August 2014 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; “An American’s Genealogical Adventure On TV” On Saturday, August 23, 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 August 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.

You can reach the general website for the Swedish American Museum at:

Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL

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 August 2014 at the Swedish American Museum:

“An American’s Genealogical Adventure on TV”  And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago August 2014

There is a genealogy program scheduled for Saturday August 23, 2014 starting at 10:00 AM at the Museum.  The title of the program is “An American’s Genealogical Adventure on TV”.   From their website, here is a description of the program:


An American’s Genealogical Adventure on TV

Early this year, Eric Basir received the gift of a lifetime–an all-expenses paid trip to be the first in his mother’s family since the early 1900’s to return to Sweden. All he had to do was to be himself and tolerate a television show camera crew that would follow him and nine other participants from America as they traveled and learned about Swedish culture for the popular Swedish TV show, “Allt för Sverige.” The grand prize for the Swedish-American who endured and persevered through the most cultural challenges  was a family reunion with lost-and-found Swedish relatives.

 Join us at this genealogy session hosted by the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum as Eric shares his experiences and genealogical adventures with us on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost 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.


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 August 2014.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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