Swedish websites and when will
the DearMYRTLE's FAMILY HISTORY HOUR return?
From: Anna-Karin Schander
First I would like to tell you how much I enjoy your podcast and columns. For me
a Swede it was especially enjoyable to hear the last Family History hour June
20 were you spoke about Genline and their Swedish church records online. They
are however not the only site offering church records online SVAR (Swedish
Archival information in Ramsele) is a branch and a company founded by a branch
of the Swedish National Archive (Riksarkivet) they have microfilmed Swedish
church records and other archival material on
microfische and in later year as scanned images on the internet. They have some
material that Genline do not have (and also the other way around) so they both
overlap each other I subscribe to both. They also have the searchable version of
the Swedish census 1890 and 1900. Their website are at
If you click the little English flag to the left on the screen you will get to a
English language version of the site.
I also wonder when the next Family History Hour will be available as podcast. I
enjoy the columns but it is still not the same as the Family history Hours with
its interviews. I also hope you will tell something about searching for people
who immigrated to the USA from Europe from the perspective of us European
listeners who has relatives who immigrated to USA and want to search after
In my hometown Växjö in the province of småland we have a Museum and Archive
about Swedish Immigration to USA, the Swedish Immigrant Institute
How's your English? My Swedish is terrible.
As a result of your email, I have written to
Svar.re.se to ask if there is a representative who is available for an
interview in an upcoming DearMYRTLE's FAMILY HISTORY HOUR podcast. I hope to
schedule guests within the month.
Your website is cool. I particularly like the
picture of your maternal grandmother Jenny Elise Strinnholms.
It may interest you to know that Bruce Buzbee, the
developer of RootsMagic was at two of the genealogy conferences I attended in
October. In fact, at both conferences, I demonstrated how to use the RootsMagic
SHARE CD WIZARD to create a read-only version of my RootsMagic database,
complete with all pictures and scanned images of documents attached to each
ancestor. He will be delighted to hear that you've found his program useful. In
fact, let me send a copy of this email to him.
On the topic of tracing relatives who emigrated
from Sweden to the US, we need to keep talking. Usually we here in the US talk
about ANCESTORS, but many breakthroughs come from COUSINS. We do have some
Swedish research experts, who mostly explain to Americans about the Swedish
records. I'll try to arrange an interview with one to talk about the migration
patterns among Swedes who entered the US. I am only personally familiar with the
very early group that settled on the Delaware River, in the 1600s, long before
was established. It is a challenge with the US being so large, to know about
every migration pattern. I think with your input, I should study this subject
for the next while. THANKS, kiddo, for the assignment! <grin>
Happy family tree climbing!