Saturday, August 30, 2008

Genealogy Days in Malmö Day 1

This years Swedish Genealogy Days the yearly conference of the Swedish Federation of Genealogical Societies was held in the city of Malmö in the province of Skåne in southern Sweden .Over 100 exibitors crowded in the convention center at Europaporten in Malmö.Everything from genealogical societies, archives to companies offering original sources online.

Among the exibitors was the Swedish Emigrant Institute from Växjö. They were friendly to let me go with them in their car.
Here we can see archivist Kristina Persson and Bo Björklund study some of the Institutes databases containing swedish emigrants to USA and other places.

Erik Gustavson from the Kinship Center in Karlstad in the province of Värmland.

Spoke about EMIWEB a new project launched by the Kinship Center the Swedish Emigrant Institute. Göteborgs Emigranten and some others.EMIWEB is a webbplace aimed at housing some of the databases containing swedish emigrants to USA and other countries for example databases of swedish emigrants taken from swedish churchrecords and also members of swedish-american societies.In time the databases should be searchable over the web for a subscription fee. I was lucky to get an interwiev with Erik Gustavson wich I hope to use in a later podcast episode

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