentation will be live streamed and the event will continue through Saturday, February 27th.

 

There are hundreds of classes to view and these will also be available for free viewing for up to a year after the conference.

We at ArkivDigital are excited to be participating in this event as an exhibitor and both Kathy Meade and Niklas Hertzman of ArkivDigital will be speakers. Watch our blog and other social media this week for more news about our participation in RootsTech Connect and how to visit us in the Expo Hall.

For more information and registration information about RootsTech Connect, click here.

Click here to view a video of a sneak preview of what you can expect at RootsTech Connect. The video is presented by FamilySearch.

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Virtual Presentation – Lesser-known records in ArkivDigital

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Kathy Meade of ArkivDigital will be the presenter for the virtual monthly meeting of the Swedish American Genealogical Society of the Swedish American Museum of Chicago on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

The presentation is titled “Lesser-known Records in ArkivDigital”. While many are familiar with the Swedish church books, there are many additional types of historical records in ArkivDigital. This presentation will point out some of these records such as the seamen house records (similar to merchant marines), prison records, orphanage records, domestic passports and other lesser- known records and how they can help you gain a deeper understanding of your Swedish heritage.

The meeting will begin at 10 AM Central Standard Time.

Click here for program and registration information.

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