Swedish taxation records, a head tax of individuals between the ages of 15 and 63, are some of the oldest extant records of the rural farmer. Genealogists quickly become familiar with the chronological birth/marriage/death parish records (Ministerial), the clerical surveys (Husförhör) and probate records (Bouppteckning). These documents form the bedrock of investigation into our Swedish past. These records may not, however, answer our more difficult research questions, especially those of the 18th century. This is where Swedish taxation records or mantalslängder may be of help. These little-used records, but evidence-rich documents, may corroborate or dispute our existing evidence or may be the only source of evidence. We will learn how to access, read and use these records to answer those questions.

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) will present “Using Swedish Taxation Records to Solve Tough Genealogical Problems” by Jill Morelli, CG free to the public at 8:00 p.m. EDT, 20 February 2018.

Jill Morelli, CG is a “Roots” genealogist, becoming interested in family history in the 1970’s with the Alex Haley show. At that time, she just collected “stuff.” After a hiatus during which she had a family and volunteered in her community, Jill came back to genealogy with a vengeance in February 2002 and a total commitment to “doing it right.” She attended conferences, institutes and read articles that would improve her skills as a genealogist. Jill started lecturing on genealogy topics in 2013; however, her background includes extensive lecturing associated with her vocation of architecture to large (300+) and small groups for 40+ years. Jill is a lecturer, writer, and professional genealogist and has a blog at http://genealogycertification.wordpress.com about her experiences of being “on the clock,” house histories and other topics of interest.

“We are pleased to present these high-quality educational webinars,” said President Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA. “The Board for Certification of Genealogists promotes public confidence in genealogy by supporting uniform standards of competence. We strive to provide educational opportunities to family historians of all levels of experience.”

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Cari A. Taplin, CG

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