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April 21,2018 - Edina MN - Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota**

Colonial Church
6200 Colonial Way, Edina MN
Saturday, April 21,2018
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Being Swedish in America

How a sense of Swedishness developed in the US, what it consisted of, how it changed, how it related to and differed from the sense of Swedishness in the homeland, and the current situation for Swedishness in the US.

Dag Blanck is a professor of North American Studies and the Director of the Swedish Institute for North American Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden. He serves as Director of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. His research interests include American immigration and ethnic history with special emphasizes on Swedish migration to North America; transnational culture influences, and the nature and dynamics of multicultural societies. His current research focuses on a book-length study of the trans-Atlantic Swedish-American cultural and social relationships since 1850.
He has authored and edited many books and articles.

May 1 - Brainerd, MN

The Brainerd Public Library will host three genealogy workshops May 1.

Participants may register by calling the library at 218-829-5574 or by visiting https://tinyurl.com/bplmayclass. All of the classes will be taught by genealogist Rick Crume. The classes will include:

• 11 a.m. to noon will be "A Guide to FamilySearch and Ancestry." A free site, FamilySearch.org has a large, growing collection of records, books, photos and family trees. Available at the Brainerd Public Library and other Kitchigami Regional Library branch locations, Ancestry Library Edition gives people free access to billions of census records, vital records, directories, photos and more. Crume will share search strategies and power user tips for both websites.

• 1-2 p.m. will be "Tree-Keeping." For people who are serious about genealogy who will need tools to help find record names, dates, places, relationships and sources, not to mention family stories and photographs. There also will be huge collections of online records and family trees and people can share their family history online. Genealogy software, an online tree or a combination of the two may help people accomplish these tasks. Crume will compare the most popular options, including RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker software, Ancestry Member Trees and the FamilySearch Family Tree. He'll also describe how people can synchronize their family trees on their computer, mobile devices and online family trees.

• 2:30-3:30 p.m. will be "Foreign Newspapers Online." Newspapers from around the world, some dating back to the 18th century, are online. Most collections offer full text searching and many are free. In this session people will learn how to use online foreign newspapers to discover references to immigrant ancestors before they left their homelands or stories about American relatives traveling abroad, working overseas, serving in the military or doing missionary work.

A contributing editor for Family Tree Magazine, Crume has also written for Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, Discovering Family History, the National Genealogical Society's NewsMagazine and the Minnesota Genealogist, as well as genealogical journals in Canada and Great Britain. He is the author of "Plugging Into Your Past: How to Find Real Family History Records Online." He specializes in online research, genealogy software and British genealogy.

This free Legacy Program sponsored by the library is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota in 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota's arts and cultural heritage.

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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