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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 11.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 11.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Barbados, BillionGraves, Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,703,529 indexed records from the U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846–1910, collection; […]

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MyHeritage Adds Over 32 Million Records from Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland, Dating Back to the Early 1600s

The following press release was written by MyHeritage.com staff: STOCKHOLM & OSLO, Norway & COPENHAGEN, Denmark & HELSINKI & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MyHeritage, the popular family history network announced today a market expansion initiative focused on the Nordic countries. Millions of families can now search digitized Nordic records dating back to the 17th century to […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, New Zealand, Sweden, & the USA

The following data was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 3.1 million indexed records and images from England, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,669,755 indexed records from the New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855–1973, collection, the 272,611 indexed records from the U.S., Arkansas, First Draft […]

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Vermont Needed Swedes Who Could Withstand the Rigors of Vermont Rural Living

The following teaser is from an interesting article about a little-known program to get Swedes to immigrate to Vermont. EAST DUMMERSTON, VT. — Until recently, Earl Cavanagh didn’t know that many of his ancestors came to Vermont from Sweden as part of a short-lived state-run program to help repopulate the abandoned hill farms with people […]

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Scandinavian-American Genealogical Resources

Scandinavian-American Genealogical Resources is a straight-forward listing of resource pertinent to Americans and Europeans searching their Nordic ancestry. Resources are divided into five major Nordic groups, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish. Each group, of course, represents a home country. The book lists resources by this home country association, but offers repositories found in that […]

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Swedish Genealogy Workshop in Lindsborg, Kansas September 29

A Swedish Genealogy Workshop will be held Saturday, September 28th & Sunday, September 29th at Lindsborg, Kansas, the “Little Sweden” of the USA. The folowing news release was received from Kathy Meade: Join us for a Swedish genealogy weekend in Lindsborg, led by genealogists from Sweden! Genealogists from Sweden will present informative sessions for both […]

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FamilySearch Adds to Collections for BillionGraves, Canada, Italy, Peru, Sweden, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 9.4 million index records and images this week from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Italy, Peru, Sweden, the United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 3,368,091 index records and images from the U.S., Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952, collection, the 2,187,206 […]

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Your Swedish Roots

Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook may be the most comprehensive book on Swedish family history research available on the market today. The book focuses on Swedish-American research, from immigrant descendents back to their roots in the old country. Starting with basic instructions, the book quickly moves to detailed case studies full of […]

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Minnesota Women Discovers Her Swedish Family Via a Reality Show

The following excerpt is from an article a the February 7, 2013 edition of KSTP.com: If you’ve ever heard a good “Sven and Ole” joke, you can credit that to the large Scandinavian population that settled in Minnesota. Nearly 10 percent of our population has Swedish ancestors. According to the 2000 Census, 586,000 Swedish-Americans have […]

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FamilySearch Adds Millions of Records for Belgium, China, Philippines, and the U.S. – 20 States Now Completed for the 1940 Census

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch published new, free records online for Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, Georgia, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The 1940 US Census Community Project continues to progress quickly. Online volunteers have now indexed 80 […]

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Growing Need for International FamilySearch Indexers

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: More than 120 projects are currently available from countries outside the U.S., representing 16 languages. Since the first of the year, new projects have been launched from Bolivia, Paraguay, Switzerland, and the Philippines. Later this year, FamilySearch indexing plans to release projects for Armenia, Costa Rica, Denmark, […]

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1940 U.S. Census Community Project Nearly Halfway Complete

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: 22 May 2012 – The halfway point for indexing the 1940 U.S. census is fast approaching. Congratulations and thank you to all of the volunteers participating in this unprecedented genealogical community effort. Currently more than 20 states are at or above 85 percent complete. Six states — […]

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All 1940 US Census Images and Six States Now Published Online – 20 Million Records for 21 Other Countries Also Added

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: The 1940 US Census Community Project, which includes FamilySearch, Archives.com, Findmypast.com, NARA, and ProQuest.com, have now published browsable images online for 1940 U.S. Federal Census and the completed searchable indexes for six of the states. Online volunteer indexers have indexed 35% of the census. At current rates, […]

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Your Swedish Roots

Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook may be the most comprehensive book on Swedish family history research available on the market today. The book focuses on Swedish-American research, from immigrant descendents back to their roots in the old country. Starting with basic instructions, the book quickly moves to detailed case studies full of […]

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Finding Your Scandinavian Ancestors

Time and again I have heard genealogists discuss the difficulties of researching their Scandinavian ancestors. Having, myself, a line of Norwegian ancestors I can attest to the difficulties sometimes found in this research. However, author Dr. Penelope Christensen, in Finding Your Scandinavian Ancestors, declares the process is much easier than is often expected. According to […]

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