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Seeking a Better Life

March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Sue Nordstrom

Follow the ancestors of one of our own members as Sue Nordstrom discusses their life in Sjöarp, Västra Ryd Parish in Östergötland, Sweden and factors that led them to leave their homeland in search for a better life.  Hear about their new life in Swedona, Illinois.

There are strong indications that her family inspired Moberg’s early story of Karl Oscar and Kristina in his epic novels and later in movies and in the musical Kristina.

Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members.
$10 fee for museum members; $15 fee for non-museum members to participate.
Reservations are appreciated and can be made via email genealogy@samac.org or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111.


March 23, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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