One part of the newsletter noted that the museum is offering recurring genealogy help sessions on each 4th Saturday of the month. For those that are members of the museum, the service is free; for those that are non-members but would still like to obtain some Swedish genealogical assistance, the fee is $10.
Research help is also being offered on Wednesday afternoons from Noon to 3 PM. This service is also free for members and will cost $10 for non-members.
Here are the details contained from the e-mail I received regarding the genealogy help that is being offered that follows in Italics after the break line:
The Nordic Family Genealogy Center hosts genealogy sessions from 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Saturday of most months. Check the Swedish American Museum’s website for specific dates and topics. Annual membership: $20 for Museum members; non-members pay $10 per session.
The Genealogy Center is also open for individual research Wednesday afternoons between noon and 3:00 p.m. Individual assistance is provided by experienced members of the Nordic Family Genealogy Center. There is no charge for Museum members: non-members pay $10 per visit. Reservations recommended and can be made by calling 773.728.8111.
In fact, the genealogy program being offered on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 10 AM to Noon is titled “Fermented Herring For Anyone?”. This genealogy session will be exploring fermented herring-a delicacy from Northern Sweden, among other food traditions. This session will be led by Kerstin Nicholson. If possible, bring your laptop computer and family information to class.
If you have Swedish ancestral research needs and you live in the area, you might want to consider connecting with the Swedish American Museum in Chicago for help as well as just to be aware of all of the activities the museum is offering both for Swedish genealogy and for Swedish cultural information.
All of the contact information for the museum is above as well as in the full newsletter link below.
Here is a link to the full contents of the newsletter material I received from the Swedish American Museum of Chicago:
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