Recently, I received a review copy of Swedish Genealogy Research at a Glance. The venerable At a Glance series provides overviews to genealogical research on a variety of topics.
At a Glance Series
Leading genealogy educators write guides for the At a Glance series for specific countries, ethnicities, and record groups. The Genealogical Publishing Company then publishes these 8½ x 11, four-page guides, designed to provide the basics on particular topics. At a Glance guides are laminated to stand up to constant use.
Swedish Genealogy Research at a Glance
Robert Johnson, JD, CG, authored Swedish Genealogy Research for the At a Glance series. Johnson first provides an overview of Swedish migration to North America from 1850-1930. He also covers naming patterns and the Swedish language.
But the heart of Johnson’s guide focuses on Swedish records, beginning with the so-called “Big Five”: household examinations, birth/baptism, banns/marriage, death/burial, and moving in (inflyttning) and moving out (utflyttning) records.
Less common records covered include tax, census, land, military, and estate inventory records. The Swedish Genealogy at a Glance guide concludes with specific information and links on repositories for Swedish records.
The author gained CG certification as a professional genealogist in June 2016. He is fluent in Swedish and has researched Nordic-American origins for the past 40 years. Read his blog here.
Sassy Jane’s Review
My perspective is based on using Swedish genealogy records for a decade for my family research. I’m also currently enrolled in the SLIG class on Swedish and Finnish research. So here’s my short-and-sweet take: This handy reference guide helps beginner and intermediate researchers. Keep it on hand for quick reference to essential Swedish resources.
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