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Swedish Colonial News: 2000 – 2014

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(All issues contain the Governor’s Message)

SCS News Winter (1999-) 2000, Volume 2, Number 1

    • Gloria Dei History Symposium
    • Craig Forefathers Article: Pastor Andreas Rudman and his Family
    • Architecture: Rudman’s Description of Gloria Dei Church as it Looked in 1700, by Dr. Peter S. Craig
    • Charter Members of Gloria Dei Church, by Dr. Peter S. Craig
    • Rambo Genealogy Update

SCS News Summer 2000, Volume 2, Number 2

    • Volume 2, Number 2, Summer 2000:
    • Elk Landing to be Restored
    • Craig Forefather article: The Mattson & Dalbo Families of West Jersey
    • New Society Governor [Herbert R. Rambo] Enjoys History
    • Historic Sites: Finns in America, by Roy Palo

SCS News Fall 2000, Volume 2, Number 3

    • Trinity Towers over Swedesboro, by Edith Rohrman & Kim-Eric Williams
    • Craig Forefathers Article: Matthias Claesson and his Holstein Family
    • Reunions: The Stiddem Family Returns to Wilmington, by Richard L. Steadham
    • Fellow Award Created, by Herbert R. Rambo

SCS News Spring 2001, Volume 2, Number 4

    • Chief Justice Rehnquist at Forefathers Luncheon
    • The Swede on City Hall
    • Craig articles: Olof Thorsson of Swanwick and his Tussey Descendants;
    • Some Corrections for The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware
    • In Memoriam: Malcolm Lewis Mackenzie

SCS News Fall 2001, Volume 2, Number 5

    • New Sweden Conference at the Museum, The State of What We Know, by Richard Waldron
    • Craig articles (3):
      • Johan Grelsson and his Archer, Urian and Culin Descendants
      • Christina Stalcop Rediscovered through the Internet
      • Chronology of Colonial Swedes on the Delaware 1638 – 1713
    • Forefathers Luncheon: Swedish Ambassador Eliasson presents Award to Chief Justice Wm. Rehnquist

SCS News Spring 2002, Volume 2, Number 6

    • Historic Paintings Discovered, by Dr. Peter S. Craig
    • Craig Forefathers article: Måns Andersson and his Mounts Descendants
    • St. Paul’s celebrates 300 Years, by Kim-Eric Williams
    • A New Roof for the Mouns Jones House [Berks County PA]

SCS News Fall 2002, Volume 2, Number 7

    • The Swedish Church at Swedesboro, 300 Years Ago, by Dr. Peter S. Craig
    • Craig Forefathers article: Sinnick Broer the Finn and his Sinex, Sinnickson & Falkenberg Descendants
    • Rambo and Craig honored by King [Royal Order of the North Star]
    • 1699 Church Ferry, by Aleasa J. Hogate
    • Scenes from Sweden 2002, photos by Jim, Doriney, and Shelly Seagers
    • Mouns Jones Fest, Douglassville PA: SCS exhibit pavilion and colonial Swedish wedding reenactment

SCS News Spring 2003, Volume 2, Number 8

    • By Honoring the Past, We Define the Future, 365th Jubilee Celebration, by Alfred J. Nicolosi
    • Craig Forefathers article: Olle Matthiasson, alias Olof Isgrå, alias Oliver Caulk and his Caulk/Calk Descendants
    • Hendrickson is 30th Governor of Swedish Colonial Society
    • Second New Sweden Conference Succeeds, by Christina W. Lassen
    • 365th Jubilee Celebration, photos by Alfred Pfaff, Pfaff Photography
    • Chester Cemetery Renovations, by Kim-Eric Williams

SCS News Fall 2003, Volume 2, Number 9

    • Crown Princess Victoria Brings Sunshine and Hope to New Sweden, by Alfred J. Nicolosi
    • Craig Forefathers article: Peter Andersson of Siamensing and his Longacre Descendants
    • Historic Sites: A Plea for Fort Christina [Delaware National Park proposal], by Kim-Eric Williams
    • Tercentenary of Justus Falckner’s Ordination Celebrated at Philadelphia Cathedral, by Alfred J. Nicolosi
    • 365th Jubilee Celebration [Princess Victoria], photos by Alfred Pfaff, Pfaff Photography, and
    • Third Annual New Sweden History Conference, The Church of Sweden’s Mission to the Delaware Valley, by Kenneth S. Peterson

SCS News Spring 2004, Volume 2, Number 10

    • HSwMS Carlskrona, Swedish Royal Navy Ship Visits New Sweden on the Delaware, by Alfred J. Nicolosi
    • Historic Sites: Fort Christina, by Larry S. Stallcup
    • HSwMS Carlskrona, May 7 – 11, 2004, photos by Alfred Pfaff, Pfaff Photography; Claes Thorson, Embassy of Sweden; James D. Seagers
    • The Eagle and the Shark Celebration, by Kim-Eric Williams [Örn and Gyllene Haj ships]
    • Two Swedish Pastors’ Observations About the 17-Year Locusts in 1715, by Peter S. Craig
    • Swedes, Finns Recognized for Pioneering Roles [New Sweden Monument], by Rebecca Purchase, reprint from Today’s Sunbeam, 6/7/04
    • Finnish Immigrants Honored at Mullica Tricentennial

SCS News Fall 2004, Volume 3, Number 1

    • The Faces of Sweden Now in Print, by Kim-Eric Williams
    • Craig Forefathers Article: Pål Jönsson Mulica the Finn and His Descendants
    • New Sweden Visitors in Sweden, by David Emmi
    • Concealed Weapons, by Larry S. Stallcup
    • Historic Sites: A Swedish Cabin in Delaware County, by David Anderson
    • Printzhof Bricks, by Kenneth S. Peterson
    • In Memoriam: David E. Lewis, Governor Printz reenactor

SCS News Spring 2005, Volume 3, Number 2

    • The Stones Speak (Stenarna Tala), by Amandus Johnson, 1938, translated from “Allsvensk Samling” about Printzhof Digs
    • Craig Forefathers Article: Anders Andersson the Finn and his Descendants
    • Williams is 31st Governor of Swedish Colonial Society
    • Historic Sites: Fort Christina – Part II, by Larry Stallcop
    • Forefathers Luncheon, Brandywine Country Club, Wilmington, Delaware, April 3, 2005
    • The Lansdowne Sycamore, A Living Remnant of New Sweden, by David Emmi
    • Morton Homestead Imperiled: Commonwealth Threatens Closure

SCS News Fall 2005, Volume 3, Number 3

    • Ambassador’s First Official Visit: Recently Appointed Ambassador Gunnar Lund Visits New Sweden
    • Craig Forefather Article: The Enochson Brothers and Their Swedish Descendants
    • Milestones: The Fall of New Sweden, 350th Anniversary, Reexamining the Native American Component, by Dave Emmi
    • 2005 Great Swedish Heritage Award & America’s Swede of the Year
    • Pennsylvania Before Penn, Governor Printz Park, September 24th, 2005
    • Acceptance Speech by His Excellency Mr. Jan Eliasson Upon His Election as President of the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

SCS News, Spring/Summer 2006, Volume 3, Number 4

    • Cover story: Franklin and the Swedes
    • Craig Forefather article: Chistina Ollesdotter and Her Walraven Descendents
    • Craig Milestones article: Arrival of the Mercurius; Passenger list

SCS News Fall-Winter 2006, Volume 3, Number 5

    • Cover story: House of Sweden Opens, New Embassy of Sweden is a Washington Landmark
    • Craig Forefather article: Nils Andersson and His Lykins Descendents

SCS News Spring-Summer 2007, Volume 3, Number 6

    • Cover story: Linné Tercentenary, ‘Prince of Flowers’ Turns 300
    • Craig Forefather article: Samuel Petersson of Christina and His Descendants

SCS News Fall 2007, Volume 3, Number 7

    • Cover story: Colonial Records of the Swedish Churches in Pennsylvania Volume 3 is here!
    • Craig Forefather article: Johan Fisk of New Sweden and his Fish Descendents

SCS News Spring 2008, Volume 3, Number 8

    • Cover story: Jonas Nilsson in the News 315 Years after his Death
    • Craig Forefathers article: Thomas Jacobsson the Finn and his Thompson Descendents

SCS News Fall 2008, Volume 3, Number 9

    • Cover story: A 318-Year-Old Celebrates a 50th Anniversary Move: The Hendrickson House
    • Craig Forefather article: Jöns Gustafsson of Östergötland, Sweden, and his Justeson Descendents

SCS News Spring 2009, Volume 3, Number 10

    • Cover story: New Jersey State Museum, First Stop for Centennial Exhibit
    • Craig Forefather article: Jacob & Catharina Van der Veer and their Vandever Descendents

SCS News, Winter 2010, Volume 4, Number 1

    • Cover stories: Perter Stebbins Craig, 1928-2009
    • Swedish Colonial Society’s Centennial Jubilee, Philadelphia—October 23-25, 2009

SCS News, Summer 2010, Volume 4, Number 2

    • Cover story: Peter Craig’s Library Moves to Mt. Airy!
    • Craig Forefather article: The Toy and King Families of Senamensing, New Jersey

SCS News, Winter 2011, Volume 4, Number 3

    • Cover story: Madame Anna Stedham, A Swedish-American Swede and her family

SCS News Summer 2011, Volume 4, Number 4

    • Cover story: Pehr (Peter) Kalm: Race Relations in the 18th Century

SCS News Spring 2012, Volume 4, Number 5

    • Cover story: Price Daniel Visits New Sweden

SCS News Winter 2012, Volume 4, Number 6

    • Cover story: A New Heritage Begins: HRH Crown Princess Victoria, HRH Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle

SCS News, Volume 5, Number 1, Jubilee 2013

    • 375th Anniversary Jubilee Celebrating The Past With Our Future!

SCS News, Volume 5, Number 2, Winter 2013-14

    • Life in New Sweden Colony in 1640: Rediscovered Letters of Commandant Peter Ridder, the “Forgotten” Governor
    • Marcel Alphonse Viti, First President of The Swedish Colonial Society

SCS News, Volume 5, Number 3, Fall 2014

    • Retracing the Path of Our Swedish and Finnish Ancestors on Darby Creek
    • New Sweden: A Family Enterprise, the Botvid Family and New Sweden Leaders