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Swedish American

Newspapers

Swedish American Newspapers in California


_______Title_________________City of Publication___________
          Vestern                                      Eureka
         California Journalen                   Los Angeles
         California Posten                       Los Angeles
         California Veckoblad                  Los Angeles
         Mot Strömmen                           Oakland
         Svenska Vestern                        Oakland
         Västra Härolden                         Oakland
         California Scandinav                  San Francisco
         Ebenezer                                   San Francisco
         Pacific Posten                            San Francisco       
         Vestkusten                                 San Francisco

Availability
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

Archives

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Regional Archives
Region 2: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming
Carol Schmalenberger
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
2770 Marin Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94708-1597
Phone: (510)524-5264
Email: archives@plts.edu

Swedish People in the State of California

"California och dess svenska befolkning" is a book authored by Ernst Skarstedt.  It is written in Swedish and contains biographies, a colored map of California, over 200 portraits, and 100 other illustrations.  The book may be available at public libraries.  The book is available at the Family History Library with the call number FHL US/CAN Book 979.4F2s.  An index which includes the names and brief background information on 335 Swedes and Swede-Finns who were living in California between 1900 and 1910 and whose short biographies are included in "California och dess svenska befolkning" is available on line at http://sfhs.eget.net/lookup_sv_in_cal2.html .

Recommended Reading

"Where did the Swedes Go? The Causes of Swedish Immigration and Settlement Patterns in America" by Rickie Lazzerini http://www.kindredtrails.com/Where-Did-The-Swedes-Go-3.html

Swedish Churches

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.

Alameda County

Berkeley Covenant Church
Berkeley, California

Bethany Lutheran Church
Berkeley, California

Evangelical Free Church
Berkeley, California

First Covenant Church
Oakland, California

Lakeside Baptist Church
Oakland, California

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Oakland, California

Butte County

Evangelical Free Church
Richvale, California

Fresno County

First Covenant Church
Fresno, California

Trinity Lutheran Church
Fresno, California

Bethany Lutheran Church
Kerman (Vinland), California

Concordia Lutheran Church
Kingsburg, California

Evangelical Covenant Church
Kingsburg, California

Evangelical Free Church
Kingsburg, California

First Baptist Church
Kingsburg, California

Swedish Methodist Episcopal
Kingsburg, California

Evangelical Colony Covenant
Kingsburg-Riverside, California

Bethany Lutheran Church
Vinland (Kerman), California

Glenn County

Evangelical Free Church
Orland, California

Humboldt County

First Covenant Church
Eureka, California

Swedish Lutheran Church
Eureka, California

Los Angeles County

Grace Lutheran Church
Bell, California

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Long Beach, California

Angelica Lutheran Church
Los Angeles, California

Bethel Lutheran Church
Los Angeles, California

First Covenant Church
Los Angeles, California

First Evangelical Free Church
Los Angeles, California

First Swedsh Baptist Church
Los Angeles, California

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Los Angeles, California

Swedish Methodist Temple
Los Angeles, California

Evangelical Covenant Church
Pasadena, California

Messiah Lutheran Church
Pasadena, California

Bethel Lutheran Church
San Pedro, California

St. Erik's Church (Church of Sweden, at Norwegian Seamen's Church)
San Pedro, California

Swedish Mission Covenant
San Pedro, California

Merced County

Berea Lutheran Church
Hilmar, California

Hilmar Covenant Church
Hilmar, California

Riverside County

Eden Lutheran Church
Riverside, California

Sacramento County

First Covenant Church
Sacramento, California

Luther Memorial (Zion) Church
Sacramento, California

San Diego County

Bethesda Lutheran Church
San Diego, California

Clairmont Covenant Church
San Diego, California

College Avenue Baptist Church
San Diego, California

San Francisco County

Ebenezer Lutheran Church
San Francisco, California

First Covenant Church
San Francisco, California

Temple Baptist Church
San Francisco, California

San Joaquin County

Mission Covenant Church
Escalon, California

Saron Lutheran Church
Escalon, California

Bethany Covenant Church
Ripon, California

Stockton Covenant Church
Stockton, California

San Luis Obispo County

Swedish Baptist Church
Linne (Paso Robles), California

Bethel Lutheran Church
Templeton, California

Santa Clara County

First Lutheran Church
Palo Alto, California

First Covenant Church
San Jose, California

Immanuel Lutheran Church
San Jose, California

Willow Glen Baptist Church
San Jose, California

Stanislaus County

Beulah Covenant Church
Turlock, California

Calvary Baptist Church
Turlock, California

Evangelical Free Church
Turlock, California

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Turlock, California

Swedish Bethel Covenant Church
Turlock/Colony, California