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Most genealogical and historical societies in North America and in Sweden publish magazines and newsletters. The articles often include:

  • Family genealogies and pedigrees.
  • Transcripts of church records, migration lists, and cemetery records.
  • Social life and customs.
  • Helpful articles on research methodology.
  • Information about local records, archives, and services.
  • Book advertisements and reviews.
  • Research advertisements.

Queries or requests for information that can help you contact other researchers interested in specific ancestors.

North American Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Several historical and genealogical societies publish periodicals focusing on the Swedish immigrants to North America. These are often published quarterly and may focus on the immigrants to a particular region or state. Some major periodicals are:

The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly. Chicago, Illinois, USA: The Society, 1982-. (FHL book 973 B25sp.)

Swedish American Genealogist. Winter Park, Florida, USA: Swedish American Genealogist, 1981-. Published by Nils William Olson, P.O. Box 2186, Winter Park, FL 32790. (FHL book 973 F25s.)  Published since 1991 by the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, 639 38th St, Rock Island IL 61201-2296.

Swedish Periodicals

Many societies and organizations in Sweden publish genealogical periodicals in Swedish. Much of their content is devoted to compiled genealogies of native families. They also are an excellent place to publish queries or advertisements for a lost ancestor from Sweden. Some major examples are:

Släkt och hävd: tidskrift (Family and Tradition). Stockholm, Sweden: Genealogiska Föreningen, 1950-. (FHL book 948.5 D25sh.)

Personhistorisk tidskrift (Journal of Personal History). Stockholm, Sweden: P.A. Norstedt, 1900-. (FHL book 948.5 D25pt; films 254935-6, 1440261 items2-6, 1440262 items 1-5.) This periodical has been indexed for the years 1898 to 1956. (FHL films 254961-66.

Obtaining Periodicals

Copies of periodicals are available from the societies that publish them. Major archives with genealogical collections have copies of many periodicals, particularly those representing the area they serve.

The Family History Library subscribes to many periodicals. These are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog in several ways. If you know the title, use the Author/Title Search of the catalog. Otherwise, use the Place Search:





Also see Sweden Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]