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Genealogy Research Services

We are currently experiencing a minimum 3-month response time for filling research requests.

Consider working with our volunteer via Zoom instead. Ask us about a *virtual* appointment with our Tuesday morning volunteer.

The Swenson Center has experienced and well-trained staff members who can be hired to 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.

Hire us

To request a genealogical search in our records, please print out the Genealogy Research Request Form and mail it to us along with your payment. Instructions are on the 2nd page of the form.


Our fee for research is $40/hour or $30/hour for Swenson Center annual supporters. Consider becoming a supporter today!


We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the sources listed on our Resources for Swedish-American Genealogy page before sending us a request. 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.

Note: if you are in Sweden and looking for immigrants who came to the U.S., see our För Svenskar page. 

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