The Federation of Swedish Genealogical Societies is the national organization for genealogists. More than 165 regional and local societies are members of the Federation. The Federation has more than 75.000 individuals as members through its member organizations. Together the Federation and the member societies organize hundreds of events all over the country – the most important ones are listed in the Calendar of Events (Kalendariet).
The Federation of Swedish Genealogical Societies, founded in 1986, is the axis of the genealogical movement in Sweden. The Federation has a busy agenda of actions to further the interests of the members and also to enhance the understanding of genealogy as a cultural factor, popular movement and a historic science. Up to the beginning of 2012 more than 165 (with a membership of more than 75.000) genealogical societies in Sweden have joined the Federation.
The most important goals of the Federation are:
- to guard the interests of the genealogists, especially regarding actions from the government, archival and library authorities, both general and local
- to support and to supply information to the member societies
- to further genealogical education
- to ensure the publication of high quality genealogical literature
- to encourage the development of technical devices and other means, important to genealogy
- to keep in touch with and cooperate with other equivalent organizations in the country and with foreign genealogical organizations.
The Federation publishes a journal, Släkthistoriskt Forum (Genealogical Forum) 5/year and a Yearbook with genealogical essays (not included in the subscription fee), all in Swedish.
The Federation also sells its own publications, in particular CDs, as well as books of genealogical interest, family and ancestral group forms etc, mostly by the online bookshop. Visit the online bookshop at rotterbokhandeln.se
The office staff are happy to give advice where needed, supply addresses to societies, archives etc. Queries which cannot be answered directly will be referred to a relevant source.
Requests for help to trace ancestors may be transferred to a reputable genealogist (who will of course contact the person concerned before starting on any research).
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