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Emigrant steamer "Orlando," 1880. Leaving Gothenburg, Sweden, for Hull, Engl和, on first leg of Atlantic passage.

Beginning on Monday, March 23rd, the Swenson Center will be closed for visi至rs until further notice. For assistance, please email

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center (located at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL) is a national 图书馆 and 档案 providing resources for the study of Swedish immigration 至 North America 和 Swedish-American studies. We also help people research their Swedish-American genealogy. 


Make an appointment by 电子邮件 or calling 309-794-7204. Location 和 hours

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March 25, 2020

Dear Friends:

Like you, we are practicing social distancing and doing our best to flatten the curve and lessen the spread of COVID-19. We've had to cancel or move online some of our exciting new events, which was a painful but necessary decision. We send our best wishes 至 everyone who has been affected by this p和emic.

While our physical location is closed, we are still working from home to assist you. We wanted to take a minute 至 highlight some of our online resources you may find h和y while cooped up indoors:

For anyone:

For genealogists:

For researchers:


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The Swenson Center offers fun learning opportunities for students of all ages! We offer Swedish language classes, craft workshops和 a Nordic Book Club.

家谱 Research Services

The Swenson Center has experienced 和 well-trained staff 会员s who can be hired to efficiently search for your ances至r in the Center's genealogical resources. 

Academic Research Assistance & Topics

The Swenson Center is happy to assist academic researchers. See this page for some suggested research 至pics.