Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota
Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota
Researching Swedes and Swedish Immigration Worldwide

From the Grab Bag

From the Grab Bag is a collection of vignettes about the personal experiences our members have encountered while doing Swedish genealogy. We welcome SGSM members to submit their own stories of 500-750 words based on their personal experiences. Please submit your stories and related images to info@sgsmn.org and we'll contact you.

Suggested topics are:

  • Success stories.
  • Brick walls.
  • Genealogy adventures and misadventures (e.g. travel, cemetery, visits to the old homestead, serendipity).
  • Tips on travel to Sweden.
  • Swedish customs and traditions your family kept alive in America.
  • Family “skeletons in the closet”.
  • DNA connections – how people have made family connections thru DNA testing.