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The Family Tree Scandinavian Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Denmark, Sweden and Norway

Publisher: Family Tree Books

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 256 pages
Author: D. Fryxell
Year: 2019
ISBN: 9781440300752
Other: b&w photographs, maps, appendixes, addresses, index
Publisher: Family Tree Books

Trace your Swedish, Norwegian, or Danish ancestors with David A. Fryxell. He'll take you step-by-step through the exciting, and challenging, journey of discovering your Danish, Swedish or Norwegian roots.

You'll learn how to find your family's town of origin, locate key genealogical resources, decipher foreign-language records, and untangle the region's complicated history.

The book also includes language guides, sample records, and resource lists to aid your research.

Highlights include:

  • Strategies for identifying immigrant Scandinavian ancestors, plus how to trace them back to Europe from North America
  • Methods for locating Swedish genealogy records, Norwegian genealogy records, or Danish genealogy records within your family's town of origin
  • Detailed guides to finding and decoding common Scandinavian records, including: church records, civil registration records, census returns, property deeds, military records, and many more
  • Quick guides to Scandinavian history, geography, and language
  • Historical timelines, sample records, and resource lists that will bring your family history to life

If your family tree includes Swedish roots, Danish roots, or Norwegian roots, 'The Family Tree Scandinavian Genealogy Guide' is a must-have for your genealogy research.


Part 1. Linking your family to Scandinavia
1. Your Scandinavian heritage
2. Jump-starting your Danish, Swedish and Norwegian research
3. Identifying your immigrant ancestor

Part 2. Getting to know the old country
4. The history of Denmark
5. The history of Sweden
6. The history of Norway

Part 3. Tracing your family in Scandinavia
7. Understanding Scandinavian geography
8. Scandinavian languages and names
9. Church vital records
10. Other church records
11. Censuses and household examinations
12. Probate, estates and land records
13. Military records
14. Other records

Part 4. Advanced Sources and Strategies
15. Putting it all together
16. What to do when you get stuck
Appendix A. Books and resources
Appendix B. Writing for help
Appendix C. Language quick quides
Appendix D. Archives
Appendix E. Worksheets

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