Saturday, January 30, 2010

Links for Norwegian & Swedish Research

Laila Christiansen has provided the EGSF Scandinavian SIG many wonderful links for researching ancestors in Norway and Sweden, avvailable in pfd format or as a Word doc. The group will be SUPER busy till we meet again.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Scandinavian genealogy ...

This is exciting, Sue invited me to write on her blog. This is Social Networking for you!!

After meeting with the Scandinavian SIG (see my blogpost for pictures ) I am working on a document with lots of links to sites we talked about. I suggest the Norwegian Olsens play around here: Digitalarkivet - and the Swedish Swensons start here: Swedish Roots .

As mentioned, most of the scanned churchrecords for Sweden are only for Subscribers, but in Norway they are free. (well...the norwegian taxpayers don't really know where they money goes...) Remember though that Familysearch has a lot of resources, (secondary sources at best). They are now in the midst of putting out a lot of new resources and sources, also scanned documents. These resources are available at their pilotsite

Ha det bra! Hej då! 

Social Networking for Genealogists:Drew Smith at EGSF

Drew Smith presented a very informative program about social networking. He wrote a book on this topic and his knowledge on the subject is great. His handout had many websites.
A year ago, I decided to use collaboration as my main focus for researching. I bought the book last summer and decided to be "serious" about creating a blog for research. I also took collaboration webinar on Ancestry.
I first met Drew at the FL State Genealogical Conference and heard a shorter presentation on the subject. As soon I got home, I worked on getting this blog up and running.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

EGSF Scandinavian Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting

Laila Christiansen meet with the Scandinavian SIG of Englewood Genealogical Society of FL this morning for our 1st meeting as a group. There were 12 of us with our research interests in Norway and/or Sweden.  Since this was our first meeting, we talked about who and where were researching. Laila is sending all of us some links.We will explore the sites so that we will have a Q&A at our next meeting.
All of us are looking forward to our next meeting in March.