The Swedish church books are usually the first Swedish records that one uses when tracing one's Swedish roots. These records are a "gold mine" because they are so complete and contain such detailed information. This webinar will give an overview of the Swedish church records: births, marriages, deaths, household examination records and records of movement. Using a case study, a demonstration will show how one can use the church books to trace one's Swedish heritage.
Kathy Meade is the North American representative for ArkivDigital AD AB, a company that offers online access to newly photographed images of Swedish historical records. Kathy has spent more than ten years giving presentations, writing articles and helping persons with Swedish genealogy. She serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago. Kathy spent seven years living and working in Sweden and Norway where she learned to read both languages.