July 2014 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; “DNA For Genealogists” On Saturday, July 26, 2014 From 10:00 AM To 12 Noon

Hi Everyone!

I have been receiving some activities updates from the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL recently.  Some of the activities may be specifically related to genealogical events or programs.  Other events may have a historical context as it applies to Swedish history and ancestry.  Some events may be cultural.

I thought I would share with you a recent issue of the July 2014 Newsletter called the Cirkular that I received from the Swedish American Museum.

The museum itself is located at 5211 North Clark Street in Chicago, IL.  The phone number for the museum is 773-728-8111.

It actually looks like there is plenty to do if you are interested in discovering more about Swedish history, culture and ancestry.

Go to the following link and take a peek at all that you could be doing  during July 2014 at the Swedish American Museum:

“DNA For Genealogists”  And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago July 2014

There is a genealogy program scheduled for Saturday July 26, 2014 starting at 10:00 AM at the Museum.  The title of the program is “DNA for Genealogists”.   From their website, here is a description of the program:

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DNA FOR GENEALOGISTS

DNA seems to always be in the news or showing up in our favorite television shows. Now DNA testing has become a growing part of genealogy studies, but what does it mean? Dr. Dan Hubbard will explore what DNA can and can’t do for genealogists in this genealogy session hosted by the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Genealogy SpeakerJoin us as Dr. Hubbard addresses whether DNA is worth all the fuss. Some questions that will be addressed include: What are the different tests that can be done today, and what can they tell us about our own genetic heritage? Why do these tests tell us different things? Who should be tested? How can DNA testing be used to attack genealogical problems? In short, Dr. Hubbard will help you uncover what you need to know to start to think about DNA testing in regards to your own genealogical research.

Cost for this program is free for Genealogy Center members; non-member cost is $10. Reservations appreciated. You may email the Genealogy Center to RSVP or ask any questions you may have about this session or call the Museum at 773.728.8111 and leave a message for the Genealogy Center volunteer.

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See what interests you.  Make a connection with the society if you are digging deep into your Swedish roots.  Take at look at all of the cultural doings going on at the Museum during the month of July 2014.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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