The Swedish American Genealogy Center is a research center assisting individuals with finding their Swedish ancestry. Yearly dues for membership in the Society are $20 and can be purchased below.

Genealogy Presentations

Dan Hubbard genealogyThe newly updated Swedish American Genealogical Society hosts presentations from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Saturday of the month (exceptions may apply due to holidays, availability of speaker). Check the Museum calendar for the most updated information. These presentations are free to members of the Museum who are also members of the Genealogical Society. Non-members pay $10 per presentation. Payment is accepted at the door.



Genealogy Research

Genealogy ResearchThree individual research times are available on Wednesday afternoons and are staffed by members of the Genealogical Society:

  • From Noon to 1 p.m.
  • From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Pre-payment for non-genealogical society members is $10 for the first hour and $30 for each additional hour up to a maximum of three hours. Please call the Museum at 773.728.8111 or e-mail to make an appointment. Individuals with appointments have priority over walk-ins.

Please fill out a genealogy research request form here if you are unable to attend an in-person genealogy research session. Forms can be returned to us electronically to or faxed to 773.728.8870.

Based on the information you provide, we will research using the resources available at the Genealogy Center. Information might be available within three weeks. If we are unable to assist you, we will try to refer you to other possible sources.