Scandinavian Group Brochure (.pdf)
The Scandinavian Group usually meets on the third Saturday of the month, (except for July, August and December), 1 – 3 pm at the Scandinavian Cultural Center, 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby, B.C. Website: www.scandinaviancentre.org
The Scandinavian Group attends events like the European Festival in Burnaby in May and Scandinavian Midsummer in June in Burnaby. Other events & activities take place throughout the year. Please check the BCGS website calendar. or contact one of the Scandinavian Group members below.
The group’s activities are in co-operation with the Scandinavian Cultural Society (SCS) which sponsors many events and projects throughout the year. Check the SCS website for upcoming activities or membership information: www.scandinavianculturalsociety.org
The BC Genealogical Society’s Walter Draycott Library holds over 16,000 genealogical publications, microforms, CDs and other materials.
The Library includes many resources for Scandinavian research, including general guides and dictionaries, genealogical books and CDs, journals from Scandinavian and North American-Scandinavian genealogical and historical societies and maps.
Search the BCGS Walter Draycott Library catalogues on this website.
LIBRARY HOURS: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – 10 am to 3 pm. (Closed holiday weekends and if it snows.)
BCGS members have free access to the Library and borrowing privileges; $5.00 a day fee for non-members.
Library Address: Unit 211, 12837 – 76th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. (Note: see mailing address below)
BCGS Walter Draycott Library Telephone: 604 502 9119
for Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and for Scandinavian history, add’l resources, on-line translating.
Danish State Archives:https://www.sa.dk/en/
Danish Research Outline by Aurelia Clemons: https://aurelia-clemons.dk/dnmk-sem.htm
DIS-Danmark, DiS-Forum, association of genealogical researchers: https://www.slaegtogdata.dk/
Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens, Dickson, Alberta: https://thedanishcanadianmuseum.com/
If you have lost contact with friends or family that have immigrated to British Columbia, Canada, the Danish Lutheran Church of Vancouver is happy to help you re-establish contact: http://www.danishchurch.vancouver.bc.ca/kirkebladet/findfamily.html
The Genealogical Society of Finland: http;//www.genealogia.fi
Finland’s Family History Assn., Links: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/index_eng.htm
Institute of Migration at Turku: http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/index_e.php
Directory of Cities and Towns, and Regions in Finland: http://www.fallingrain.com/world/FI/
How to pronounce Finnish names, Kai Nikulainen: http://www.sci.fi/~kajun/finns/
Historismi.net (English page): http://www.saunalahti.fi/hirvela/indexuk.html
Excerpts from “Archival Sources for the Study of Finnish Canadians” by Edward W. Laine: http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/nac-finn.htm
Main outlines of Finnish history by Dr. Seppo Zetterberg. This is Finland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland: http://finland.fi/Public/default.aspx?contentid=160058
Monument of the Winter War, lists of Finnish and Soviet solders fallen in battle near Suomossalmi in 1939-1940: http://heninen.net/raatteentie/luettelo/english.htm
Greenland GenWeb site: https://www.worldgenweb.org/greenland
Oqaasileriffik – the Greenland Language Secretariat (personal names, place names, dictionary): https://oqaasileriffik.gl/en/
“Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World – Greenland” by Anker Weidick, with section on ‘The Landsat Images of Greenland’ by Richard S. Williams, Jr. and Jane G. Ferrigno (includes place names, etc.) U.S. Geological Survey. PDF file: http://pubs.usgs.gov/prof/p1386c
Contact the BC Iceland House Genealogy Centre and Genealogist, http://scandinaviancentre.org/iceland/iccbc-genealogy-centre-and-resources/ E-mail: email@example.com
Icelandic Roots: https://www.icelandicroots.com/
National Archives of Iceland, census database: http://manntal.is/efni/upplysingar
“What’s in an Icelandic Name?” by Bob Brooke, AllScandinavia: www.allscandinavia.com/icelandicnames.htm
Antique Maps of Iceland, National and University Library of Iceland and the Central Bank of Iceland: https://islandskort.is/en/
The Emigration from Iceland to North America, newsletter and index: http://www.halfdan.is/news
The New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli, Manitoba: www.nihm.ca
Digital Archives, National Archives of Norway: http://www.arkivverket.no/english
DIS-Norge, Genealogy Society of Norway: www.disnorge.no/eng/index.html
Velkommen to Norway Genealogy: www.rootsweb.com/~wgnorway
“Those Norwegian names, tips for the ‘online’ researcher” by Børge Solem, Norway-Heritage: www.norwayheritage.com/norwegian-names.htm
“Pursuing Sami Genealogy” by Christopher Pesklo: http://lavvu.com/geno/SamiArtical.html
Immigrants to Canada – Norwegians: http://ist.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/norwegian.html
Ancestors from Norway by John Føllesdal: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway
SweGGate, the Swedish Genealogical Gate: www.rootsweb.com/~swewgw
Swedish Roots, Federation of Swedish Genealogical Societies: www.genealogi.se/roots
Swedish Patronymics, Farm names, Soldier names, by Jorge Lintrup, Genealogy in Dalarna: www.genealogi.se/dalarna/welcome.htm
How To Research Swedish Soldiers: http://hem.passagen.se/mrwalker/howto.htm
Burial index, Stockholm cemeteries, Sweden: http://hittagraven.stockholm.se
The Swedish Gazetteer, National Atlas of Sweden: www.sna.se/gazetteer.html
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center: www.augustana.edu/swenson/genealogy.html
Swedes in Canada Project: http://www.swedesincanada.ca/index.html
FamilySearch – International Genealogical Index-IGI (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden), Vital Records Index-VRI (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) and Church Record databases and indexes, including baptismal records and census (various years and places), research wiki, forums, etc. on the new Beta site: htttp://www..familysearch.org
Free forms, IGI, VRI, Scandinavian country research guides, word lists, maps and more. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: www.familysearch.org See above.
Rootsweb Country, Surname & Topic Mailing Lists and Message Boards: http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Scandinavia & Nordic Sites, Cyndi’s List: www.cyndislist.com/genscan.htm
Various indexes for Scandinavian and North American-Scandinavian records, The Generations Network (Ancestry.com) – subscription site: www.ancestry.com
Various worldwide indexes, currently for North American-Scandinavian records. World Vital Records – subscription site: www.worldvitalrecords.com
Scandinavian Newspapers and Other News Sources,Scandinavian Studies Web, Western European Studies Section (WESS/WESSWeb) Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association: https://wessweb.info/index.php/Scandinavian_Studies_Web
Scandinavia Special Interest Group, JewishGen: www.jewishgen.org/Scandinavia
Emigrant Tracking, Finnish and Scandinavian resources: http://sydaby.eget.net/swe/emi_intro.htm
Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.: https://www.plu.edu/archives/
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.: https://nordicmuseum.org/
History of Scandinavia, Wikipedia: www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavia
Scandinavian History page, Western European Studies Section (WESS/WESSWeb) Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association: https://wessweb.info/index.php/Scandinavian_Studies_Web
The European Library: http://search.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/en/index.html
Google Translate – for text, webpages, etc.: http://translate.google.com
IM Translate – text, e-mail: http://translation.imtranslator.net/translate/default.asp
Babylon (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish): http://translation.babylon-software.com/
Lillian Jean Svendsen’s website (originally www.ljsvendsen.com), courtesy of the Internet Archive’s WayBack Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20110202220428/http://ljsvendsen.com/
AXNER, BROSTRÖM, ERIKSSEN, JOHANSON, LÖFHOLM, RYDBERG & ZETTERBERG: SWEDEN TO CANADA, M. Diane Rogers: www.swedesinbc.tribalpages.com/?userid=swedesinbc
By e-mail or telephone: see contact information above.
By Mail: BCGS Scandinavian Group, P.O. Box 88054, Lansdowne Mall, Richmond, B.C., CANADA V6X 3T6
Mention of any outside service, website or business, etc. does not imply any endorsement by the B.C. Genealogical Society.