Preserving the Legacy of the New Sweden Colony in America

The Swedish Colonial Society

97 Wanamaker Avenue
Essington, PA 19029

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Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church
916 S. Swanson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147-4332

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The Swedish Colonial Society

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Forefather Family Profiles

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. As of March 1, 2011 the one time application fee for Forefather membership is $60. Supplemental memberships may be granted to the applicant’s siblings, children and/or grandchildren for $30 each, in addition to the Active Member fee.

Forefather Family Profile Binder – click here for PDF