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Support and Membership

The Swenson Center is a nonprofit organization. We depend entirely on donations from generous people like you. There are several ways of supporting the Swenson Center. You can become a Swenson Center Associate, Scholar, or join the Swenson Center Circle or Sustaining Contributors.

  • Swenson Center Associates contribute $30 annually. They receive a $10 discount on hourly research and translation fees and a $15 discount on the subscription to Swedish American Genealogist.
  • Swenson Center Scholars contribute $100 annually. They receive a $10 discount on hourly research and translation fees, as well as a free yearly subscription to Swedish American Genealogist.
  • Contributors to the Swenson Center Circle make annual contributions of $250 or more. They receive all the benefits of the Associates and Scholars, as well as a yearly book in the field of Swedish-American studies.
  • Swenson Center Sustaining Contributors give $500 or more annually. They receive all member benefits, a yearly book in the field of Swedish-American studies, and an additional subscription to Swedish American Genealogist to distribute as a gift.


Each of the above categories entitles you to a discounted annual subscription rate at www.ArkivDigital.net, a site that provides color images of Swedish parish records and other Swedish records. Discounted annual rate is 1,145 Swedish Crowns (regular 1,295) (See currency converter.)

Thrivent Choice Dollars® directions can help the Swenson Center
Are you a member of Thrivent Financial? Choice Dollars charitable grant funds can make a difference to the Swenson Center. By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable grant funds. Directing Choice Dollars is easy. Simply go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt.

We thank those who have become supporters of the work of the Center and encourage new members to join. To do so, please print out and mail this form to us or easily join with our secure online form.