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 September 2020 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.
You can reach the general website for the Swedish American Museum at:
Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL
The Swedish American Genealogical Society has a genealogy program on the 4th Saturday of each month from January to November at the Museum (now actually taking place as a Zoom program). A Genealogy Program is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 10 am to 12 noon via Zoom. The program is titled “How Lennart Setterdahl’s Work Has Benefited Swedish Genealogical Research“. The presenter will be Lilly Setterdahl.
Here is a description of the program from the Swedish American Museum Genealogy Center:
Genealogical research has changed immensely in recent years, but in order to be successful in finding Swedish ancestors, we still need one vital piece of information—the name of the birth parish in Sweden. The best chance of finding the correct parish is in the Swedish-American Church records. Although, the membership books have been digitized and the information is available on ancestry.com you still might not know the immigrant’s live story.
We will learn about the work of Lennart and Lilly Setterdahl and how they have preserved the many stories for generations to come. They interviewed, taped, and microfilmed lots of records so the stories could be told to many.
The latest book she has written the text for is, “Swedish-American Portraits 1972-1994: Photographed by Lennart Setterdahl.” Her son Stephan Setterdahl is the photo editor and designer.”
We are thankful to Lilly Setterdahl for continuing the work of her husband and for her time to tell us about the work and to learn more about some of the people they interviewed.
Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members; $10 for non-members to participate. Reservations are required to receive a Zoom code.
If you are a member, email email@example.com to receive a zoom code for the meeting.
If you are not a member, click here for your payment in order to receive a zoom code.
You can reach the Swedish American Museum Genealogy Center at:
Swedish American Museum Genealogy Center
The newsletter also notes that genealogy researchers can schedule themselves for one-on-one research help on the right sidebar. Times noted are on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 pm, 1 pm to 2 pm, and 2 pm to 3 pm. Also on Saturdays from 1 to 2 pm and 2 pm to 3 pm.
Here are the stated costs for the one-on-one research help:
Genealogical Society members: No fee for first hour; $10 for each additional hour on the same day.
Museum member only: $10 for first hour and $30 for each additional hour on the same day.
Non-member: $30 fee for each hour
Please call the Museum at 773.728.8111 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. Individuals with appointments have priority over walk-ins.
Please fill out a genealogy research request form here if you are unable to attend an in-person genealogy research session. Forms can be returned to us electronically to email@example.com or faxed to 773.728.8870.
Based on the information you provide, we will research using the resources available at the Genealogy Center. Information might be available within three weeks. If we are unable to assist you, we will try to refer you to other possible sources.
You can look at the Calendar of Events for the Swedish American Museum here at:
Swedish American Museum Calendar of Events
You can contact the Nordic Family Genealogy Center through the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 September 2020 at the Swedish American Museum:
Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago September 2020
See what interests you. Make a connection with the society if you are digging deep into your Swedish roots. Take a look at all of the cultural doings going on at the Museum during the month of September 2020
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