Find Your Scandinavian Ancestors - February 2024

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Learn how to search for your family history in Scandinavian countries. 

February 5, 2024 - March 3, 2024

Genealogists with ancestry in Denmark, Sweden and Norway will learn the history and geography of each country, their terms and language and how to research patronymic names. Lessons, videos and links will show how to identify immigrant ancestors and how to find and use Scandinavian church, census, and other records to help you on your fmaily research journey.

Course Workload:

  • Approx. 8 hours to complete
  • 100% Online using our eLearning Platform
  • 6 lessons complete with skill-building exercises and quizzes

What You'll Learn:

  • History and geography of Scandinavian countries and what it means for your research
  • Understanding of patronymics and other naming patterns
  • Genealogical language and terminology
  • How to use church records
  • How to use census records and household examinations
  • Where to find and using estate, military and other records
  • What to do when you get stuck

What’s Included:

  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Expert Support from Course Instructor
  • Video Presentations
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Student Discussion Board
  • Downloadable Course Materials
How Family Tree University courses work:
  • Register for the course on this page
  • On the start date, log into our eLearning platform
  • Access to the course instructor runs until the course end date
  • After the course ends, you can read course materials for one year
  • Instructor and discussion board access will also end when the course concludes, so make sure you reach out and ask questions!

Instructor Bio:
David A. Fryxell founded Family Tree Magazine, the nation’s most popular genealogy publication, and continues to write for the magazine as a contributing editor and “TimeLines” and “Now What?” columnist. He also compiles the magazine’s annual 101 Best Websites feature. He is the author of seven books, most recently MicroHistory and The Family Tree Scandinavian Genealogy Guide. He was previously editor-in-chief of Writer’s Digest Magazine and Writer’s Digest Books, along with other F&W magazines, wrote the Nonfiction column for Writer’s Digest for more than a decade, and served as the director of the annual Maui Writers Retreat. He has written more than 1,000 magazine and newspaper pieces, for publications including Playboy, Reader’s Digest and Travel & Leisure. He’s been an editor at TWA Ambassador, Horizon, Pitt and Milwaukee magazines, the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper, and executive producer of Microsoft’s Twin Cities Sidewalk Web site.

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