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Genealogy Session ONLINE

November 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Crimes and Punishment in Sweden by Kathy Meade

Did your Swedish ancestor commit a crime? Many Swedish researchers have discovered a note in the church books that an ancestor was imprisoned and desired to know more about the crime. This class begins by giving an overview of the Swedish criminal justice system and then show where one can find prison and court records. The presentation will also include case studies showing what one can learn from police, prison, and court records.

Kathy Meade is the North American representative for ArkivDigital AD AB, a company that offers online access to newly photographed color images of Swedish church books and other historical records. She has been working with Swedish genealogy for almost twenty years. Ms. Meade serves on the advisory board for the Swedish American Genealogy Research Center at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago. She volunteers at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago and the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, Il helping patrons with their Swedish genealogical research.

Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members; $10 for non-members to participate (use PayPal button below). Reservations by members can be made via email to [email protected] or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111. You will need a reservation to receive the Zoom code.


November 26, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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