Read about the tour here: SwedGenTour
Et av de stedene jeg sender mine penger til for å betale abonnement, er www.genealogybank.com.
I dag fikk jeg epost fra dem om at de har lagt ut enda mer på serveren nå i mars.
Genealogybank.com skanner og legger ut blant annet aviser, og de blir skannet slik at de blir ganske søkbare. Dette er en enorm ressurs når man leter etter personer i USA. Her står både notiser om fødsel og vielse, slik som i lokalavisene i Norge. En stor del av avisene i USA blir omtalt i «obituary» (nekrolog, men omtaler personen mer enn i norske nekrologer, ofte er nekrologene skrevet av den avdøde selv). En obituary er typisk bygget opp slik:
- Navn, alder, bopel på den avdøde
- fødested og foreldre
- utdannelse og arbeidsliv, fritidssysler og engasjement
- hvem som døde før avdøde
- nålevende nær slekt er ofte navngitt
- kirketilhørighet om noen,
- begravelse/bisettelse/visitt-tid med familien
- hvilket begravelsesbyrå som har ansvar for alt (funeralhome)
- (og kanskje om de ønsker donasjon til organisasjon istedet for blomster)
Many sites out there with information about Scandinavian research. But this might be the one you really should follow. – the «world champions» in Genealogy is Familysearch, and they are putting out new inforamtion, resources and sources almost every day.
The FamilySearch Blog is interesting, and it gives tips about lots of different aspects on the research we are doing around this world.
Familysearch.org – where you can search for family
familysearch.org/learn – where you will find their research Wiki with informaton and how-to’s for many different countries. One of the good places there for Scandinavian research is the Scandinavia Portal
|Churchrecord from Nittedal 1776 – curtesy of Arkivverket.no|
The reason I thougth about Familysearch today was their post from their Facebook «Family History Library» – where they mentioned a blog-post from July 2011. This is important stuff if you gets back to the way-back-when!
They have actually put out a calendar there too, to use when you see those strange dates for ggggrandfathers christening date… make sure to check it out!
For minst 10 år siden møtte vi Ellen her i Englewood, hun var en venn av en venn. Siden møtte vi henne ikke så mye mer, annet enn et nikk på butikken.. så var hun borte i flere år.. men så forrige uke..
Rart med det når du ser et fjes ved fiskedisken, et usikkert smil. Så neste dag en som fyller opp vannflasker i hyllene, ser ut som et tungt arbeide! Jeg hilser og smiler, sier «hi, thank you how are you» – usikkert smil tilbake, jeg ser at hun har sett meg før, men det kan like gjerne være i kassa….
Forrige dagen var jeg i en litt annen butikk – klær og ting, ved håndklær og annet møtte jeg det samme rødhårede vakre mennesket, hun så på meg med litt sjenert smil – «jeg tror jeg kjenner deg men husker ikke helt…»
I kveld var vi på det lokale vannhullet, og der var den samme kvinnen, og jeg måtte bare si :»Ellen is that you » – hun så lenge på meg – og sa at » I have seen you all over the place all week – and I know you but I don’t remember from where»!!!
Jeg måtte bare fortelle henne at vi hadde en felles god venn, og Ellen slappet igjen av, skjønte at hun ikke hadde et «senior moment» som er litt for vanlig når man lever her i varmen…
Ellen hadde besøk av datteren sin, og vi ble sittende og prate, om Europa og verden, Elen sa: «With my hair – you can’t really say you are not Irish – .. så jeg sa .. har du sjekket.. og hun sa: Oh yeah – I am sort of in to genealogy….
Så da har Englewood Genealogical Society fått et nytt medlem, for jeg kommer til å ta med meg Ellen over når vi har julemøtet neste uke…. utrolig hva man finner ut av felles interesser over et glass! E-postadresser er utvekslet – og her blir det nok flere hyggelige samtaler!
Sånn er det i barer.. man møter hyggelige folk og andre slektsforskere!! 😀
Four swedish genealogists have been traveling in the US for one purpose only – to help Swedish-Americans to find their swedish relatives. I don’t know how many earlier SwedGenTours, but I know there have been several before.
Tomorrow they arrive in Salt Lake City, and their schedule for the 2 days of Swedish genealogy is fully packed with lectures and speeches. I am sure the swedish genealogists will have their afternoons filled with questions from people in need of help with their swedish ancestry!
Genealogy Tip of the Day is written by Michael John Neill, nationally know genealogical researcher, writer and lecturer. He also writes a weekly newsletter, Casefile Clues that covers a variety of genealogy how to topics. Every week Casefile Clues brings you one or more on sources, methodology, studies of cases, source citations, and a lot of other genealogy topics.
In the Genealogy Tip of the Day you’ll find some great tips and suggestions, Have a look and enjoy. Actually many of the tips goes where ever you are in the world doing genealogy research, but of course, some also only goes for the US research.
Some of the tips are like «of course – I knew that» – some are more «aaah yeah I will try that one».
I will put it on my blog-roll so I remember to go in there every day.
Yesterday (January 19th) we had our first meeting this season. We have decided to do this group informal, no «speaches» or «lectures» – only research and help and talk about doing genealogy in Norway.
We had three discussions at the meeting:
- Links to put out on the egsfl.org web to help people in their research.
- Research in Denmark: one of the members has now gotten to the point that she can start her research in Denmark, I showed her www.arkivalieronline.dk and the DIS-danmark.dk webpage. She was pretty excited to learn that Danmark also (together with Norway) has their churchrecords and censuses online for free!
- Language-barrier: Sue has bought a great Norwegian beginners book with a cd. Also I told the group about different dictionaries to use for old words we might find in Norwegian or other scandinavian records
Otto Jørgensen’s webpage with dictionary is pretty good, and includes a lot of words we will find in records, but maybe not in the newer dictionaries. (this is norwegian to english)
- NORDGEN has a dictionary that actually translates different words into english, from several languages. In the box «oppslagsord» – print the word you would translate, and you might get lucky!
Next meeting will be in March.
|Oh I? I don’t know noothing – I am from Norway!|
|The Norway/Denmark bench – Denmark in the middle.|
|Next meeting we will put Marens 2 brickwalls on Slektsforum, to see if our friends in Norway might be able to help!|
On the Scandinavian SIG ( Scandinavian Special Interest Group) meeting in March 2010, President Sue presented the new Englewood Genealogical Society FL website ( http://www.egslf.org ) At the time Sue and D’Ann were working on it, but now, (a couple of weeks ago) – I got my username and password, (wonderfully easy to remember) and the new web-pages looks great!
I am looking forward to our meetings – they are both fun and interesting. I am impressed by the researchers. The language-problems are huge, but they work hard and with just a tiny bit of help, they can do a lot on their own!
Looking forward to see you again, all of you Scandinavians! Also looking forward to christmas party, will bring norwegian goat-cheese and Lefse!
Again a great meeting with the «vikings» in Englewood Genealogical Society Even though they are refurbishing the Elsie Quirk library – trying to make it look modern and nice, we were able to have a good meeting. «The dusty halls of wisdom» now have a new meaning!
I brought with me some translations for Lois on her Grek-family from Sweden, and she was of course very happy to be able to read all the church-records she had from Genline.se. And, I was able to help Dottie on her research in Värmland (Gunnarskog) – we found both birthrecords from 1770, death record from 1839 and household-examination records from years in between have now been sent over to her by email. We also found some other people looking into the same family on Anbytar-forum, this might be Dotties relatives (also in the USofA).
It was also fun to see Maren, she has found her way into the Digitalarkivet, and was able to help others in their research in Vestfold. (Larvik) Also, Maren her self realized that the «Wee» name she is looking into, is a farm in Sande in Vestfold, and that we might be able to help her further in her research.
The informal way of meeting, to be able to talk and help, work together discuss and have fun with our research it is a great way to meet. Our next meeting will be in late April, hopefully with lots of new questions from the «vikings»!
After the meeting we went out with friends to do some St. Patrick-eating… corned beef and cabbage. My first. And I liked it! Even Obama claims Irish ancestry on St. Patrick’s day…
Englewood Genealogical Society (FL) had their first Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting for members with Scandinavian research meeting today! At the wonderful Elsie Quirk Library, 12 people attended.
Instead of me standing in the front talking and talking, everyone told about their research of their scandinavian (actually Norwegian and Swedish) relative, and then we discussed the matter. Really interesting, and we all could ask questions and learn! Great group!!
EGSF has many SIGs (Special Interest Groups), and it gives ideas like how to organize big societies into interest-groups.
Here are examples on SIGs this year:
- British Isles SIG:
Eastern States SIG:
- Canada and Tri-States are combined with Eastern States SIG
- Eastern Canadian Provinces, New England, Mid-Atlantic So. states: ME, NH, MA, VT, CT, RI, NY, PA, MD, DE, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, Quebec
- MAC Computer Users – REUNION – A Genealogy Family Tree Software program class
- Europe SIG:
- Midwest states SIG:
- Canadian Provinces, Midwest to Gulf
- Beginning Genealogy SIG –
- Family Tree Maker SIG
Scandinavian SIG – with Laila Christiansen and Sue Davis
I will work on a document to send out to the group (and I will also put it here on my blog) after the seminar tomorrow Drew Smith will talk about Social Networking for Genealogists
«Specifically, you’ll find chapters devoted to the following social networking concepts and services:
* Collaborative editing
* Genealogy-specific social networks
* General social networking (Facebook)
* Message boards & mailing lists
* Photos & video sharing
* RSS feeds
* Sharing personal libraries
* Virtual worlds
Note to self: Remember to buy book to take home to friend Torill