April 2014 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program On Saturday April 26, 2014; “The Viking Discovery Of America”

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 April 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 and ancestry.

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

Genealogy Program And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago April 2014

There is a genealogy program scheduled for Saturday April 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon at the Museum.  The title of the program is “Viking Discovery of America”.  From their website, here is a description of the program:



Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. – noon

 Intrepid Viking seafarers leapfrogged their way across the North Atlantic from the 9th century CE. Their voyages led them to settle Iceland and Greenland; and forge contacts in Canada and North America. This presentation about the Viking discovery of America will be given by Dr. James Borg, Swedish-American scholar, university professor, businessman and collector of Viking antiquities. He will have some of his Viking and Eskimo artifacts from his extensive collection on display at this lecture hosted by the Nordic Family Genealogy Center. Cost to attend the lecture for non-NFGC members is $10 that can be paid at the event. You may email or call the Museum at 773.728.8111 and leave a message for the Genealogy Center volunteer with any questions or to RSVP.


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 April 2014.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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