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 February 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:
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 genealogy program scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10 am to 12 noon. The program is titled “Clergymen, Witches and Swedish Genealogy”. The presenter for this program is Kirsten Nicholson.
Here is a description of the program from the February 2018 Cirkular:
Clergymen? Witches? Witch hunts? Genealogy? Church records?
How are these connected?
Swedish church books are particularly detailed about members of the clergy. Since Swedes have been Lutheran since the Reformation, there are no restrictions on marriages and family.
There is fascinating information in the church books about how priests are educated and compensated and how they were selected for their jobs. You can also learn about old witch hunts and border loyalties between Sweden and Norway.
Hear the story about one family that had many priests and preachers through the centuries, all of them from what are today the northern provinces of Jämtland and Ångermanland.
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:
Swedish American Museum Calendar of Events
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 February 2018 at the Swedish American Museum:
Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago February 2018
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 February 2018.
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