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Background

The first Swedes in Pennsylvania came up the Delaware River from the early Swedish settlement called New Sweden.   The Swedes from this settlement came in the 1600's from Sweden and settled first in Delaware and then spread to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  For more information on the history of New Sweden in America see: http://www.phila.gov/phils/carchive.htm

Demographics

Pennsylvania Swedish Links

Societies

Statewide Historical Societies

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-732-6200
Fax: 215-732-2680
Website: http://www.hsp.org/ 

Genealogical society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St., 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
Phone:(215) 545-0391
Fax:  (215) 545-0936 
Website: http://www.genpa.org/index.html

Swedish Colonial Society
916 South Swanson Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147-4332
www.ColonialSwedes.org

The American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-389-1776
Fax: 215-389-7701
Website: http://www.americanswedish.org/

Adams County

Adams County Historical Society
P.O. Box 4325
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone:(717) 334-4723
Website: http://www.achs-pa.org/index.htm

Berks County

Historical Society of Berks County
940 Centre Avenue
Phone: 610-375-4375
Henry Janssen Library
160 Spring Street
Phone: 610-375-4375
Website: http://www.berkshistory.org/library/

Chester County

Chester County Historical Society
The History Center
225 N. High Street
West Chester, PA 19380-2691
Phone: 610-692-4800
Website: http://www.cchs-pa.org/index.php

Crawford County

Crawford County Historical Society
PO Box 411
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone:(814) 724-6080
Email: crawfordhistorical@zoominternet.net
Research request to: cchsresearch@zoominternet.net  

Cumberland County

Cumberland County Historical Society
21 N. Pitt Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Website: http://www.historicalsociety.com/

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Historical Society
172-176 Main Street
Brookville, PA 15825
Phone: 814-849-0077
Website: http://www.orgsites.com/pa/jeffersoncohistsoc/

Mercer County

Mercer County Historical Society
119 South Pitt Street
Mercer, PA 16137
Phone: 724-662-3490
Website: http://www.mchspa.org/   

Northampton County

 Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society
107 South Fourth Street, Easton, PA 18042
Phone: (610) 253-1222
Fax: (610) 253-4701
Website: http://www.northamptonctymuseum.org/index.html

 

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