Tracing Swedish Ancestry

The number of "Swedes" living in the United States is said to exceed the total population of Sweden. That is a result of the thousands of Swedish immigrants who have contributed so much to the development of the United States.

The Swedish-American communities are vibrant and actively preserving their Swedish heritage. If you would like to find out more, please click on the links below:

Bishop Hill, Illinois
Lindsborg, Kansas – Little Sweden, USA
Rockford, Illinois
Wilmington, Delaware - New Sweden, USA

Genealogical Resources
Many of these Swedish-Americans are interested in finding their roots, tracing their ancestors. There are many websites where you can find help in this endeavor. Gathered below are just a few examples of links:

> The Swedish National Archives
> Swedish Church Records
> Swedish Parishes (in Swedish)
> Maps of Swedish towns