“Introduction to Swedish Research” – By Kay Hartrick

August 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Calvary Bible Church
3245 Kalmia Ave
CO 80301


This presentation will focus on the wonderful household examination records maintained in Sweden from the 1700s.  If you haven’t seen these records, you’ll be amazed at their detail and comprehensiveness.  The language barrier is not that hard to overcome.  We’ll talk about what information you need from U.S. sources in order to locate ancestors in Swedish records, and we’ll go the opposite direction to find Swedish immigrants that seemingly disappear while crossing the ocean.  In addition to household examination records, we’ll cover naming conventions and look at birth, marriage and death records that reach back to the 1600s in some parishes.


For ten years, I have been actively pursuing past family members, primarily in my husband’s family, with homesteaders in Nebraska and Montana, Confederates in Georgia, Irish quarry workers in Rhode Island, Quakers, and many military veterans.  My own family lived in Delaware, Maryland (Eastern shore, Baltimore, and farther west), Pennsylvania, and South Dakota.  I completed the certificate program in Genealogical Research at Boston University in 2011 and have attended SLIG, IGHR, and the Applied Genealogy Institute.  I am past president of the Boulder Genealogical Society and am the currently treasurer and librarian of the society.  I also volunteer with ICAPGen™ Study Groups for genealogists seeking accreditation and in the library at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden.