There are several societies and organizations in Sweden that may have valuable information for your genealogical research. Many Swedish communities have genealogical and historical societies, called hembygdsföreningar, many of which publish books and periodicals. You can write to Riksförbundet för hembygdsvård for an address of a local hembygdsförening. (See the "History" section of this outline for the address.)
There may also be some Swedish societies in the country your ancestor immigrated to, especially in the United States.
Many societies publish periodicals, transcripts, and compiled genealogies. They may also have special indexes, collections, and projects. Some publish queries about Swedish ancestors or maintain a list of members' research interests. Some specialize in the immigrants to a specific area. The following societies may be of interest:
- Genealogiska Föreningen
(The Genealogical Association of Sweden)
S-103 11 Stockholm
- Personhistoriska Samfundet
(The Personal History Association of Sweden)
S-100 26 Stockholm
Swedish historical societies can be valuable sources of information. Such societies exist in countries where Swedish emigrants settled, and they often collect information about Swedish immigrants. Many societies have special collections of books and manuscript material for Sweden that may be hard to find in libraries and archives. Two historical societies are:
- The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
639 Thirty-Eighth Street
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
- Swedish-American Historical Society, Inc.
5125 North Spaulding Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
These societies' collections of family and local histories and manuscripts may be helpful. The material in their collections can be circulated.
For DIS-Computer Genealogy Society of Sweden click here
The American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407