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Genealogy Session ONLINE

September 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How Lennart Setterdahl’s work has benefited Swedish genealogical research

Genealogical research has changed immensely in recent years, but in order to be successful in finding Swedish ancestors, we still need one vital piece of information—the name of the birth parish in Sweden. The best chance of finding the correct parish is in the Swedish-American Church records. Although, the membership books have been digitized and the information is available on ancestry.com you still might not know the immigrant’s live story.

We will learn about the work of Lennart and Lilly Setterdahl and how they have preserved the many stories for generations to come. They interviewed, taped, and microfilmed lots of records so the stories could be told to many.

The latest book she has written the text for is, “Swedish-American Portraits 1972-1994: Photographed by Lennart Setterdahl.” Her son Stephan Setterdahl is the photo editor and designer.”

We are thankful to Lilly Setterdahl for continuing the work of her husband and for her time to tell us about the work and to learn more about some of the people they interviewed.

Cost is free for Swedish American Museum’s Genealogical Society members; $10 for non-members to participate. Reservations are required to receive a Zoom code.

If you are a member, email genealogy@samac.org to receive a zoom code for the meeting.
If you are not a member, click here for your payment in order to receive a zoom code.


September 19, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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