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July 18, 2014

DNA for Genealogists?

DNA seems to always be in the news or showing up in our favorite television shows. Now DNA testing has become a growing part of genealogy studies, but what does it mean? Dr. Dan Hubbard will explore what DNA can and can’t do for genealogists in this genealogy session hosted by the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. To learn more about this event and find out how to RSVP click here.

Parking Lot is Temporarily Closed

As you may be aware, the water tower tank is continues to await further inspection in our parking lot. Please note that because of this the parking lot is closed and not available for free parking at this time. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time and apologize for any inconvenience. Metered parking is available on Clark Street or free parking can often be found on some side streets near the Museum.

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  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
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  • Chicago, IL 60640


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