Membership is available for everyone interested in the history of the New Sweden Colony

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Governor Johan Printz monolith restoration

Restoration of the Governor Johan Printz 1643 -1653 granite monolith

This monolith was erected by the Swedish Colonial Society in 1923.

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New Sweden Landmarks

Click READ MORE to Get a List of New Sweden Landmark, in the Area.

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Forefather Members are Active Members who can prove descent from Swedish or Finnish colonists in the United States prior to the Treaty of Paris, marking the close of the Revolutionary War, in 1783.
We are pleased to announce that the SCS Council has approved ADDITIONAL certifications for those Forefather members who can prove lineage to more that one Forefather. To start the process, you can contact the Swedish Colonial Society Registrar at Registrar@ColonialSwedes.net.

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Society issues New Sweden 375th Jubilee Commemorative

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    As a member of the Swedish Colonial Society:

  • You can learn about the early Swedes who landed in Wilmington, DE beginning in 1638
  • You can help preserve the legacy of the Colonial Swedes in America
  • You can help increase awareness and preservation of monuments at historic sites
  • You can help commemorate historic and cultural events and accomplishments relating to the Swedes and Finns in America
  • You can attend annual events such as the Annual Forefather Luncheon and meeting, Fall History Conference and Julmiddag Christmas
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  • You will receive biannual copies of the Swedish Colonial Journal including access to back issues
  • You will meet others who share your interest in the early Swedes and Finns and Swedish/Finnish culture
  • You can gain access to various collections including the Peter S. Craig Collection and the Ronald S. Beatty Collection
  • Membership is available for everyone interested in the history of the New Sweden Colony and the early Swedes and Finns of America and learn more about your forefather ancestor and share your interest with others
  • There are various types of membership such as active members, forefather members, and institutional membership-see Join Today at the top of the SCS website for details
  • Click here for more information!
  • Or, click here to download the Membership Application form!!

Active Membership Dues




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SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, April 8th

2Annual Forefather’s Day Luncheon

The Swedish Colonial Society and the Delaware Swedish Colonial Society will present the annual Forefather’s Day Luncheon at the American Swedish Historical Museum from 12 – 4PM on Saturday, April 8th. Cash wine bar and hors d’oeuvres followed by buffet luncheon with program. Cost of the event will be $35 per person. Special Speaker, Tracey Beck, Executive Director, American Swedish Historical Museum.

Send your check $35.00 dollars per person to SCS Treasurer, Linda K. Alexy, 438 Regina Street, Philadelphia, PA 19116-2405. Make your check out to the Swedish Colonial Society and mail it no later than March 27, 2017. Please bring a gift for the raffle.

LOCATION:
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145

SAVE THE DATE
Friday, May 5th

3Spirits & History

Join us for the 2nd Annual Spirits & History event honoring our permanent-resident military veterans from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and Medal of Honor! The program will feature their stories combined with Spirited Tastings of what they would have been drinking. Have fun in the graveyard with us! Proceeds will benefit historic preservation at Old Swedes’. Click the link below for current information: PreserveOldSwedes.org

LOCATION:
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church
916 Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Peter S. Craig Collection

4CRAIG COLLECTION ONLINE: If you are an SCS member, you can now order a custom package of family group sheets (FGSs) showing all the detail around your earliest Swedish colonial ancestors. You may order FGSs from a known line so you can study your family in detail (e.g., the Mounce Rambo package already posted), or FGSs for heads of family all bearing the same full name so you can confirm which is a suspected ancestor. We plan to add more such packages of FGSs as well as other materials. It is our hope that these resources will facilitate the process by which members of The Swedish Colonial Society apply for forefather status as descendants of Swedish colonists who arrived in the thirteen colonies before the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783.

peter-craig-mg_02211-e1354069881536-115x115Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig (1928-2009) was The Swedish Colonial Society’s world-renowned historian and genealogist who specialized in 17th century Swedish and Finnish immigrants to the Delaware River Valley. He researched the colonial experience of the settlers and
their descendants into the late 18th century. He wrote over 100 articles and books on these settlers. As genealogist for the Society, he reviewed over 500 applications of members proving descent from a Swedish colonist who arrived in the thirteen colonies before the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783. His work papers and correspondence form the bulk of the Craig Collection.

Link to the online Craig Collection

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**The official registration and financial information of The Swedish Colonial Society may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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