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ArchivesEdit

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Regional Archives
Region 1: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
Kerstin Ringdahl
Mortvedt Library
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
Phone: (253) 535-7586
E-mail: ringdak@plu.edu
Website: http://www.plu.edu/~archives/


BiographiesEdit

Oregon - Swedish Biographies

By Ernst Skarstedt.  See http://www.swedishrootsinoregon.org/Publications/Biographies.htm


Oregon och dess svenska befolkning: med en färglagd karta öfver Oregon, 98 porträtt and 55 endra illustrationer. 

This book is by Ernst Teofil Skarstedt and is the final book in the series of Swedes along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. 

It has a biographical section.  The book is available in book form at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City with the call number 979.5 F2s- FHL US/CAN Book.  It is also available at the Family History Library and its centers on microfilm with the call number  US/CAN Film # 1321467 Item 6.  It may be available at public libraries and is available for purchase at http://www.swedishrootsinoregon.org/Publications/Biographies.htm


ChurchesEdit

The Swedish American churches listed below have microfilmed records in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at the Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. These microfilms are not available via interlibrary loan but may be searched in person by appointment or a search may be requested for a fee. See http://www.augustana.edu/swenson/genealogy/  for years of availability, guidelines, and research request forms.


Clatsop County

First Lutheran Church
Astoria, Oregon

Trinity Lutheran Church
Astoria, Oregon

Zion Lutheran Church
Astoria, Oregon

Columbia County

Mayger Church
Mayger, Oregon

Baptist Church
Warren, Oregon

Bethany Lutheran Church
Warren, Oregon

Morrow County

Valby Lutheran Church
Ione, Oregon

Multnomah County

Hillsview Covenant Church
Gresham, Oregon

Powell Val. Mis. Covenant Church
Gresham, Oregon

Trinity Lutheran Church
Gresham, Oregon

Augustana Lutheran Church
Portland, Oregon

First Covenant Church
Portland, Oregon

First Immanuel Lutheran Church
Portland, Oregon

Tabor Church
Portland, Oregon

Temple Baptist Church
Portland, Oregon

Temple Baptist Church
Portland, Oregon


HistoryEdit

Recommended ReadingEdit

For a history of Swedes in Oregon read "The Swedes of Oregon" by William Carlson Smith".  See http://www.hevanet.com/sundvall/sweoreg.html


The Pillars of Swedish Heritage in Oregon -- Linnea Society

An Article by Leif Rosqvist, Editor of the New Sweden newsletter.  See http://www.swedishrootsinoregon.org/Stories/PillarsOfSwedishHeritage_Linnea.pdf


Swedish Oregon

This volume was compiled and edited by Lars Nordström.  He covers the period of the late 1800's and into the 21st Century.  See http://www.swedishrootsinoregon.org/Publications/BookProject/SwedishOregonAbout.htm .  The book may be ordered from Swedish Roots in Oregon (http://www.swedishrootsinoregon.org/)


The Great History of Swedes in Oregon

This volume sheds light on the Swedish immigrant experience.  The book can be ordered from Swedish Roots in Oregon.  See http://www.trollbacken.org/Great_history_of_swedes_in_oregon.htm


Oregon och dess svenska befolkning: med en färglagd karta öfver Oregon, 98 porträtt and 55 endra illustrationer. 

This book is by Ernst Teofil Skarstedt and is the final book in the series of Swedes along the coast of the Pacific Ocean.  Included is a biographical section.  The book is available in book form at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City with the call number 979.5 F2s- FHL US/CAN Book.  It is also available at the Family History Library and its centers on microfilm with the call number  US/CAN Film # 1321467 Item 6.  It may be available at public libraries and is available for purchase at http://www.swedishrootsinoregon.org/Publications/Biographies.htm


NewspapersEdit

Swedish-American Newspapers in Oregon

Title of Newspaper and City of Publication

  • Astoria Rapport  in Astoria
  • Oregon Posten  in Portland


Availability
Many Swedish-American newspapers are available on microfilms at the Swenson Center at Augustana College and are available to borrow via interlibrary loan throughout the United States. See http://www.augustana.edu/x14666.xml to see specific newspaper and years you would like to view. Contact your local library if you are interested in placing a request. Supply your library with the following information:

  •  Title of newspaper
  •  The specific years you need for your research

Inform your library that the requests can be sent directly via OCLC (“ICY”), fax 309 794-7230, or via mail to Augustana College Library, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

SocietiesEdit

New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society of Oregon and S.W. Washington

http://www.newsweden.org/


Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 222-1741
Fax: (503) 221-2035
Email: orhist@ohs.org
Website: http://www.ohs.org/

Oregon Genealogical Society
and Research Library
955 Oak Alley, Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 345-0399
Website:https://oregongs.org/


Local county historical and genealogical societies
http://www.oregongenealogy.com/societies.htm

WebsitesEdit

Swedish Roots in Oregon   http://www.swedishrootsinoregon.org/