This class focuses on mastering the Swedish estate inventory records (bouppteckningar). The estate inventory records, which are similar to probate records, include genealogical information as well as information about the deceased's estate. The class will focus on how one can quickly identify the genealogical information in an estate inventory without knowing Swedish as well as identifying supplementary resources for working with these records.
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.