Ruth Ellen   Maness, AG

35+ years experience in Germanic & Scandinavian records, Former Senior Research Consultant at the Family History Library. Co-compiler, Passport to Paradise: The Copenhagen "Mormon" Passenger Lists, Legacy of Sacrifice; lecturer for NGS, FGS, BYU, UGA, ICAPGen conferences; Former instructor at the Salt Lake Institute; Germany, Poland, England, South Africa, and Eastern/Southern/Mid-Western U.S. research trips; contributor to Everton's Genealogical Helper.


August 02, 2013
6:00 pm : Is It –sen or –sson or Lien or Ström? Scandinavian Naming Patterns & Lifestyles

(All Levels) Your Scandinavian ancestor’s surname could lead to exactly where in thencountry they came from, or, give you a clue as to the occupation they practiced. This class will focus onnhelping you learn about the first and surname patterns used in that area of the world. You’ll also learnnabout the life styles and some of the customs your Scandinavian ancestors had. Login First

August 03, 2013
11:20 am : Effective Use of Scandinavian Gazetteers

(All Levels) A gazetteer is a place name index and/or description source. It contains names of small places which are generally in alphabetical order in the language of the country. It shows jurisdictions a place belongs to. The class will focus on the benefits of and how to use a gazetteer. Login First

1:30 pm : Using Danish Military Records To Find Your Ancestors

(All Levels) The problem of burned parishes, unfindable marriages, identifying which NielsnNielsen is really yours, and other things can be solved by following your ancestors around in this verynvaluable resource. Come learn how to successfully research in and interpret these records. Login First