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Archives[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Region 7 -- For Metropolitan New York Synod
John R. Daggan
Sutter Memorial Archives
Horrmann Library
Wagner College
One Campus Road
Staten Island, NY 10301
Email: jdaggan@cgsh.com

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.


Bronx County

Bethlehem Covenant Church
Bronx, New York

Messiah Lutheran Church
New York (Bronx), New York

Pilgrim Lutheran Church
New York (Bronx), New York

Cattaraugus County

Bethany Lutheran Church
Olean, New York

Bethel Lutheran Church
Portville, New York

Chautauqua County

Bethel Lutheran Church
Ashville, New York

Salem Lutheran Church
Brocton, New York

Bethania Lutheran Church
Busti, New York

Bethania Lutheran Church
Busti, New York

Zion Lutheran Church
Frewsburg, New York

Bethel Lutheran Church
Jamestown, New York

First Covenant Church
Jamestown, New York

First Lutheran Church
Jamestown, New York

Hillcrest Baptist Church
Jamestown, New York

Holy Trinity English Lutheran
Jamestown, New York

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Jamestown, New York

Zion Covenant Church
Jamestown, New York

St. Mark Lutheran Church
Mayville, New York

Erie County

Evangelical Covenant Church
Buffalo, New York

Augustana Lutheran Church
Tonawanda, New York

Kings County

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Brooklyn, New York

Dean Street Baptist Church
Brooklyn, New York

Ebenezer Baptist Church
Brooklyn, New York

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Brooklyn, New York

Salem Lutheran Church
Brooklyn, New York

Long Island County

Bethany Congregational Church
Corona, New York

Monroe County

Emanuel Evangelical Church
Rochester, New York

Trinity Lutheran Church
Rochester, New York

New Jersey County

Christ Lutheran Church
West New York, New York

New York County

Finsk-Svensk Lutheran Miss. Fr. (Swede-Finn)
Harlem, New York

Bethesda Covenant Church
New York, New York

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
New York, New York

Trinity Baptist Church
New York, New York

Richmond County

Emanuel Covenant Church
Staten Island, New York

Messiah Lutheran Church
Staten Island, New York

St. Paul-St. Luke Lutheran Church
Staten Island, New York

Wasa Lutheran Church
Staten Island, New York

Westchester County

Emanuel Lutheran Church
Mt. Vernon, New York

United Lutheran Church
Mt. Vernon, New York

Trinity Lutheran Church
White Plains, New York

History[edit | edit source]

Recommended Reading[edit | edit source]

"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


Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Swedish-American Newspapers in New York

Title of Newspaper and City of Publication

  • Finska Amerikanaren in Brooklyn
  • New York Tidningen in Brooklyn
  • Österns Härold in Brooklyn/New Britain, CT
  • Svenska Amerikanska Pressen in Brooklyn/New York
  • Svenska Amerikanska Pressen in Brooklyn/New York
  • Folkets Röst in Jamestown
  • Österns Växtare in Jamestown
  • Skandia in Jamestown
  • Vårt Land in Jamestown
  • Wårt Nya Hem in Jamestown
  • Arbetaren in New York
  • Stridsropet in New York
  • Norden  in New York City
  • Nordstjernan-Svea in New York/Brooklyn


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