March 2017 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; March 25, 2017 Genealogy Program; “Swedish Monarchy Genealogy: The Bernadotte Dynasty” By Robert Johnson

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 March 2017 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

The Swedish American Genealogical Society has a genealogy program on the 4th Saturday of each month from January to November at the Museum.  There is a program scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10am to 12 noon.  Program is titled “Swedish Monarchy Genealogy: The Bernadotte Dynasty” by Robert Johnson.  Cost to attend for members of the society is free.  Cost to attend for non-members is $10.  The society does ask that you contact them via email to let them know if you are attending.  Here is a small description of the program from the newsletter:

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The origins of the current Swedish royal family, the House of Bernadotte, lie not in Scandinavia, but in 19th century France and a Napoleonic marshal called Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte. Come learn about the French Connection and other interesting royal connections with the House of Bernadotte
since 1810. Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members; non-members pay $10. Reservations appreciated.

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You can look at the Calendar of Events for the Swedish American Museum here at:

Swedish American Museum Calendar of Events

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 March 2017 at the Swedish American Museum:

Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago March 2017

See what interests you.  Make a connection with the society if you are digging deep into your Swedish roots.  Take a look at all of the cultural doings going on at the Museum during the month of March 2017.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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