02 August 2008
I attended the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree last month. One of the booths was for Genline, a Swedish records search engine. I have Swedish ancestors, so it's great! Since Sweden hasn't been invaded since the 1400s nor fought a large scale war on its soil, all their church records are intact. And records they have-every year the parish (church) took a census. They also have the usual birth, death, and marriage records, as well as "move in/move out" which tracked when and where people can from. The program is great except for the fees (some things are free) and the fact that it's all in Swedish. The search engine is English, but none of the records are translated. There are a few Swedish-English dictionaries online, but none are complete. Does anyone know how to read Swedish?