Sources for Swedish-American church records

One of the best sources of information about your ancestor's parish of birth in Sweden is the church they joined in America. The following is a list of organizations which hold microfilms of such churches. Not all churches have had their records filmed, so if you don't find the records you are searching for in one of these addresses, check to see if the records are still held at the church. Sometimes they are there.

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center

Augustana College

639 3 8th Street

Rock Island IL 61201

They hold microfilm records of Swedish-American and Canadian-American church records;it includes Lutheran, Baptist, Mission Covenant, Methodist, and Evangelical Free. Call for an appointment before you go. They are extremely helpful and have many resources.


House Of Emigrants

Box 201

S-351 04 Växjö


.American-Swedish church records on microfilm. It's a good place to look!


American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue

Minneapolis MN 55407

.microfilms of Swedish-American Conference (Augustana Synod). They are very helpful.


Lutheran church records for the Minnesota Lutheran Church Collection

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library

Gustavus Adolphus College

St Peter MN 56082

.microfilms of Swedish-American Lutheran church records for the Minnesota Conference and the Red River Conference only.


Minnesota Annual Conference Archives

122 W Franklin Avenue. Room 400 Minneapolis MN 55404

Records for Swedish-American Methodist churches


Bethel Theological Seminary Library Archives

3949 Bethel Drive StPaul MN 55112

Records for Swedish-American Baptist congregations


Evangelical Lutheran Church In America Churchwide Archives

8765 W Higgins Road Chicago IL 60631

Mostly Danish, German, and Norwegian Lutheran churches


Luther Seminary Gullixson Hall, 3rd Floor StPaul MN 55108

Microfilms of congregations of various ethnic origins, mostly German, Norwegian,

and Danish but they're very helpful people.


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