Upcoming Events From The Swedish American Museum In Chicago; Upcoming Genealogy Programs August To December 2013; Genealogy Program August 24, 2013, 10 AM To Noon; “Viking Women” By Dr. James Borg

Hi Everyone!

Swedish American Museum LogoI recently received an update on newly added programs being offered by the Swedish American Museum in Chicago.

Here are the updates I received from the Swedish American Museum.  Please note they have indicated upcoming genealogy programs they will offer for September, October, November and December 2013 as well as the upcoming genealogy program for this Saturday, August 24, 2013.

Swedish American Museum Program Update; Genealogy Programs Noted For August 2013 To December 2013

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

The main website for the Swedish American Museum is:

Swedish American Museum

The update highlights many of the upcoming programs and events that will be occurring at the Swedish American Museum.  There are many programs that are more cultural in nature than genealogical.  But if you are doing Swedish genealogical research, these cultural events are still important to you.

The museum does present genealogy programs.  The one highlighted in this update notes that there will be a genealogy program on Saturday, August 24, 2013 that will take place at the Swedish American Museum from 10 AM to 12 Noon.

Here is the text description from the update about this genealogy program:


Tales of Brave-Hearted Viking Women 
Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to noon

Are you interested in Vikings? Maybe you have a Viking as an ancestor! History buff or genealogist–the Swedish American Museum has a treat for you. Come to the Nordic Family Genealogy Center’s session “Brave-Hearted Viking Women” and learn about the role of women in the violent Viking society. Original Viking artifacts will be on display.
Dr. James Borg, Swedish-American scholar, university professor, businessman, and collector of Viking antiquities will be the speaker. Dr. Borg’s Swedish ancestors emigrated from Waldemarsvik and rose from sharecroppers to inventors and founders of many corporations: Borg and Beck disk clutch, Borg-Warner Corporation, and Borg Scale Corporation. Dr. Borg cofounded a game corporation but is more interested in history, literature, and religion.

Cost for this event for Nordic Family Genealogy members is free; non-members pay $10. To learn more about the Nordic Family Genealogy Center, please click here. You may also email genealogy@samac.org or call the Museum at 773.728.8111 and leave a message for the Genealogy Center volunteer.


If you have Swedish ancestral connections, you want to make a connection with the Swedish American Museum located in Chicago, IL to see what resources they have that can help in your own Swedish research.

Look through the update for the many and varied programs and events being offered by the museum.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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