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These sites provide information, links and databases concerning genealogy and heraldry. Related information may be found under General Resources: Directories and Society: Ethnic Groups. For information about general genealogical resources available at the Library of Congress, consult the website of its Local History and Genealogy Reading Room.


Svenska Emmigrantinstitutet (http://www.swemi.nu)
The Swedish Emigrant Institute, in Växjö, Sweden, provides information on Swedish emigration, especially to America, and on the considerable resources available to researchers who visit the institute. In Swedish, English and German.

SweGGate: Sweden Genealogy Gate (http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Eswewgw/)
Sweden Genealogy Gate is a member of the WorldGenWeb Project, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide free genealogical advice through volunteer genealogists. Provides links to research guides, biographical databases, and discussion groups.

Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet (http://www.cyndislist.com/sweden.htm)
Cyndi's List for Sweden provides partially annotated links to professional researchers and research services, libraries and archives, and mailing lists within Sweden. This site also furnishes links to world-wide genealogical information, either alphabetically or by subject categories. In Swedish and English.

Genealogy Forum (http://genforum.genealogy.com)
For each country, Genealogy.com provides an email forum on various genealogical questions related to that country. Postings for each country-related forum may be easily consulted either through a directory of postings or through a search engine.

FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset%5Fsearch.asp)
A genealogical database primarily in North America but including many immigrants. Maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

International Civic Arms (http://www.ngw.nl)
Provides coats of arms for cities and provinces world-wide. Maintained by the International Civic Heraldry website in the Netherlands.

Genealogy surname navigator (http://www.rat.de/kuijsten/navigator/)
Provides a surname search engine.

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Here are some links that we think you will find useful and fun. Explore the world of Sweden on the net; it's full of surprises!

General Resources & References

OANDA.com - The Currency Site

www.oanda.com/convert/classic

The World Factbook

www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook

American Scandinavian Student Exchange

www.asse.com

SwedishTeachers.com website

www.swedishteachers.com

Resources & References in/about Sweden

Emigrantregistret/Kinship Center in Karlstad

www.emigrantregistret.s.se

The House of Genealogy in Leksand

www.genhouse-sweden.com

The Swedish Emigrant Institute in Vaxjö

www.swemi.nu

Swedish Archive Information

www.svar.ra.se

Swedish Embassies & Consulates Worldwide

www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/4189/l/en/pd/4189/e/3682

Svenska Institutet

www.si.se

Resources & References in/about the United States of America

Swedish Information Services &
 Consulate General of Sweden (New York)

www.webcom.com/sis

U.S. Embassies & Other Diplomatic Missions

usembassy.state.gov

U.S. Embassy ~ Denmark

www.denmark.usembassy.gov

U.S. Embassy ~ Finland

www.usembassy.fi

U.S. Embassy ~ Iceland

www.usa.is

U.S. Embassy ~ Norway

www.usa.no

U.S. Embassy ~ Sweden

stockholm.usembassy.gov

Museums in the United States of America

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden

www.polasek.org

American Association of Museums

www.aam-us.org

American Association for State & Local History

www.aaslh.org

American Swedish Historical Museum

www.americanswedish.org

Association of Midwest Museums

www.midwestmuseums.org

Minnesota Association of Museums

www.minnesotamuseums.org

Swedish American Museum Center

www.samac.org

Organizations in the United States of America

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

www.amscan.org

Sons of Norway

www.sofn.com

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce

www.sacc-usa.org

Swedish Council of America

www.swedishcouncil.org

Vasa Order of America

www.vasaorder.com

Organizations in the Minnesota

ASI Spelmanslag

www.asispelmanslag.org

Gustavus II Adolphus Society

http://www.thegustavusiiadolphussociety.org/

Svenskarnas Dag

www.svenskarnasdag.com

Swedish Genealogy Society of Minnesota

www.rootsweb.com/~mnsgsm

Visiting/About Minnesota and Minneapolis/Saint Paul

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

www.bloomingtonmn.org

City Search (Twin Cities)

www.twincities.citysearch.com

Greater Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association

www.minneapolis.org

Minnesota Tourism Information

www.exploreminnesota.com

Saint Paul Convention & Visitors Bureau

www.stpaulcvb.org

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce - Minnesota

www.sacc-minnesota.org

Twin Cities Tourism Attractions Association

www.funminnesota.com

Visiting/About the United States of America

National Park Service

www.nps.gov/parks

The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal

www.firstgov.gov

The United States Postal Service

www.usps.com

The White House

www.whitehouse.gov

Companies in Sweden/Swedish Companies

Investor AB

www.investorab.com

Rörstrand of Sweden

www.rorstrand.com

Media in Sweden

Online Swedish Newspapers (Tidningar)

www.bci.se/graphiclink/svenska/tidningar

Dagens Nyheter

www.dn.se

Göteborgs Posten

www.gp.se

Svenska Dagbladet

www.svd.se

Sydsvenska Dagbladet

www.sydsvenskan.se

Radio Sweden's Virtual North

www.sr.se

Swedish Television

www.svt.se

Museums in Sweden

List of Swedish Museums

icom.museum/vlmp/sweden.html

Nordic Museum, Stockholm

www.nordiskamuseet.se

The National Museum, Stockholm

www.nationalmuseum.se

Visiting/About Sweden

Stockholmtown.com

www.stockholmtown.com

Swedish Travel & Tourism Council

www.visit-sweden.com

The Official Gateway to Sweden

www.sweden.se

The Royal Family of Sweden

www.royalcourt.se

The Swedish Government

www.sweden.gov.se

Travel to/from/in Nordic Countries

IcelandAir

www.icelandair.com

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)

www.scandinavian.net

Hints on finding your ancestors:

Follow these steps to locate each of your Swedish ancestors and relatives:

1. Identify the specific ancestor you seek to locate. Spelling is important. A birth date is very helpful. Knowing the parish and county in Sweden is also helpful but not essential. Record the name of parents, if known. Siblings, if known. The more information you begin with, the more information you will be able to obtain.

2. Find a way to access the Emibas CD disc for Swedish immigrants. This could be through a library like the Church of Later Day Saints. See if there is one near you. You may want to consider buying this CD. Click HERE for details. From this disc you will be able to obtain the place of birth, the last place in Sweden where this ancestor lived when they emigrated, and the approximate date of immigration.

3. Find a way to access Genline. This could be by finding a library which has the service, or paying for it yourself. There is a 24 hour subscription, and a month subscription, either of which is quite affordable. Read the user guide. Select from the lan (county) from the drop down menu. Then select the parish as given in the information you obtained from the Emibas disc. 

4. When the list of reference volumes pops up on your screen, go to the Household Examination Record for the year when your ancestor emigrated. The farm name your ancestor lived in is given in the info you got from Emibas record. There may be a page number where this person can be found. Click on that page number and you are off on the hunt.

5. When you find the name of your ancestor, to the right will be the place of birth for that person. Go looking for the parish book for that year. You may need to change counties of your ancestor moved since birth. This may take some sleuthing to locate. 

6. When you find this person in the Household Examination Record book for the year of birth, the parents will be shown. Print that information.

7. Then work on each parent one at a time working backward through time. Eventually you will have enough savvy to also use the birth volumes, marriage volumes, and immigration volumes.

HERE is what the records produced for my Larson family.

Genline.com

If the parish is known for any person born in Sweden, then Genline is the next best step. With over 11 million records available online, the hunt can be addictive.

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