SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
BRITISH COLUMBIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Meetings Contacts B.C.G.S. Walter Draycott Library
Selected Scandinavian Research Web Links Members' Websites
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
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,
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?
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
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 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
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
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 Genealogy: www.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
SweGGate, the Swedish Genealogical Gate: www.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
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
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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