If you have Swedish ancestry and are thinking about starting a genealogy project, you need to read an article by Jill Seaholm in the GenealogyandFamilyHistory blog. It is an excellent tutorial in "how to get started in Swedish genealogy research."
Jill Seaholm was born in the U.S but has 100% Swedish ancestry. She majored in Scandinavian Studies at Augustana College, studying the Swedish language and attending the Augustana Summer School in Sweden, and worked as a student assistant at the Swenson Center, indexing and doing research. Jill has worked at the Swenson Center full time and helped Swedish-Americans find their way back across the Atlantic since 1992.
The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, located at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, is “a national archives and research institute providing resources for the study of Swedish immigration to North America, the communities the immigrants established, and the role the immigrants and their descendants have played in American life.”
In other words, Jill Seaholm is an expert in Swedish genealogy. Her article is simple, but explains the basics and has lots of suggestions in "how to get started." You can find her article at http://www.genealogyandfamilyhistory.com/?p=812.
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