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 January 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, January 27, 2018 from 10 am to 12 noon. The program is titled “Overcoming Research Obstacles in the Swedish Church Books”. The presenter for this program is Kathy Meade.
Here is a description of the program from the January 2018 Cirkular:
Swedish church books are a wonderful source for ancestor’s birth, marriage, death and household records. However, sometimes the minister used abbreviations in the records. Other times he wrote the vital information in a different book than the actual parish book. What do the abbreviations mean? Where is that birth record?
In this presentation, we highlight many of the stumbling blocks researchers have experienced over the years researching in Swedish church books and present solutions. Some of the topics will include; abbreviations in household books, church organization (mother parish versus annex parish), reviewing various church book formats and format of older church books.
Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members; $10 for non-members to participate. Reservations appreciated and can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 January 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 January 2018.
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