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Scandinavian and Ancient Genealogy – Members Only Event – Free

March 23 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEST

People search for their ancestors for several reasons. Some like to see how far back they can find the ancestors. Some like to find ancestors overseas, and then search forward to find relations living now. Some have been recommended by their doctor to find out if there could be any inherited weakness or disease from their ancestors, by finding the reason why they died. There are at least 4 ways to research your ancestors in Scandinavia. You can go there yourself, visit the archives, and may be visit the places where your ancestors lived. You can contact a researcher overseas that can go to the archives for you. You can contact a researcher here that can search online records from the archives and translate them. You can do the research yourself, by looking at several web-sites that have information of interest.
Ancient genealogy: Iceland have family trees going back a thousand years or more. If you can find a link to one of them, you can find your ancestors far back.

 

Presenter:
Steinar Johanson

I have been looking for ancestors since I was 8 years old, when I visited a book shop in Trondheim, Norway, and happened to see a form on a table inside the door. The form was an ancestor form, with space for 4 generations of ancestors. I purchased the form, and started asking for details from my parents, grand-parents and their relations.  But after a couple of months, I was told to go to the local archive to find information further back.  At the first visit to the archive, the visitors have to fill in a form with their details, including profession. My profession was pupil. I was at primary school at the time. When I arrived in Brisbane in 1980, I joined The Genealogical Society of Queensland (GSQ) and soon became the convenor for the Scandinavian Group. I have held that position since then.

 

Tickets will close at 8am Saturday 23 March 2024.
The link is included in your registration payment – Please make sure you retain this.
This event is Free to GSQ/ QFHS members and it will be recorded and available to registrants for 4 weeks to view.

 

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Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEST
Event Category:

Venue

Virtually via Zoom
QLD Australia

Organiser

GSQ
Phone
(07) 3349 6072
View Organiser Website