February 2016 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program Titled “Orphan Train Video” On Saturday, February 27, 2016, From 10 AM To 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 February 2016 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

There is a genealogy program scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2016 titled “Orphan Train Video” that will take place between 10 AM and Noon.

Here is a small program summary from the newsletter for the event:

“Learn more about the Orphan Trains that sent over 100,000 homeless children from cities to rural communities in the Midwest and beyond between 1854 and 1929. Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members; non-members pay $10. Reservations appreciated and can be made via email or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111.”

You can contact the Nordic Family Genealogy Center through the museum at genealogy@samac.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 February 2016 at the Swedish American Museum:

Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago February 2016

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 February 2016.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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