Shortcut to Sweden
Connect to your Swedish ancestry when your only clue is that one guy from Småland.
Shortcut to Sweden helps you use the most common records and put your findings into context, so that you can understand your family’s history.
Ready to get started on your Swedish family history?
Are you unsure of where to start on your Swedish family history?
What if I told you there was a way to research your ancestry in Sweden without relying on family tree hints?
Yes, you can connect with your family’s history all the way in northern Europe.
Know where to look next for your ancestor and read about their family, home, and occupation.
Does this sound familiar?
- You don’t know where to search for your ancestors or how to read the records.
- And they are in a foreign language.
- Your Swedish ancestors didn’t pass on the culture and what you’re finding out doesn’t add up.
Now imagine that
- You know which records to use and how to find them.
- You know the most important words for genealogy.
- You recognize the Swedishness in your own family members or even yourself.
I’m Annika Höstmad, a Swedish genealogist, member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the owner of Find a Swede. I help descendants of Swedes learn about their ancestry.
I created Shortcut to Sweden to get you started on this journey. And to help you get a better understanding, if you’ve been at it for a while.
Over and over I’ve seen descendants of Swede struggle to find reliable and relevant information about Swedish genealogy. With Shortcut to Sweden I want share all this with you.
“I was hoping for something great and this exceeds even that.”
What you get
Shortcut to Sweden is a newsletter delivered bi-weekly on Saturday mornings (EST). Each email focuses on an important concept in Swedish genealogy. It can be a certain type of record, a historic event or something else that helps you understand the lives of your ancestors.
- Two emails each month.
- Insights into Swedish genealogy.
- Action steps with each newsletter.
Shortcut to Sweden is perfect for anyone with places to go and things to do, who wants to connect with their Swedish ancestry.
Shortcut to Sweden
I guide descendants of Swedes that feel disconnected from their Swedish family history. Those that want to understand what life was like for their ancestors and what happened to them. Without spending years studying a foreign country.
It’s tedious work trying to figure out what’s real or not about your Swedish ancestry and the old Swedish society. So why not make it a little easier?
“Due to the unique structure of Swedish records expert help is very useful.”
If you have questions
“I don’t have time for this right now.”
We know that family history takes time. Shortcut to Sweden only takes a few minutes to read and will make your research more effective. And you can always go back to all of the emails and a few downloads in your own inbox.
“I can get this for free on the internet.”
Some of it, sure. But certainly not all of it. We’re providing reliable information on Swedish genealogy with tips on how you can move forward in your genealogy research.
“I’m happy with other genealogy services.”
To each their own. If you’re looking for content driven by curiosity and a love for life stories, presented with a solid structure, you can try us out.
“I don’t know what I would do with all this information.”
For each email there’s at least one action step so that you can implement what you just learned in your own family history.
“How much time is required?”
You get an email every other week on Saturday mornings (EST). They take about three minutes to read. You might be inspired to spend another 20 minutes on exploring the concepts and action steps, but it’s entirely up to you.
“How fast can I expect to see results?”
We hope that you will find something new in each of our newsletters. Shortcut to Sweden covers the basics of Swedish genealogy, but we always include advanced tips.
“I don’t use paid genealogy sites, is this for me?”
The most useful Swedish genealogy records are available online for free, so you don’t have to use paid sites. Some of the record types mentioned in Shortcut to Sweden are only available through paid sites, but they are not the main focus of any of the emails.
“What if it’s not what I expect?”
If you don’t feel that Shortcut to Sweden is for you, within 30 days, you can reach out and get a refund.
“What kind of support can I get if I get stuck?”
Shortcut to Sweden is offered as self study material. If you want to ask questions, you’re welcome to connect on social media or submit a question through The Question Box.
Who is this for?
This is for you if you are just starting out with your Swedish family history.
This is also for you if you have been researching in Sweden for a while and feel that you want to move faster.
“I was very pleased and impressed with this service.”
How does this work?
You click “Subscribe.”
You receive and read you emails.
You take action on what you’ve learned and start discovering your Swedish family history.
Do you feel disconnected from your Swedish roots?
If your grandparents immigrated a hundred years ago or more, you may have some questions.
Your family was busy building their new lives in a new country. Not much about your history was passed down.
And along the way the memories from Sweden got lost.
What was life like in Sweden for your family? Why did they decide to leave? How can you know what’s real about Sweden?
Almost everything is online these days. Most Swedes from the 19th century can be traced from a computer anywhere in the world.
But how do you do it effectively? And how do you make sense of it?
Shortcut to Sweden gives you relevant and reliable insights into Swedish genealogy. As a bonus, you get the context that Swedes already know.
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