Saturday, January 31, 2015

ISGS February 2015 Webinar – Basic Scandinavian Research

The following is from the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

February 2015 Webinar – Basic Scandinavian Research

Looking for ancestors in Denmark, Norway and Sweden? Then join us on February 3, when Diana Smith will share her secrets in her presentation Basic Scandinavian Research.

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2014, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Researching the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Denmark, and Sweden) is very different from researching in the US. Learn about the patronymics, language, and more.

  • Overview of the influence of history and geography
  • Patronymics
  • Alphabets of each language - extra letters and search techniques
  • Use of dates and calendar basics
  • Hints for keeping track and searching efficiently
  • Resources for each country
Presenter: Diana Smith

Diana Crisman Smith is Treasurer of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE), Treasurer, Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG), Treasurer, Florida State Genealogical Society, and Past District Director of APG. She served more than 20 years as a lay librarian at Westlake (OH) Family History Center, and has written for numerous genealogical publications. She also author of “Chapter 4: Scandinavia” in The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe (2013). She has enjoyed speaking at conferences around the country (and at sea) more than twenty years and looks forward to expanding her genealogical
endeavors after concluding a career in software consulting.


Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members:  For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on February 3, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at  If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at for more information.

Make a Contribution:  Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner.  To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at

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