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Swedish American

Societies

New Sweden Cultrual Heritage Society of Oregon and S. W. Washington
http://www.newsweden.org/ http://www.newsweden.org/]

Washington State Historical Society
1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Toll-free 1-888-BE THERE (1-888-238-4373)
Website: http://www.washingtonhistory.org/default.aspx

Washington State Genealogical Society
1901 S 12th Ave, Union Gap, WA 98903-1256
Website: https://wasgs.org/

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
2111 W Wellesley Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
Website: http://ewgs-spokane.blogspot.com/


Archives

Washington State Archives
Washington Secretary of State
Legislative Building
PO Box 40220, Olympia WA 98504-0220
(360) 902-4151
Website: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/history/genealogy.aspx

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Regional Archives
Region 1: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
Kerstin Ringdahl
Mortvedt Library
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
Phone: (253) 535-7586
E-mail: ringdak@plu.edu
Website: http://www.plu.edu/~archives/

Biographies

Swedish People in the State of Washington

Ernst Teofil Skarstedt with the help of F.W. Lonegren authored the book entitled "Washington och dess svenska befolkning".  The book is written in Swedish and has a colored map of Washington, 300 portraits and 87 other illustrations along with biographical information. A microfilm of the original publication is available at the Family History Library and its centers with the call number US/CAN Film # 1321447 Item 4. (see also http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wasnohom/skarstedt08.htm

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


Clark County

Methodist Episcopal Church
Battle Ground, Washington

Venersborg Covenant Church
Battle Ground, Washington

Elim Lutheran Church
Brush Prairie, Washington

Grays Harbor County

Evangelical Covenant Church
Aberdeen, Washington

Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church
Aberdeen, Washington

Trinity Lutheran Church
Aberdeen, Washington

Immanuel Baptist Church
Hoquiam, Washington

Saron Lutheran Church
Hoquiam, Washington

King County

Highpoint Mission Church
Highpoint, Washington

Highpoint Mission Church
Issaquah, Washington

Preston Baptist Church
Preston, Washington

Ballard Baptist Church
Seattle, Washington

Bethany Lutheran Church
Seattle, Washington

Bethel Lutheran Church
Seattle, Washington

Central Baptist Church
Seattle, Washington

Columbia Baptist Conference
Seattle, Washington

Elim Baptist Church
Seattle, Washington

Emmaus Lutheran Church
Seattle, Washington

Evangelical Free Church
Seattle, Washington

First Covenant Church
Seattle, Washington

First Swedish Baptist Church
Seattle, Washington

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Seattle, Washington

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Seattle, Washington

St. John Lutheran Church
Seattle, Washington

Kitsap County

Bethany Lutheran Church
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Elim Lutheran Church
Port Orchard, Washington

Lemolo Church
Poulsbo, Washington

North Kitsap Baptist
Poulsbo, Washington

Pearson Church
Poulsbo, Washington

Elim Lutheran Church
Waterman, Washington

Bethany Lutheran Church
Winslow, Washington

Pacific County

First Scan. Baptist Church
South Bend, Washington

Pierce County

Bethany Baptist Church
Puyallup, Washington

Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Tacoma, Washington

Central Baptist Church
Tacoma, Washington

First Covenant Church
Tacoma, Washington

First Lutheran Church
Tacoma, Washington

First Swedish Baptist Church
Tacoma, Washington

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Tacoma, Washington

Skagit County

Bethanty Covenant Church
Mt. Vernon, Washington

Bethsaida Swedish Evangelical Lutheran
Mt. Vernon, Washington

Emmanuel Baptist Church
Mt. Vernon, Washington

Salem Lutheran Church
Mt. Vernon, Washington

Bethsaida Church
Pleasant Ridge, Washington

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Sedro Woolley, Washington

Snohomish County

Bethel Baptist Church
Everett, Washington

First Covenant Church
Everett, Washington

First Swedish Baptist Church
Everett, Washington

Trinity Lutheran Church
Everett, Washington

Zion Lutheran Church
Everett, Washington

First Baptist Church
Lake Stevens, Washington

Evangelical Covenant Church
Monroe, Washington

Cedarhome Baptist Church
Stanwood, Washington

First Swedish Baptist Church
Stanwood, Washington

Spokane County

Broadway Baptist Church
Spokane, Washington

First Covenant Church
Spokane, Washington

Salem Lutheran Church
Spokane, Washington

Thurston County

Bethesda Lutheran Church
Olympia, Washington

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Olympia, Washington

Swedish-Finnish Lutheran Church
Olympia, Washington

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rochester, Washington

St. Mark Lutheran Church
Rochester, Washington

Swedish-Finnish Lutheran Church
Rochester, Washington

Whatcom County

Faith Lutheran Church
Bellingham, Washington

First Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church
Bellingham, Washington

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Bellingham, Washington

Mission Covenant Church
Bellingham, Washington

Northwest Baptist Church
Bellingham, Washington

First Swedish Baptist Church
Custer, Washington

Sunrise BaptistChurch
Custer, Washington

Dacota Creek Baptist Church
Delta, Washington

Delta Baptist Church
Delta, Washington

Bakerview Baptist Church
Ferndale, Washington

Yakima County

Evangelical Covenant Church
Selah, Washington

Central Lutheran Church
Yakima, Washington

Holytrinity Lutheran Church
Yakima, Washington

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Yakima, Washington

St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Yakima, Washington

Wiley Heights Covenant Church
Yakima, Washington

Newspapers

Swedish-American Newspapers in Washington

Title of Newspaper and City of Publication

  • Nya Världen in Bellingham
  • Svenska Journalen in Seattle
  • Svenska Pacific Tribunen in Seattle
  • Svenska Posten in Seattle
  • Swedish Pacific Press (Svenska Pressen) in Seattle
  • Växtaren in Seattle
  • Westerns Tribun in Seattle
  • Pacific Tribun in Seattle/Tacoma
  • Westra Posten in Seattle/Tacoma
  • Svenska Nordvästern in Spokane
  • Svenska Pressen in Spokane
  • Puget Sound Posten in Tacoma
  • Tacoma Posten in Tacoma
  • Tacoma Tribunen in Tacoma


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.