Swedish-American Church Books – Great Genealogical Source!

Kathy Meade
Sep 23, 2022
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Swedish-American Church Records
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Congregation / Membership
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Ministerial Books
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Dismissal Records
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Other Records
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Case Studies
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Census vs. Church Books
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About this webinar

Many Swedes who immigrated to North America (United States and Canada) joined a Swedish American Church. While most of these congregations were Lutheran, there were also Swedish Covenant, Swedish Methodist, Swedish Baptist, Swedish Mission and other free churches. Many of these churches kept detailed records as they did in Sweden. These records are a wonderful source to discover where in Sweden the person came from and in some cases tracing internal migration within North America.

This presentation will highlight the history of Swedish American churches, the various denominations and what types of records were kept and where you can find these records both online and offline. We will review a few records to show the immense detail that was kept by some of these churches.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Kathy Meade is the North American representative for ArkivDigital AD AB, a company that offers online access to newly photographed images of Swedish historical records. Kathy has spent more than ten years giving presentations, writing articles and
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