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October 14, 2023 Hybrid Fall Conference
Saturday, October 14
October 14, 2023 Hybrid Fall Conference  (Conference)
10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Jeff Jenson and Ingela-Selda Eilert Haaland
Our 2023 Fall Conference will be a hybrid program, in person at the Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, Mendota Heights, MN and virtually via Zoom. Times listed are Central Daylight Time.
Jeff Jenson is the College and Lutheran Church Archivist and Associate Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College.  He holds a BS in history from South Dakota State University; an MA in history from Minnesota State University, Mankato; and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  His professional background includes work with archives development, public service, and education.  He also teaches classes in genealogy.
Ingela-Selda Eilert Haaland holds a BA in English literature from St. Olaf College and Master of Education from the University of Minnesota.  Ingela teaches language and culture classes at the American Swedish Institute for adults and children.  She gives a number of lecture series at ASI on literary, historical and cultural topics.  She is a member of the ASI Spelmanslag, a folk music group that performs traditional Swedish folk music. 
This year we are offering three presentations by two expert presenters. The morning will start with a presentation by Jeff Jenson on the resources available at the Gustavus Adolphus College Archives that could help researchers working on their Swedish-American ancestors.  After lunch, Ingela-Selda Eilert Haaland will give a two-part presentation on the history of the Swedish language.  She will also give us tips on reading and understanding older Swedish that will help us decipher older documents.
The conference will be live-streamed and recorded, so registrants will have access to recordings for thirty days after the event.  Conference registrants will be emailed speaker notes and a link to the conference on Zoom three days prior to the event. 
Door Prizes
One-year individual membership to SGSM (2)
Three-month gift certificate to ArkivDigital
One-year individual membership to MGS
One RootsMagic 9 software package
 One Family Tree Maker 2019 software package
Kathy Meade will be present and will be offering ArikivDigital conference specials for all registrants.
You do not have to register for the door prizes.  The winners will be picked at random from the list of registrants and will be announced during the lunch break. 
The registration fee is $60 per attendee for members or $70 per attendee for non-members.  Registration must be received by October 11 (or October 6 if you order a box lunch). 
Please NOTE: Registration does NOT include lunch. 
Register using your credit card or PayPal - you do not need a PayPal account to use this button (please enter the name of the attendee in the field below):
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If you prefer to mail your registration with a check, print and mail this Registration Form. It must be received by October 11 (or October 6 if you are ordering a lunch)
Research Assistance by Appointment from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m.  Take the opportunity to break through one of your Swedish genealogical brick walls by scheduling an appointment with one of our crack volunteer research specialists.  Schedule a 30-minute appointment by emailing research@sgsmn.org.