September 2017 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program Scheduled For September 23, 2017; “Swedish Immigration In Argentina And Brazil” Presented By Jane Florine

Hi Everyone!

I have been receiving some activities updates from the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL recently.  Some of the activities maybe 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 September 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 September 23, 2017 from 10 am to 12 noon.  This program is titled “Swedish Immigration in Argentina and Brazil” and is presented by Jane Florine.

Here is the text from the program description contained in the Cirkular:

Swedish Immigration in Argentina and Brazil

“Presented by Jane Florine, ethnomusicologist who lived and worked in Argentina for many years.

In this talk, Jane Florine will discuss the Swedish immigration that took place to Brazil and Argentina in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Oberá, located in the northeast area of Argentina, was the largest Swedish colony in Latin America. To this day, Swedish culture – especially Scandinavian folk dance – is preserved in Oberá, the home of Argentina’s National Immigration Festival, along with an interest in Swedish genealogy.

Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members. Non-members pay $10 per presentation. Payment is accepted at the door. Reservations appreciated and can be made via email or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111.”

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 September 2017 at the Swedish American Museum:

Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago September 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 September 2017.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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