February Program: Researching Your Norwegian and Swedish Roots

Our February 17 program begins at 6:30 pm. Visitors (not LCGS members) need to register below to receive the Zoom info and handout.

President Glenn York provides a brief overview of our society with the latest committee reports followed by tonight’s program.

Program Information
The topic for the February monthly meeting will be “Researching Your Norwegian and Swedish Roots.”

Andy Likins says, “Three decades ago, I went to Scandinavia to research my roots. Today, I can do much of the same research in my pajamas at home. We’ll look at basics of Norwegian and Swedish research including naming patterns, passenger lists, censuses, and church records.”

Speaker Profile

Andy Likins

Andy Likins has been interested in family history for as long as he can remember and has been actively researching for over 35 years.  Inspired by family stories told by his great-great aunt, he went to Norway as an exchange student at the age of 16 and learned to read old Norwegian church records. Ancestry Magazine and have published articles he has written on topics relating to American and Scandinavian research. He’s had the opportunity to assist with research for the BBC and PBS’s Finding Your Roots. His memberships include the Swedish Colonial Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Andy is a professor at Pikes Peak Community College and also does genealogical research for clients.

Reminder: Visitors are welcome and can register below to receive the Zoom info and handout!

Be sure to use our Thursday afternoon (except holiday weeks) genealogy help session from 1 to 3 pm at the Fort Collins Downtown Library. Members or visitors: please send an email to with your request, and if for an ancestor, please send your family tree info from Ancestry, MyHeritage or a family tree image from your genealogy software.

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Please Register below for the class below by 3 pm on February 17!

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