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Swedes on the Mississippi of the 1850s

The first midwestern Swedish seed communities appeared in the early 1840s. More»

375 years since the Swedish settlement of the Bronx

Jonas Jonasson Bronck of Sweden first settled in the area of Nieuw Amsterdam in 1639. More»

Fond Memories of Sweden

Swedish immigrants retain memories of the old country. May Britt Bäckman Reslow and Lloyd Frederick Reslow reminisce over life in Sweden and America. More»

Wallenberg receives Congressional Gold Medal

Swedish WWII hero, Raoul Wallenberg, was recently awarded one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States. More»

Swedes of the West

California lured Swedes long before the railroad got there. In 1848 gold was found near San Francisco, California's biggest seaport of the time and with that the Swedes began to arrive. The thought of striking it rich enticed the impoverished Swedes. More»

The Swedish Ladies Society of San Francisco

The oldest Swedish women's society in the west. More»

In Memory of a Swedish Centenarian

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The Importance of Being Swedish.

Part I: The Fundamentals of the Swedish Immigration More»

The Importance of Being Swedish

Part III: Religious and Social Institutions of Swedish America promote stability and security... More»

John Ericsson's desk

In a private home in Lund there's a desk with a story. A desk that was allegedly owned and used by John Ericsson (1803-1889) More»

Swedish Roots, Oregon Lives: An Oral History Project

Our friends in Oregon had a busy year in 2013, creating a treasure trove for researchers of immigrant life in the Northwest. More»

A San Francisco pioneer

Many Swedes worked their way over the oceans as sailors and deserted their ships in the port of San Francisco. More»

Vasa comes to surface

The location, salvage and placement of the Regal Warship Vasa (or Wasa) has been a front page item since its first mention. More»

Memories by a centenarian

Have you ever looked into the eyes of or listened to a 100-year-old person? A centenarian Swedish immigrant shares her memories of a long and wonderful life. More»

Swedish Emigration to the United States

A variety of factors in Sweden led to the beginning of mass emigration in the 19th century. More»