Organizers say the conference Släktforskardagarna (or family history days), held in Nyköping last weekend, is the third largest of its kind in the world.
- Said to be third largest event.
- Defining moments # 16Banned in 2010.
Sweden was both one of the first countries to introduce film censorship and one of the last democracies to abolish it.
- Defining moments # 15Took years to repair.
When the Soviet Union attacked Finland, many Swedes rushed to help. But Sweden's response to Germany's invasion of Norway in 1940 was less neighbourly, says historian Henrik Berggren.
- Defining moments # 14In 1959.
When Ingemar Johansson defeated Floyd Patterson in 1959, he became the first person born outside of the US to win the heavyweight title in boxing in 25 years.
- Defining moments # 13During WWII.
As the war drew nearer Sweden, the Armed Forces introduced test blackouts to prepare the general public for a potential air raid in the dark of night.
- Defining moments # 12Multiple Oscars winners.
Actresses like Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman and filmmaker Ingmar Bergman were all integral to the rise of Swedish cinema in the 20th century, says Swedish Radio's Gunnar Bolin.
- Defining moments # 11Record number of medals.
In 1912, Stockholm hosted the Summer Olympic Games. Sweden took a record number of 64 medals and dominated the Games.
- Defining moments # 10Allowed female priests in 1958.
It took almost four decades of discussion before the Lutheran Church of Sweden started allowing women to become priests and bishops in 1958.
- Defining moments # 9Popular with the Nazi elite.
Singer Zarah Leander stirred up quite a lot of controversy in the 1940's when she left her career in Sweden to work for a studio in Germany backed by the Nazi elite.
- Defining moments # 8Recycled song.
In 1974, Björn Skifs and his band Blue Swede became the first Swedish act to top the prestigious Billboard charts with the song 'Hooked on a feeling'.
- Defining moments # 7Legalized since 1974.
Today, Sweden has one of the most liberal abortion acts in the world, but it took us almost half a century to get here.
- Defining moments # 6In 1979.
It's now been over 35 years since the Swedish parliament voted in favour of the country's both hailed and criticized ban on corporal punishment in the home.
- Defining moments # 51980 Wimbledon final.
The legendary rivalry between Borg and McEnroe made the 1980 Wimbledon final one of the most thrilling games of tennis of all time, says sports journalist Mats Strandberg.
- Defining moments # 4For 11 months.
In the late 1970's, hundreds of people in Stockholm took collective action against the city's plans to tear down the block Mullvaden.
- Defining moments # 3Stig Bergling.
He worked most of his career as an officer with the Secret Service, but many Swedes remember him today as the man who sold military secrets to the Soviet Union in the 1970's.