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Scandinavian Focus Group

The Scandinavian Focus Group is beginning its third year under the sponsorship of the Clark County Genealogical Society. If you have Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or Finnish ancestors, the Focus group may be of assistance in finding those lost cousins. Our primary purpose is to provide a place to share our knowledge and experiences regarding our Scandinavian genealogy. For example, we learn how to use some of the important Scandinavian genealogy websites, such as the Swedish site, and the Norwegian site,

Recently, some of our members have traveled to Scandinavia to search for and meet their cousins. Their sharing of those experiences is always a highlight of our meetings. Each year, we try to explore other related genealogical resources in our area. We have taken field trips to the Genealogical Forum of Oregon as well as the Central Multnomah County Library. The past two years, we have combined these trips with a visit to the Scandinavian restaurant, Broders Nord.

The only thing required to join the Focus group is an interest in Scandinavian genealogy. If you are just beginning your search, or are an experienced researcher, please join our meetings.

We meet on the second Thursday of the month from 10am to 11:30am in the CCGS meeting room. We do not meet in June, July or August. If you have any questions, please contact the Focus Group coordinator:
Richard Engstrom

Lunch at Broders Nord

Scandinavian Focus Group 2015 lunch at Broders Nord

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