1.  Swedish-American Genealogist is a quarterly journal devoted to Swedish American biography, genealogy, and personal history published by the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center to Augustana College.

2.  Sweden's National Archives ( Riksarkivet ) - Your link to your history!  In Swedish and English (note: the website comes uip in Swedish but the "language" linki in the upper right corner enables you to change to English).

3.  Sweden's Royal Palace Archives is an interesting resource to explore.

4.  The Facebook site Swedish American Genealogy Group is a useful resource on social media but you have to have a Facebook account to view it as they do not have a public facing page..

5.  Finding your Swedish Roots - where to start with Släktforskarförbundet, Sweden's Genealogical Association.

6. Roots in Sweden?  A Swedish fee-for-services site.

7.  VASA's Archives is another source of leads for Swedish immigration information.

8.  Another site of possible interest to followers of the royal family is an interactive family tree of Swedish Royal Family available from Expedia.

If you want paper resources, check out Carl-Erik Johansson's "Cradled in Sweden" and "Your Swedish Roots" by Clemensson and Andersson are very helpful genelogcal resources and the English version a few years ago of "Folk Costumes of Sweden" by Inga Arno¨-Berg is a fascinating look at Swedish costumes once you have some idea where your ancestors resided in Sweden.

And, of course, there are other broader scope resources like and (see differences).

Last updasted 08-07-2018

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     “Fika and conversation”

    Friday, March 6th, 2020

    Monitor Lodge 218 at IOOF Hall

    1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

     6:30 pm  -  Social hour

    Please note we are starting an hour later than normal and please bring your Swedish cookies, cake or pastries to share

    7:00 pm  -  Short business meeting:

    7:30 pm  -  Cultural presentation starts

    Transport of Swedish ore during WWII”

    presented by Brian Horsfield”

    Legos will be available for the kids and the young at heart 

    We will be using our telephone tree to get a head count but please call or text Meribeth Bean at cell (916) 995-4965 or

    Chuck Johnson at cell (916) 501-9256 if you don’t get a call and you plan to attend.  Email also OK (



    Please join us for our

    108th Anniversary Celebration and Lunch – Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Member Anniversary Pin Recognition - Raffles -  Silent  Auction - Music
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2001 Point West Way

    Complimentary Parking, bring your parking ticket to the luncheon for validation.


    Please be aware that we are holding our anniversary luncheon a month early because April 2020 is a very busy month for Monitor Lodge as we not only have the Scandinavian Festival on April 18th but we are also the host lodge (along with Sierra Kronan) for this year’s Golden Gate District #12 convention being held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento.

    If you have questions, please call or text:

    Chuck Johnson, Chairman – (916) 501-9256 Ed Netzel, Vice Chairman - )916) 416-1144

    Yvonne Magneheim, Recording Secretary – (916) 801-7580

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