Navigating Patronymics in Scandinavian Research, Part 3

The majority of ancestral Scandinavians shared a small number of given names and surnames. Following your ancestors without becoming mixed up in the patronymic pot can be a challenge. This class, Navigating Patronymics in Scandinavian Research: Part 3, will provide guidance for focusing on your ancestor and eliminating other possible family lines as you use the original church and census records in Scandinavia.

This presentation was part of RootsTech Connect 2021. Find hundreds of free family history classes, keynotes, and more.


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