Scandinavian Genealogy 101
According to Norse mythology, the gods molded the first humans out of tree trunks. While those looking to trace their family back to a pine or spruce may be out of luck, this class is ideal for individuals seeking ancestral roots in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Though the prospect of researching Scandinavian ancestors can be as intimidating as a Viking warship, you’ll fast quell your fear of these northern European countries by learning how to navigate the icy waters of patronymic names. Genealogists with ancestry in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and surrounding territories will learn the history and geography of each region, their terms and language, how to find and use church records, as well as how to research names within a patronymic system.