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    The Nordic Family Genealogy Center, which opened in 1994, is a research center at the Swedish American Museum assisting individuals with finding out more about their Swedish ancestry.

    The Genealogy Center offers monthly genealogy events as well as weekly genealogy research time.  Annual membership for the Genealogy Center costs $20 for Museum members; non-members pay $10 per genealogy session.  The Genealogy Center is located on the third floor of the Museum in the library, right down the hall from the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration.

    For more information, please read below.  For questions or comments, please e-mail genealogy@samac.org or call 773.728.8111.

    Genealogy Sessions

    The Nordic Family Genealogy Center hosts genealogy sessions from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Saturday of each month, from January to November.  Sessions are free to Museum members if they have an Annual Membership to the Genealogy Center; non-members pay $10 per session. If possible, bring your laptop computer and family information to class.

    The fall 2014 schedule for genealogy sessions:

    Note all meetings are from 10 a.m. to noon unless otherwise stated. The November open house runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Aug. 23
    Eric Basir’s presentation of “Ninth Place Winner: An American Genealogical Adventure on Swedish TV”

    Sept. 27
    “Genealogy Problem Solving” group discussion

    Oct. 25
    “Ties That Bind: Swedish Clubs in Chicago’s History” presentation by Swedish American Museum curator Veronica Robinson

    Nov. 15
    “Exploring Your Swedish Roots” open house with research opportunities and assistance

    Weekly Genealogy Research

    The Genealogy Center is open for individual research Wednesday afternoons between noon and 3 p.m. Individual assistance is provided by experienced members of the Nordic Family Genealogy Center.  Three research appointments are available each Wednesday:

    • From 12 noon to 1 p.m.
    • From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Individuals with appointments have priority over walk-ins. Please contact the Museum at genealogy@samac.org or 773.728.8111 to schedule an appointment.

    For further information, call the Museum at 773.728.8111 or e-mail genealogy@samac.org.

    Information

    Hours

    General Museum:

    • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Children's Museum:

    • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Museum Store:

    • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Location

    • 5211 N. Clark St.
    • Chicago, IL 60640

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