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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Region 7B -- New England Synod
Bishop Margaret G. Payne, Church Council Liaison
20 Upland St.
Worcester, MA 01607-1624
Phone: (508) 791-1530
Fax: (508) 797-9295

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 or a search may be requested for a fee. See http://www.augustana.edu/x13917.xml  for years of availability, guidelines, and research request forms.

Kent County

Evangelical Covent Church
East Greenwhich, Rhode Island

First Lutheran Church
East Greenwhich, Rhode Island

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran
Natick, Rhode Island

Swedish Lutheran Church
Pontiac, Rhode Island

Friendship Baptist Church
Warwick, Rhode Island

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Warwich, Rhode Island

Covenent Congregational Church
West Warwick, Rhode Island

Newport County

St. Peter Lutheran Church
New Port, Rhode Island

Providence County

Swedish Lutheran Church
Auburn, Rhode Island

Bethany Lutheran Church
Cranston, Rhode Island

Calvary Covenant Church
Cranston, Rhode Island

Covenant Congregational Church
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Trinity Lutheran Church
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Providence, Rhode Island

Sv. Kyrkliga National Com.
Providence, Rhode Island

Swedish Ansgarii Episcopal Church
Providence, Rhode Island

Covenant Congregational Church
Riverside, Rhode Island

Swedish Baptist Church
South Auburn, Rhode Island

Bethel Lutheran Church
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

St. Mark Lutheran Church
Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Swedish-American Newspapers in Rhode Island

Title of Newspaper and City of Publication

  • Folkets Röst  in Providence
  • Providence Allehanda  in Providence
  • Tiden in Providence
  • Framåt in Providence/Brooklyn, NY
  • Skandinavia in Providence

Many Swedish-American newspapers are available on microfilms at the Swenson Center at Augustana College and are available to borrow via interlibrary loan throughout the United States. See http://www.augustana.edu/x14666.xml  to see specific newspaper and years you would like to view. 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