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Archives[edit | edit source]

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.


Fairfield County[edit | edit source]

Covenant Congregational Church
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Salem Lutheran Church
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Trinity Lutheran Church
Danbury, Connecticut

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Georgetown, Connecticut

Covenant Congregational Church
Georgetown, Connecticut

Bethlehem Covenant Church
Norwalk, Connecticut

Evangelical Congregational Church
Stamford, Connecticut

St. John Lutheran Church
Stamford, Connecticut

Hartford County[edit | edit source]

Grace Baptist Church
Bristol, Connecticut

Svenska Ev. Pilgrims Fors.
Collinsville, Connecticut

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Forestville, Connecticut

Bethel Baptist Church
Hartford, Connecticut

Emanuel Lutheran Church
Hartford, Connecticut

Kensington Baptist Church
Kensington, Connecticut

Emanuel Lutheran Church
Manchester, Connecticut

Trinity Covenant Church
Manchester, Connecticut

Bethany Covenant Church
New Britain, Connecticut

First Lutheran Church
New Britain, Connecticut

Covenant Congregational Church
West Hartford, Connecticut

Lichtfield County[edit | edit source]

The Covenant Church
Thomaston, Connecticut

Middlesex County[edit | edit source]

Bethany Lutheran Church
Cromwell, Connecticut

Covenant Congregational Church
Cromwell, Connecticut

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
East Hampton, Connecticut

Haddam Neck Covenant Church
East Hampton, Connecticut

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
Middletown, Connecticut

Zion Lutheran Church
Portland, Connecticut

New Haven County[edit | edit source]

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ansonia, Connecticut

Tabor Lutheran Church
Branford, Connecticut

Augustana Lutheran Church
Meriden, Connecticut

Calvary Baptist Church
Meriden, Connecticut

Hillside Covenant Church
Naugatuck, Connecticut

Salem Lutheran Church
Naugatuck, Connecticut

Bethesda Lutheran Church
New Haven, Connecticut

Evangelical Covenant Church
New Haven, Connecticut

Svenska Baptist Forsamlingen
Waterbury, Connecticut

Zion Lutheran Church
Waterbury, Connecticut

First Lutheran Church
West Haven, Connecticut

New London County[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Covenant Church
New London, Connecticut

Windham County[edit | edit source]

Emanuel Lutheran Church
North Grosvenordale, Connecticut

Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Willimantic, Connecticut

Evangelical Covenant Church
Woodstock, Connecticut

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Swedish American Newspapers in Connecticut

These newspapers were not printed in Connecticut but in nearby states.

Österns Weckoblad (See Massachusetts)
Österns Härold (See New York)

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