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Emigration from Sweden
The Swedish emigration to America was one of the largest in Europe. Between 1840 and 1930 about 1,3 million Swedes emigrated, one fifth of the entire population. Of the European countries, only Great Britain and Norway surpassed Sweden's emigration in proportion to the population of the home country. Twenty percent of the entire Swedish population emigrated during a period of around 90 years. The immigrants integrated so well in the American society that the Swedish-American culture all but disappeared. The number of descendants of Swedish emigrants is about the same as the population of Sweden today, around nine million.
During the migration of the 1860s and 1870s, a great many Swedes chose to live in the six northeastern states of New England. In 1880 Massachusetts had 4,756 Swedes; Vermont had 4,000 Swedes. Cities in New England with the most Swedes included Worcester, MA (10,000 Swedes), Boston, Cambridge, Brockton and Lowell - all in Massachusetts; Hartford, New Haven and New Britain in Connecticut; and Providence, Rhode Island. Of all the US states with Swedish immigrants, Massachusetts ranked 10th, Vermont 11th. By 1910 Massachusetts rose to 4th place while Connecticut dropped to 12th. In 1920 Massachusetts and Connecticut maintained their same ranking as in 1910.
Sources of information and help in researching Swedish ancestry.
ArkivDigital Digital Archives of Sweden https://www.arkivdigital.se/
Online Swedish database of Church, Military, Tax, Court and Estate records.
National Archives of Sweden https://sok.riksarkivet.se/
Rötter Roots in Sweden https://www.genealogi.se/
Genealogical Research Association of Sweden
Information for researching Swedish ancestry
Database of relatives
Swedish volunteer-supported database of chuch records by name and home parish.
Sweden's death registry from 1901 through 2013 is available on CD "Sveriges dodbok".
People who reside in Sweden
Detailed maps of Sweden including counties, cities, towns, parishes and names and locations of individual farms.
1. The Importance of Being Protestant: The Swedish Role in Worcester, Mass 1868-1930
2. Swedes in America, 1993, Ulf Beijbom, editor.
3. Svenskarne I Worcester, 1868-1898, Hjalmar Nilsson + Eric Knutson, 1898; pages 150-161
4. History of Worcester and its People, 369-370
5. The Saga of Svenska Worcester, Albert B. Southwick, Worcester Magazine, 09.29.93, p 19.
6. Evangelical Lutheran Emmanuel Church, November 1899, Greenwood Street
7. Swedish American Souvenir, 1910, Thure Hanson, Worcester
8. Amerikanska studier, STH, 1883, Ernst Beckman, (pages 23-25)
9. Nordamerika, Nelso, page 135
10. Stelander, Carlson, Emigrant Institutet