Recently, I was a guest in Sweden for a fascinating show produced by Sveriges Television called Allt För Sverige. In America it is known as the Great Swedish Adventure. It will air in October, 2013. When I returned from Sweden, I brought home a beautiful, priceless gift of missing family history on my mother's side. Although my experience was both wonderful and painful, I came back home with priceless genealogical information.
My mother is a second-generation Swedish American (100%). She and her family lost touch with relatives after her grandfather died. Regarding family, up until I arrived in Sweden, no one in America had any idea of who or what was in Sweden. So now, when we go to this conference, we take on the full force of a way of life: Genealogy.
Although I'll be very busy teaching and meeting folks at the conference, my mother will be busy learning more about the methods of compiling research for family history.