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26 July 2013

Swedish Genealogy Day at the Oakland FamilySearch Library

I'm pleased to share this announcement from member Marge Bell.

Saturday, October 12, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Oakland FamilySearch Library
(formerly Oakland Regional Family History Center)
4766 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, California 94602

Have you hit a brick wall in your Swedish research or do you want to know where to begin? The Oakland FamilySearch Library will be hosting a day of Swedish research classes and individual consultations.

The one-day seminar will feature:
  • Anna-Lena Hultman, expert on emigration research who helped develop the Emibas CD
  • Anneli Andersson from the Mellerud Museum and Genealogy Archive
  • Charlotte Börjesson, board member with the Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden (DIS)
  • Kathy Meade - North American representative for ArkivDigital
There is no fee for the seminar but tickets are required. Email the library with your request and use the subject line: SwedGen. Space permitting, walk-ins may be allowed after 9:20 a.m.

There are a limited number of one-on-one, thirty minute consultations available by appointment only. Fill out the online research query form before September 1, 2013. Be sure to indicate that you will be attending at the Oakland, CA site.

9:00 a.m.     Doors open, registration, tickets for door prizes
9:30 a.m.     Opening remarks and Introductions
10:00 a.m.   Using ArkivDigital - online Swedish church records, Kathy Meade
11:00 a.m.   Swedish online resources and CDs, Anneli Andersson

12:00 p.m.   Lunch (bring your own) Drinks and snacks available for purchase. Library computers and wifi available during lunch break

1:15 p.m.   Door Prizes (must be present to win)
1:30 p.m.   DISBYT (Swedish Family Tree Database) and EmiWeb, Charlotte Börjesson
2:30 p.m.   Leaving for America: Swedish culture with emigration history, Anna‐Lena Hultman
3:30 p.m.   Question and answer session

Download the information flier.

The Oakland FamilySearch Library, formerly known as the Oakland Regional Family History Center, is one of the largest and most accessible centers for genealogical research in California, with more than 9,000 volumes of books, periodicals, family histories, city and county histories, city directories, plus over 37,000 reels of microfilm and 9,000 microfiche containing millions of local vital records and historical census data from all over the world.

Copyright © 2013 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.