Thursday, March 26, 2009

First Episode of "Who Do you think you are" on Swedish TV

The first episode of The swedish version of "Who do you think you are"(Vem tror du att du är) on the Swedish Television channel TV1 was broadcasted on March 24th. The first episode featured actress Helena Bergströms ancestors.
The program consentrated on some of Helena Bergström female ancestors her paternal grandmother who was a ballet dancer before her marriage as well as a paternal great aunt who was a modell to a famous sculptor in the late 19th century.
The program also contained information about the common practise of taking fosterchildren wich was a common way for married women in the working class to contribute economically to their familys upkeep.
Unmarried mothers had few possibilities to take care of their children on their own and to place them in fostercare was their only alternative.
Since Helena Bergströms paternal grandmothers family lived in the Stockholm area since the late 19th century the sources used were Stockholm sources often kept by the Stockholm city archive. To be able to se the program on webb TV please click here

The next episode of the program will feature former minister of justice Thomas Bodströms ancestors.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"The Day of Family Research" held on March 21 th.

On March 21 th "The Day of Family Research" was held in many places in Sweden.
In this yearly event Genealogical societies show people how to do genealogy.
It is usually held in public libraries and sometimes in archives.

Here in Växjö it was held in the county Library were representatives of the Genealogical Society of Kronoberg and the "Old soldiers database" showed people how to find their relatives.
Some lectures were also given, the theme for this years lectures seamed to be about how people dressed in the 19th and early and mid 20th century

Here my friend Carina Nilsson gets help finding
her relatives in one of the databases of the Genealogical Society of Kronoberg

A librarian is showing a visitor how to look at scanned microfilmed churchrecord available online.

Here lecturer Gunvor Dahlman shows a pair of old ladies underwear from the 19th century !

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Computer Genealogy society in Sweden holds annual meeting

On March 7th DIS the biggest Computer Genealogy Society in Sweden held its annual meeting in Linköping in the province of Östergötland.
First a lecture was held by representatives from Jordbrukarnas Ungdomsförbund (The Farmers youth organsiation)about their Family Farm inventory .After that the meeting present chairman Olof Cronberg thanked former boardmember Sture Bjelkåker .

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Swedish version of '' Who do you think you are ?''

Sweden will soon gets its own version of the popular Genealogy TV-show 'Who do you think you are ?''
In six episodes 6 famous Swedes will have their ancestors researched.The first episode will be broadcasted on march 24 .The show will be broadcasted by Swedens pubilc service TV company SVT