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 March 2018 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:
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 genealogy program scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10 am to 12 noon. The program is titled “Old Swedish American Newspapers – New Treasure Trove for Online Research”. The presenter for this program is Bengt Sjogren.
Here is a description of the program from the March 2018 Cirkular:
“Old Swedish American Newspapers – New Treasure Trove for Online Research” by Bengt Sjögren.
As Swedes arrived to the US in large numbers, hundreds of Swedish-language newspapers were published from 1850 onwards. Recently 28 such newspapers were digitized and they are now searchable – providing a great source of information.
Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members; $10 for non-members to participate. Reservations appreciated and can be made via email to email@example.com or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111.
You can look at the Calendar of Events for the Swedish American Museum here at:
You can contact the Nordic Family Genealogy Center through the museum at firstname.lastname@example.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 2018 at the Swedish American Museum:
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 2018.
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