(transportation to and from Sweden and Alingsås is not included)
Although we still have vacancies the trip will be conducted as planned. We are happy to welcome you in June!
June 14th 2018 (8 days)
Welcome to Sweden
Together with SwedGen we now offer this trip for the second time. SwedGen will teach you about genealogy and Saxentours will show you Sweden.
Read more about us: Broschyr SwedGen 2018
Day 1. June 14, Thursday:
Arrival Day. Please arrive safely as your schedule allows, and we will be there to welcome you. All you need to do is check in at Grand Hotel Alingsås, move into your room, rest as you need to and then attend our Welcome Dinner. It’s our first opportunity to meet one another and we will make a brief presentation to talk about the coming days.
Day 2. June 15, Friday:
The group is divided into two classes group: “a” for you who have some experience with genealogy, and group “b” for you who are new and haven’t worked with genealogy so much. Then some classes will be for the whole group.
Lecture – Lesson 1a: 09:00 – 12:00. Estate inventories.
Lesson 1b: 09:00 – 12:00. How to start with Swedish church records
Lesson 2 (for the whole group) 13:00 – 15:00. Born out of wedlock.
Swedish “Smörgåsbord” in Nolhaga Castle is waiting for us in the evening. The chef, Ulrik Lindelöf, will guide us through traditional Swedish cuisine tastings.
Day 3. June 16, Saturday:
We will board our bus, a comfortable tourist coach, reserved for this week.
Our first stop today is at Crea Diem Book Café for a nice “fika” (coffee) in the country side. Crea Diem peaceful garden is surrounded by old welcoming oaks, an old farm cottage and an art studio.
Next stop is Åsle Tå. This ancient agricultural settlement contains many of its original houses in their original location. It is now a museum revealing to 21st century guests the lives of this area’s earliest settlers. We are free to walk the streets and step into these homes to experience a way of life from centuries past.
In the afternoon, we’ll arrive in the 1000-year-old city of Skara, the heart of Västergötland. We will visit the Cathedral of Skara (Skara Domkyrka), known for its interesting history and eye-catching two steeples that can be seen from far away.
Day 4. June 17, Sunday
Boarding the bus in the morning we drive to Ornunga Old Church to attend a service scheduled for us. The Minister, Jan Davidsson, will welcome us and tell us about the history of this beautiful sanctuary built in the 11th century. After the service, we get to enjoy the church’s coffee hour together with local church visitors.
Next stop today is Anten Museum Railway and Västgötabanan, a 12-kilometer journey through time – travel like your grandfathers did. To re-create the feeling of traveling in the past, the staff is also dressed in old-fashioned attire.
The train will take us to the beautiful Gräfsnäs Castle Park and the Castle Ruin situated by the Lake Anten.
Day 5. June 18, Monday:
Lecture Lesson 3a: 09:00 – 12:00. Estate inventories.
Lesson 3b: 09:00 – 12:00. How to use the genealogical CD’s
Lesson 4a: 13:00 – 15:00. Military records
Lesson 4b: 13:00 – 15:00. Swedish internet resources
Free time for shopping or just exploring downtown Alingsås.
Day 6. June 19, Tuesday:
No studies today, we’re on the road! Ekehagen, a pre-historic village that takes us back to the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. As visitors, we will step into another time and get to see how people lived centuries before us.
Next stop is Lidköping. Lidköping (founded in 1446) is a typical small town situated by Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden. Here you can enjoy free time for shopping and exploring the town.
Before leaving the town, we’ll pay a visit to Rörstrands Museum. This is where Sweden’s finest china dinnerware was first made 280 years ago.
Day 7. June 20, Wednesday:
Today we’ll head to Sweden’s west coast and the seaport city of Göteborg (Gothenburg).
This port marked the point of embarkation for many Swedish emigrants sailing to America between 1850 to 1930. We will visit Emigranternas Hus (House of Emigrants) a migration center for research and meetings between people.
Next is a guided tour at Landsarkivet, (History Center of Gothenburg).
Today it’s time to end our week together. Come together for (Dinner)* to enjoy our last night together.
Day 8. June 21, Thursday:
We meet for a summary of our experiences of the week.
This marks the end of our trip, and we send you off with a hearty “Bon Voyage” as each of you leaves for home.
)* = Meals included as shown in the program.
Note! We reserve the rights to make changes in the program.
How to register:
Total price: $ 2100
- Register for the trip by enter your data in the online form below.
- Pay deposit of $ 315 – follow the link to PayPal in the end of the form. (The remaining amount of $ 1785 will be billed to you, to be paid at the latest 31st of March 2018.)
Included in price: Accommodation (part in double room). Genealogy workshops at schedule by SwedGen. Transportation (bus) at day schedule. Meal at day schedule. Guide.
Not included in price: Transport to Sweden and Alingsås and back home.
Terms & Conditions:
Do you have questions?
- Questions for Travel arrangement? Crister firstname.lastname@example.org or Maria email@example.com.
- Questions for Genealogy workshops: Anna-Lena Hultman firstname.lastname@example.org, Anneli Andersson email@example.com, Charlotte Börjesson firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reference in America: Jeff Huset (Minneapolis). Jeff went on our tour 2015. E-mail address: email@example.com
Register for the trip here!