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The Swenson Center's Research Services

We have experienced and well-trained staff members who can efficiently search for your ancestor in the Center's genealogical resources. We will present research results to you in a detailed letter that includes photocopies and explanations of any records we find.

To request a genealogical search in our records, please print out the Research Request Form below and mail it to us along with your payment. Instructions are on the form. Our fee for research is $30 per hour ($20 per hour for Swenson Center members). We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the sources listed on our Genealogy Page before sending us a Research Request Form. We cannot guarantee that our records contain the information that you are looking for, but we can usually tell if you have enough information to warrant a search, and we will try to direct you to other sources if our records cannot help.

Once we have established the person's parish of origin in Sweden, it is usually possible to trace Swedish ancestry back in time and we can often look for living relatives in Sweden.

Research Request Form in PDF format (download Adobe Acrobat Reader)


Research is discounted for annual supporters of the Swenson Center! See this page for our membership categories and form.

We are currently experiencing a 6-8-week response time for filling research requests.