Swedish American Newspapers

The newspaper demo on April 1 had some technical problems, so here’s a video from home that gives you some tips on how to use the website. It’s about 8 1/2 minutes long.

Swedish-language American newspapers are chock-full of obituary notices that usually include the parish of origin. Your immigrant ancestor probably subscribed to one of these newspapers. In addition to news about American immigrants, the newspapers also reported on news from back home in Sweden. Parish names are mentioned in most of the news items coming out Sweden.

The newspaper website is here:

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