Preserving the Legacy of the New Sweden Colony in America

The Swedish Colonial Society

97 Wanamaker Avenue
Essington, PA 19029

The SCS Registrar

The SCS Historian

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

Enjoy the benefits of membership

The Swedish Colonial Society

Enjoy the benefits of membership

Initial Forefather Application and Membership Fees


Your application has been saved to your computer. Let’s make sure everything is in order, before we move on.

  • If the e-mail program didn’t start by default; send a new e-mail and attach the saved application file along with your supporting documents*. Send everything to the:
    Swedish Colonial Society Curator, curator email link
  • Attach a Scanned Copy of the Primary Source Information to along with your application. If the file size is too large, your e-mail may not send it all at once. In that case you may need to send several e-mails with a smaller number of documents attached to: Swedish Colonial Society Curator, curator email link

You may also choose to make copies and mail to:

The Swedish Colonial Society
% Lutheran Theological Seminary
7301 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19119


*Electronic Transmission of Forms and Information Disclaimer

Now that you have completed the application it is time to Pay the application fee via the PayPal link below.

(note – You do not need a PayPal account to pay)

A copy of the payment record will be sent to the Treasurer and yourself.

You must also be a member in good standing and be paid up with your normal dues before we can accept your application.

If you need to pay this years dues; we can do that now. There is an option below that will allow you to pay both your current dues fee and the forefather application fees at the same time.

Once you have made your payment you will be re-directed back to this website. And someone will contact you shortly.

If you have additional questions regarding forefather status, please contact our Registrar at registrar email link

Thank You

The Swedish Colonial Society
**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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