Oregon: Swedish American

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Archives[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Regional Archives
Region 1: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
Kerstin Ringdahl
Mortvedt Library
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
Phone: 253-535-7586
Email: ringdak@plu.edu
Website


Biographies[edit | edit source]

Oregon - Swedish Biographies: By Ernst Skarstedt. Transcript available online at Swedish Roots in Oregon

Oregon och dess svenska befolkning: med en färglagd karta öfver Oregon, 98 porträtt and 55 endra illustrationer: By Ernst Teofil Skarstedt; the final book in the series of Swedes along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It includes a biographical section. 979.5 F2s- FHL US/CAN Book and microfilm # 132146 Item 6. At various libraries (WorldCat).

Churches[edit | edit source]

The Swedish American churches listed below have microfilmed records in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at the Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. These microfilms are not available via interlibrary loan but may be searched in person by appointment or a search may be requested for a fee. Visit website for years of availability, guidelines, and research request forms.


Clatsop County

First Lutheran Church
Astoria, Oregon

Trinity Lutheran Church
Astoria, Oregon

Zion Lutheran Church
Astoria, Oregon

Columbia County

Mayger Church
Mayger, Oregon

Baptist Church
Warren, Oregon

Bethany Lutheran Church
Warren, Oregon

Morrow County

Valby Lutheran Church
Ione, Oregon

Multnomah County

Hillsview Covenant Church
Gresham, Oregon

Powell Val. Mis. Covenant Church
Gresham, Oregon

Trinity Lutheran Church
Gresham, Oregon

Augustana Lutheran Church
Portland, Oregon

First Covenant Church
Portland, Oregon

First Immanuel Lutheran Church
Portland, Oregon

Tabor Church
Portland, Oregon

Temple Baptist Church
Portland, Oregon

Temple Baptist Church
Portland, Oregon


History[edit | edit source]

Recommended Reading[edit | edit source]

For a history of Swedes in Oregon read "The Swedes of Oregon" by William Carlson Smith.


The Pillars of Swedish Heritage in Oregon -- Linnea Society: Article by Leif Rosqvist, Editor of the New Sweden newsletter. This and other articles by Rosqvist online at Swedish Roots in Oregon


Swedish Oregon: Compiled and edited by Lars Nordström; covers the period of the late 1800's and into the 21st Century.


The Great History of Swedes in Oregon: Sheds light on the Swedish immigrant experience.


Oregon och dess svenska befolkning: med en färglagd karta öfver Oregon, 98 porträtt and 55 endra illustrationer: By Ernst Teofil Skarstedt; the final book in the series of Swedes along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It includes a biographical section. 979.5 F2s- FHL US/CAN Book and microfilm # 132146 Item 6. At various libraries (WorldCat).

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Swedish-American Newspapers in Oregon

Title of Newspaper and City of Publication

  • Astoria Rapport in Astoria
  • Oregon Posten in Portland


Availability
Many Swedish-American newspapers are available on microfilms at the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College and are available to borrow via interlibrary loan throughout the United States. Contact your local library if you are interested in placing a request. Supply your library with the following information:

  • Title of newspaper
  • The specific years you need for your research

Inform your library that the requests can be sent directly via OCLC (“ICY”), fax 309 794-7230, or via mail to Augustana College Library, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

Societies[edit | edit source]

New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society of Oregon and S.W. Washington
Website

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-222-1741
Fax: 503-221-2035
Email: orhist@ohs.org
Website

Oregon Genealogical Society
and Research Library
955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541-345-0399
Website

Local county historical and genealogical societies

Websites[edit | edit source]

Swedish Roots in Oregon