The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center welcomes the renowned SwedGenTour back to Augustana College this Fall!
What: Listen to lectures by professional genealogists from Sweden and sit for personal one-on-one Swedish genealogy lookup sessions with them (optional).
When: Sunday, 12 Oct. 2014, 10am - 4pm
Where: Room 102, Hanson Hall of Science, 726 35th Street, Rock Island IL (Building #43 on the below campus map, south end of 1st floor)
Cost: Free and open to the public (pre-registration is required).
Parking is available in Faculty/Staff Lot H or along 7th Avenue. There are a few accessible spaces on 35th Street south of 7th Ave.
The Day's schedule
Hanson Room 102:
10:00 - 10:30 Registration, Opening Remarks
10:30 - 11:30 Arkiv Digital, the Swedish Parish Records ‐ Kathy Meade
11:30 - 12:30 EmiWeb and other Swedish online resources and CDs ‐ Charlotte Börjesson
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch break - bring your own, eat in the student cafeteria, or go to a restaurant**
2:00 - 3:00 Swedish Estate inventories - Anna-Lena Hultman
3:00 - 4:00 Swedish soldiers - Anneli Andersson
Hanson Room 103:
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM One-on-One Sessions, next door in Hanson 103.
The SwedGen genealogists are offering individual research assistance. Sign up for 30 minutes with one of us and we will help you with your Swedish genealogical problems, give some ideas on where to look for more information and how to get in touch with living relatives in Sweden. Please fill out this query form before Sept 1 (http://www.lilleskogen.se/form2.htm) for one-on-one sessions. We have only 18 one-on-one spots to fill. You must be registered to attend the event in order to book a one-on-one session. The SwedGenTour genealogists will contact you personally about your one-on-one registration.
Register to attend the event by emailing the Swenson Center firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the name and address of each attendee. Register before noon Thursday, 9 Oct. 2014
See the SwedGenTour web site (http://swedgen.se/rockisland.htm) for more details and the leaders' biographies.
**Bring your own lunch, drive to local restaurants, or lunch can be purchased on the Augustana campus in the 5th floor dining room in the Center for Student Life (#26 on the campus map), which is about 250 yards away from Hanson Hall of Science.