Reliable and transparent
If you want reliable genealogy research that makes sense, Find a Swede can help. My Swedish genealogy research is detailed and presented with the international reader in mind. I include enough information for you to understand the records, what they say and what they mean. So that you can understand the life of your Swedish ancestor.
Find a Swede was so helpful! I had come to a brick wall with my great, great grandfather in Sweden. Find a Swede was able to find him, and find both his parents. I was given a report on their lives from birth to death, complete with translations and copies of all the records. It really brought them alive to me. It also led to more discoveries on that side of the family too.
I never would have been able to do it on my own. I will definitely use Find a Swede again in the future and recommend them to anyone researching their Swedish ancestors.
Getting to know your ancestors from a different country and a different time
Whether you have hit a brick wall, or just found out about your Swedish ancestry, you deserve to know the truth about your family history. That’s why I give you more than a list of names and dates. I want you to have a chance to get to know your Swedish ancestor. My reports include translations and the relevant context. In fact, you get enough details that you can double check my conclusions.
Annika Höstmad, professional Swedish genealogist and the owner of Find a Swede.
Here’s how I work
When you contact me, we discuss the goal of your research and the material you have. We can do this on Zoom or via email.
You receive a proposal with the estimated time to answer your question and a sugested scheduling of your research.
You have a private Dropbox folder where all documents are tranferred and stored.
You hear from me again at the start of your research and throughout the project.
Your research is delivered in your private Dropbox folder to which you have access for one year.
- Projects start at 15 hours.
- The hourly rate is 750 SEK. No taxes apply outside of the EU.
- Research is pre-paid and any unused time is reimbursed.
- Installments are available.
What you get
This is what you get when hiring Find a Swede for a typical project.
The research report. This is where the sources are presented and analyzed. It has copies of all documents used. All Swedish record entries are translated.
The personal profile. This is where the life of your ancestor is presented for an overview of the events and circumstances. Using the same documents as the research report, the personal profile also includes local information, maps and photos.
I was hoping for something great and this exceeds even that.
Bookings are now open. If you want to get to know your Swedish ancestry, request a proposal before July, when the bookings close.
You are protected
As a member of APG, Association of Professional Genealogists, situated in Colorado US, I’m bound to follow the code of ethics for professional genealogists. If you believe that my work violates the code of ethics, you can file a complaint that will be reviewed by the organization.
I look forward to solving your family history mystery. Start by requesting a proposal.