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The Mad Waters of the Famous Imatra Falls, Finland.
           Underwood & Underwood Publishers, 1908. Stereograph.

 

Scandinavian Special Interest Group Meetings

The Scandinavian Group meets on the third Saturday of the month, (except for July and August), 1 - 3 pm at the Scandinavian Cultural Center,  6540 Thomas St., Burnaby, B.C.  Website: www.scandinaviancentre.org

Events & activities take place throughout the year. Please check the B.C.G.S. website: www.bcgs.ca

or contact one of the Scandinavian Group members below.

This is in co-operation with the Scandinavian Cultural Society (SCS) which sponsors many events and projects throughout the year. Check the SCS website for upcoming activities or membership information: www.scandinavianculturalsociety.org

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Look for us each year at the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, held in June at the Scandinavian Cultural Center,  6540 Thomas St., Burnaby, B.C.

Scandinavian Community Centre: www.scandinaviancentre.org

B.C. Genealogical Society Web Calendar for regular meeting and special event dates and details: http://www.bcgs.ca/Calendar/current.htm

 

    Solliens Kirke, Brevkort fra Norge, 
     Postcard - #671, Eneberettiget, Mittet & Co. 1908.

 

Scandinavian Special Interest Group Contacts

Poul Erik Rasmussen - Specialty: Denmark

sonofrasmus @ shaw.ca

604 526 1233

Helen Niskala - Specialty: Finland

hniskala @ shaw.ca

604 263 7344

M. Diane Rogers -Specialty: Sweden

diane_rogers @ shaw.ca

604 294 5369
 

 

B.C.G.S. Walter Draycott Library - Scandinavian resources

the B.C. Genealogical Society's Walter Draycott Library holds over 12,000 genealogical publications, microforms, CDs and other materials.

The Library includes many resources for Scandinavian research, including general guides and dictionaries, genealogical books and CDs, journals from Scandinavian and North American-Scandinavian genealogical and historical societies and maps. New this year are the 1900 Swedish census CD and Emibas, the Swedish emigrant register CD.

Main Library catalogue: www.bcgs.ca/search/library_Catalogue/BCGS_list.asp

For other catalogues, and for directions to the Library, see the B.C.G.S. home page: www.bcgs.ca

LIBRARY HOURS: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - 10 am to 3 pm. (Closed holiday weekends and if it snows.)

B.C.G.S. members have free access to the Library and borrowing privileges; $5.00 a day fee for non-members.

Library Address: Unit 211, 12837 - 76th Avenue, Surrey, B.C.

(Note: see mailing address below)

LIBRARY TELEPhone: 604 502 9119

 

Carding and spinning, Telemarken, Norway. 
 Keystone View Company, 1906. Stereocard

 

New to Scandinavian Genealogy?   Selected Web links

Denmark   finland   greenland   iceland   norway   sweden

scandinavian history   add'l resources     on-line translating

newER to genealogy?

 

Denmark      

Danish State Archives: www.sa.dk/content/us

Danish Research Outline by Aurelia Clemons: www.ida.net/users/really

Danish Parishes, Danish Naming Patterns, etc. ProGenealogists: www.progenealogists.com/denmark/parishes.htm

DIS-Danmark, association of genealogical researchers: www.dis-danmark.dk/dis-english.asp

Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens, Dickson, Alberta: www.dancanmuseum.ca

If you have lost contact with friends or family that have immigrated to British Columbia, Canada, the Danish Lutheran Church of Vancouver is happy to help you re-establish contact http://www.danishchurch.vancouver.bc.ca/kirkebladet/findfamily.html 

Finland

FinnLinks: www.genealogia.fi/finnlinks

Genealogical Society of Finland: www.genealogia.fi/indexe.htm

Directory of Cities and Towns, and Regions in Finland: www.fallingrain.com/world/FI

How to pronounce Finnish names, Kai Nikulainen: www.sci.fi/~kajun/finns

Excerpts from "Archival Sources for the Study of Finnish Canadians" by Edward W. Laine: http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/nac-finn.htm

 

GREENLAND

Greenland GenWeb site: www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/8066/greenland.htm

Greenland Research Centre, University of Denmark: www.natmus.dk/sw18625.asp

Oqaasileriffik - the Greenland Language Secretariat (personal names, place names, dictionary): www.oqaasileriffik.gl/content/us

"Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World - Greenland" by Anker Weidick, with section on 'The Landsat Images of Greenland' by Richard S. Williams, Jr. and Jane G. Ferrigno (includes place names, etc.) U.S. Geological Survey. PDF file: http://pubs.usgs.gov/prof/p1386c

 

Iceland 

Icelandic Genweb: www.rootsweb.com/~islwgw

Icelandic Genealogy Society: www.aett.is

"What's in an Icelandic Name?" by Bob Brooke, AllScandinavia: www.allscandinavia.com/icelandicnames.htm

Antique Maps of Iceland,  National and University Library of Iceland and the Central Bank of Iceland:  http://kort.bok.hi.is

The Emigration from Iceland to North America: www.halfdan.is/vestur/vestur.htm

The New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli, Manitoba: www.nihm.ca

 

Norway

Digital Archives, National Archives of Norway: http://www.arkivverket.no/english

DIS-Norge, Genealogy Society of Norway: www.disnorge.no/eng/index.html

Velkommen to Norway Genealogywww.rootsweb.com/~wgnorway

"Those Norwegian names, tips for the 'online' researcher" by Børge Solem, Norway-Heritage: www.norwayheritage.com/norwegian-names.htm

"Pursuing Sami Genealogy" by Christopher Pesklo: http://lavvu.com/geno/SamiArtical.html

Immigrants to Canada - Norwegians: http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/norwegian.html

Ancestors from Norway by John Føllesdal: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway


Sweden                

SweGGate, the Swedish Genealogical Gatewww.rootsweb.com/~swewgw

Swedish Roots, Federation of Swedish Genealogical Societies: www.genealogi.se/roots

Swedish Patronymics, Farm names, Soldier names, by Jorge Lintrup, Genealogy in Dalarna: www.genealogi.se/dalarna/welcome.htm

The Swedish Gazetteer, National Atlas of Sweden: www.sna.se/gazetteer.html

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center: www.augustana.edu/swenson/genealogy.html

Swedes in Canada Project: http://www.swedesincanada.ca/index.html

 

Additional SCANDINAVIAN Resources

FamilySearch - International Genealogical Index-IGI (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden), Vital Records Index-VRI (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) and new indexes to baptismal records and census, research wiki, forums, etc. on the new Beta site:  https://beta.familysearch.org

Free forms, IGI, VRI, Scandinavian country research guides, word lists, maps and more.  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: www.familysearch.org See above.

Worldwide indexes, pilot website, watch for new record indexes, images. FamilySearch Labs, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: http://search.labs.familysearch.org *Note this site is being replaced by the Beta FamilySearch website which is more complete:  https://beta.familysearch.org See above.

Rootsweb Country, Surname & Topic Mailing Lists and Message Boards: http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Scandinavia & Nordic Sites, Cyndi’s List: www.cyndislist.com/genscan.htm

Various indexes for Scandinavian and North American-Scandinavian records, The Generations Network (Ancestry.com) - subscription site: www.ancestry.com

Various worldwide indexes, currently for North American-Scandinavian records. World Vital Records - subscription site: www.worldvitalrecords.com

Scandinavian Newspapers and Other News Sources,Scandinavian Studies Web,   Western European Studies Section (WESS/WESSWeb)  Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association:  www.library.yale.edu/wess/scand/nordnews.html

Scandinavia Special Interest Group, JewishGen: www.jewishgen.org/Scandinavia

Emigrant Tracking, Finnish and Scandinavian resources: http://sydaby.eget.net/swe/emi_intro.htm

Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.: http://www.plu.edu/~archives/SIE%20Collection/Collections%20Guide.htm

Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.: www.nordicmuseum.com

Scandinavian Press/Swedish Press, Vancouver, B.C.: www.nordicway.com

Google Earth: http://earth.google.com

 

SCANDINAVIAN HISTORY

History of Scandinavia, Wikipedia: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavia

Scandinavian History page, Western European Studies Section (WESS/WESSWeb)  Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association: http://wess.lib.byu.edu/index.php/History_-_Scandinavia

The European Library: http://search.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/en/index.html

 

Newer to Genealogy?

RootsWeb’s Guide to Tracing Family Trees: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rwguide/?cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688

12 Steps to Genealogical Fitness by Lisa Alzo, M.F.A. Free article on Ancestry.com: www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=10927

How to Start Your Family History, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: www.familysearch.org/eng/Home/Welcome/frameset_information.asp

Encyclopedia of Genealogy: www.eogen.com/Home

Robert Ragan's Genealogy Compass - videos with practical tips - working with GEDCOMS, using Google, flash drives: http://genealogycompass.com

Beginner's Genealogy Links, CyndisList: www.cyndislist.com/beginner.htm

 

Free On-line Translating - Scandinavian languages

Translation-Guide.com: www.translation-guide.com/free_online_translations.htm

Google, Translate Beta (translates text, web pages, facilitates searches (no Icelandic) http://translate.google.com/translate_t?hl=en

 

B.C.G.S. SCANDINAVIAN GROUP MEMBERS' WEBSITES

Lillian Jean Svendsen's website : www.ljsvendsen.com

AXNER, BROSTRÖM, ERIKSSEN, JOHANSON, LÖFHOLM, RYDBERG & ZETTERBERG: SWEDEN TO CANADA, M. Diane Rogers: www.swedesinbc.tribalpages.com/?userid=swedesinbc

 

 

Contact the B.C.G.S. Scandinavian group

By e-mail: see contact information above

By Mail:  B.C.G.S. Scandinavian Group, P.O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, B.C., CANADA V6X 3T6

British Columbia Genealogical Society: www.bcgs.ca

 

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