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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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Update: CCGS has been participating in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program for six months now and Fred Meyer has contributed more than $200 to our organization . . all at no cost to any of our members that have signed up. We currently have 23 members participating. Imagine how much money Fred Meyer would be able contribute if more than 7% of our members signed up! I encourage everyone to consider this opportunity. Above is a link to the announcement that has been running on our Society web page. Please consider enrolling and support CCGS!

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