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Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook [Hardcover]

Per Clemensson , Kjell Andersson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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November 1, 2004 1593312768 978-1593312763
Get a start on your Swedish family history with Your Swedish Roots, a step-by-step handbook to help guide you in researching your Swedish ancestors. First, learn general information about Sweden, Swedish naming practices, and the Swedish language. These basics will help you research names of ancestors and search through Swedish records with greater ease. Next, learn what Swedish records are available, where to find them, and how to use them. Swedish church records will be one of the most value to you, as they are very complete and well preserved. Finally, follow sample cases on particular Swedish families to learn helpful research steps for your own family history. As you learn about your Swedish ancestry, you will experience the rewarding feelings that come from seeking out and discovering your ancestors.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Ancestry Publishing (November 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593312768
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593312763
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.7 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweden unleashed October 10, 2005
Format:Hardcover
If you have any Swedish heritage (and a surprising number of Americans do), then look no further for an informative and practical reading experience about Sweden. It's all here: history, cultural references, highlights of different regions, and maps and old photographs that let you connect with the country-and your heritage.

Do not miss this book if you are planning a trip to Sweden. This book will definitely help sketch out for you what your trip should be about. Then you can go ahead and buy a travel book for the details of surviving and getting around.

But the main focus of the book is tracing your Swedish ancestry through the different available sources. All the other stuff works to support you in your research. There are examples of how to find and use the church records, locations that now have them available on microfiche, other possible sources of information, and up-to-date web references. And it's all presented in a useful, readable, and quotable style. You may even find yourself talking out loud in Swedish as you read what the different church records may have recorded to keep track of the people. I have gone through this book twice on my own, and even now, I still read parts out loud to impress my friends with my Swedish heritage.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I wish I would have ordered this book when I first saw it on Amazon several months ago - I'd have saved hours and hours of Internet searching. YOUR SWEDISH ROOTS is easy to read, loaded with every resource you'll need to trace your family tree, how-to instructions, a dictionary of helpful words, and a chapter suggesting where and how to travel within Sweden to visit the areas of your heritage.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Basic Intro May 17, 2007
Format:Hardcover
Well written and not too complicated to follow. This book lends great insights into how best to utilize the tools available - especailly when researching data bases available in Sweden.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swedish Genealogy November 20, 2011
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Outstanding book to introduce someone to searching their Swedish genealogy. It contains very good background on many of the Swedish customs. It also contains examples of records that are used for genealogy research. Translations are provided for the headings on the records to make it easier for someone who does not read Swedish.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swedish genealogy help August 17, 2010
By MB
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This book gives step by step instructions on how to do Swedish genealogy using all the avaialble resources. Easy to understand and clear
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book! February 8, 2008
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This is the best book I have read on researching your Swedish heritage. It gives good illustrations and gives step by step information on how to work your way through the parish records to find your family. I purchased this before paying for a subscription to Gen Line so I would know what to do and how to go about searching for the records I need. It also tells how to find out which parish to research to locate your family. I discovered that I have more research to do before I spend the money for GenLine. Thanks to this book I'm saving money in knowing what information I need before going through the parish records. This book is worth every penny.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swedish genealogy book--Your Swedish Roots September 20, 2010
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I had wanted a copy of this book once I used a borrowed one for my Swedish genealogy. It gives so much good background information to help with understanding, and it helps with trying to read Swedish records and understanding the Swedish records that are available. It is a #1 book to have for Swedish research. There's also information having to do with Genline in it, and Genline is an amazing website. I'm so glad it's found in Family History Centers because I wouldn't be able to use that website otherwise.
Between this book and Cradled in Sweden, Swedish research can really be accomplished!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book May 26, 2014
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This book is a must read. This book is everything the the reviews said it was. I strongly suggest getting it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars but personally I was pleased with what I have read before I sent him...
I have turned my book over to my son who will be working on the Swedish lines, but personally I was pleased with what I have read before I sent him the book.
Published 1 month ago by Lila Semadeni
5.0 out of 5 stars It was exactly what I wanted. I had borrowed this book from a friend,...
Contains vital information that I needed. I feel I can use it as reference for many years to come. I have already used its many
resources to find additional information.
Published 7 months ago by Linda Cummings
5.0 out of 5 stars Your Swedish Roots
This book is full of helpful information for first-time genealogy seekers. It has all of the necessary tools to find your Swedish roots.
Published 7 months ago by Nancy Gillette
3.0 out of 5 stars Very efficient
This book is a must-have for any descendant researching their Swedish roots. The step-by-step explanation by taking a research case and showing the how-to is invaluable for... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Karex
4.0 out of 5 stars I am happy with this purchase.
I have enjoyed the book and got it in a short period of time, and it is a good book about my Swedish ancestors. Thank you.
Published 8 months ago by E David Swalberg
1.0 out of 5 stars My mistake
I didn't realize it was a genealogical book, I thought that it will include the founding fathers of this culture with pictures in color and was very disappointed when it arrived . Read more
Published 10 months ago by Paola V. Fa„ndez Garc„a
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeds expectations
Very Informative guide-- recommend this for those researching Swedish genealogy on popular internet programs. Very helpful and easy to understand.
Published 10 months ago by Glenn Catley
5.0 out of 5 stars Genealogy buff - love this
This book helped immensely when I started going into Swedish archives to review records. It also explained much about the culture/times of emigration. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Cheri
5.0 out of 5 stars Old woman about to discover her Swedish Heritage.
I really like this book, it has told me more things about how to search and where than I ever knew before. It's easy to read and in good detail too. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Guide for Family Research
The information is well structured and provides insight into the reasons for immigration from Sweden during different time periods. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Kathy Ewalt
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