Category Archives: Membership

December meeting

Our meeting will be in the Clearwater Room at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center from 10:00 am to 11:50 am Friday 12/21.  The main topic will be “Utilizing the features of the VGS website”.  Time permitting we will then have an “open” discussion about any genealogical subject.

Coffee will be available at the meeting.  I invite everyone to bring a holiday treat to share.


October SIG meeting

This month’s meeting will be Friday, October 19th,  at the Sea Breeze Recreation Center from 10:00 am to 11:50 am in the Clearwater Room. Ken Bowgren  is this month’s discussion leader.  The topic will be open to any genealogy subject with emphasis on the Scandinavian region.

Coffee will be available at the meeting.

November’s meeting will be Friday, November 16th.


March meeting

Our March meeting will be at the Pinnellas Library on Powell Road and 466A from 10:00 am to 11:50 am. We will have an “Open Discussion” session. We will also visit a website that provides the methodology for typing special characters

Can You Hear Me Now?

A Message from Oscar Troll

Oscar The Web TrollCan you hear me now? Hej, It’s me, Oscar the Web Troll. I posted my first message to you yesterday. You didn’t get it because I forgot to set up the message distribution for the VGS Scandinavian SIG Website. I did that this morning.  So as I always say, “If you don’t get this email, email me back and tell me!” Seriously, I need to know that this system is working. If you can read this post, please let me know you received the email. Tack så mycket!

Introducing Oscar, the Web Troll

A Message from me, Oscar, the Web Troll!
Oscar The Web Troll
Oscar Sven Troll

Hej, I am Oscar, the Web Troll! I come from Ödeshög, in Östergötland County, Sweden. I was named for Oscar Svensson, the grandfather of one of the members of your VGS Scandinavian Genealogy Special Interest Group. He came from Ödeshög, as well, back in 1887.

I am here to be the Website Assistant. I will help Larry with messages and keep updating the site. This will become a great Website to help you to research the genealogy of your Nordic ancestors.

I hope you don’t think I’m too ugly. That sort of comes with the territory for us trolls. You should have seen the guy they rejected for this job. In fact, here’s a peek:

Oscar Sven Troll
Oscar Nils Troll






Aren’t you glad you got me?

You’ll be seeing a lot more of me in the future. In the mean time, don’t forget our next meeting is at 10:00am Friday April 18, 2014 at Sea Breeze Regional Recreation Center.