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Background

Swedish Settlements in Iowa

A booklet by O.M. Nelson about the Swedish settlements in Iowa, their founding, development and some of their noted men and women. 

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gwgustaf/library/Sett/sbok_toc.htm

Demographics

Iowa Swedish Links

Societies

State Historical Society of Iowa

Library / Archives
402 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240-1806
Phone: (319) 335-3916
Website: http://www.iowahistory.org/  

Iowa Genealogical Society

628 E. Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309-1924
Phone: 515-276-0287
Fax: 515-727-1824
Email: igs@iowagenealogy.org
Website: http://www.iowagenealogy.org/

Adair County

Adair County Anquestors Genealogy Society
c/o Greenfield Public Library, P. O. Box 328, Greenfield, IA 50849-0328
Website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~iaaags/

Adair County Historical Society
Highway 92 West
PO Box 214
Greenfield, IA 50849
Phone: (515) 743-2232

Adams County

Allamakee County

Allamakee County Historical Society
121 Allamakee St.
PO Box 95 (mailing address)
Waukon, IA 52172
Phone: (563) 568-2954

Postville Historical Society
205 West Williams Street
Postville, IA 52162
Phone: (319) 864-3818

Appanoose County

Moulton Historical Society
Rt. 1
Moulton, IA 52572
Phone: (515) 642-3770

Audubon County

Audubon County Historical Society
Rt. 2
Audubon, IA 50025
Phone: (712) 563-3984

Benton County

Benton County Historical Society
204 Riverview Drive
Vinton, IA 52349

Black Hawk County

Cedar Falls Historical Society
(308 West Third Street-location)
303 Franklin Street (mailing address)
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: (319) 266-5149

Boone County

Boone County Historical Society
602 Story Street
Boone, IA 50036
Phone: (515) 432-1907

Bremer County

Bremer County Historical Society
(Waverly, IA 50677-museum location)
PO Box 218 (mailing address)
Plainfield, IA 50666-0218
Phone: (319) 276-4674

Buchanan County

Buchanan County Historical Society
Website: http://buchanancountyhistory.com/historybchs.php

Buena Vista County

Albert City Historical Association, Inc.
(212 North Second Street-location)
Rt.1, Box 30 (mailing address)
Albert City, IA 50510
Phone: (712) 843-5404

Buena Vista County Historical Society
Buena Vista Museum
214 West Fifth Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588-2346
Phone: (712) 732-4955

Buncombe County (see Lyon County)

Butler County

Butler County Historical Society
420 West Jefferson Street
Clarksville, IA 50619
Phone: (319) 278-4479

Calhoun County

Calhoun County Historical Society
(150 High Street-museum location)
858 Lake (mailing address)
Rockwell City, IA 50579
Phone: (712) 297-8139

Carroll County

Carroll County Historical Society
126 East Sixth Street
PO Box 591
Carroll, IA 51401
Phone: (712) 792-1582

Cass County

Cass County Historical Society
412 and 414 Main St.
Griswold, IA 51535
Phone: 612-778-2700

Cedar County

Cedar County Historical Society
607 Orange Street
Tipton, IA 52772
Phone: (319) 886-2740

Cerro Gordo County

North Iowa Historical Society
Kinney Pioneer Museum
Highway 18 West, Airport Entrance
PO Box 421
Mason City, IA 50402-0421
Phone: (515) 423-1258

Cherokee County

Cherokee County Historical Society
(105 East Front Street-location)
PO Box 247 (mailing address)
Cleghorn, IA 51014-0247
Phone: (712) 436-2624

Chickasaw County

Chickasaw County Historical Society
Rural Route
Nashua, IA 50658
Phone: (515) 435-4701

Clarke County

Clarke County Historical Society
Rt. 4, Box 5
Osceola, IA 50213
Phone: (515) 342-4246

Clay County

Parker Historical Society of Clay County
300 East Third Street
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-9800

Clayton County

Elkader Historical Society
Elkader, IA 52043
Phone: (319) 245-2622

Garnavillo Historical Society
Garnavillo, IA 52049

McGregor Historical Society
(254 Main Street-location)
217 Ann Street (mailing address)
McGregor, IA 52157
Phone: (319) 873-3450

Strawberry Point Historical Society
Strawberry Point, IA 52076
Phone: (319) 933-4461

Clinton County

Clinton County Historical Society
PO Box 3135
Clinton, IA 52732
Phone: (319) 242-1201

Cook County

Crawford County

Crawford County Historical Society
1428 First Ave, North
Denison, IA 51442

Crocker County

Dallas County

Adel Historical Society
Rt. 2, Box 136
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4124

Davis County

Davis County Historical Society
(302 East Franklin Street-location)
Rt. 6 (mailing address)
Bloomfield, IA 52537
Phone: (515) 664-2408

Decatur County

Decatur County Historical Society
Main Street
Leon, IA 50144
Phone: (515) 446-4186

Whitmer, John Historical Association
Graceland College
Lamoni, IA 50140
Phone: (515) 784-5350

Delaware County

Delaware County Historical Society
College Square
Hopkinton, IA 52237
Phone: (319) 926-2639

Des Moines County

Des Moines County Historical Society
1616 Dilil Street
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: (319) 753-2449

Dickinson County

Dickinson County Historical Society and Dickinson County Museum, Inc.
507 11th Street
Milford, IA 51351
Phone: (712) 338-2138

Dubuque County

Dubuque County Historical Society
PO Box 305
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (319) 557-9545

Dyersville Historical Society
340 First Ave, East
Dyersville, IA 52040
Phone: (319) 875-8912

Emmet County

Emmet County Historical Society, Inc.
1720 Third Ave, South
PO Box 101
Estherville, IA 51334

Fayette County

Fayette County Helpers Club and Historical Society
Fayette County Genealogical Society Chapter (IGS)
100 North Walnut Street
West Union, IA 52175
Phone: (319) 422-5797

Oelwein Area Historical Society
PO Box 445
Oelwein, IA 50662

Floyd County

Floyd County Historical Society Museum
500 Gillbert Street
Charles City, IA 50616
Phone: (515) 228-1099

Fox County

Franklin County
Franklin County Historical Society
PO Box 114
Hampton, IA 50441

Fremont County

Fremont County Historical Society
(East side of Square-location)
Sidney, IA 51652
Phone: (712) 374-2719

Greene County

Greene County Historical Society
106 East State Street
Jefferson, IA 50129
Phone: (515) 386-8544

Grundy County

Grundy County Historical Society
Rt. 1
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Phone: (319) 824-3585

Guthrie County

Guthrie County Historical Society
901 Grand
Guthrie, IA 50115
Phone: (515) 747-3403

Hamilton County

Hancock County

Hardin County

Hardin County Historical Society
(1603 South Washington St-location)
PO Box 187 (mailing address)
Eldora, IA 50627
Phone: (515) 858-3616

Harrison County

Harrison County Historical Society
119 West Fourth Street
Logan, IA 51546
Phone: (712) 644-2941

Henry County

Henry County Historical Society
(Mount Pleasant, IA-location)
Rt. 1, Box 224 (mailing address)
New London, IA 52645
Phone: (319) 367-5157

Howard County

Howard County Historical Society
(324 Fourth Ave,West-location)
Rt. 1, Box 208 E (mailing address)
Cresco, IA 52136
Phone: (319) 547-5593

Humboldt County

Humboldt County Historical Association
(East edge of Dakota City-museum location)
PO Box 162 (mailing address)
Humboldt, IA 50548
Phone: (515) 332-5280

Ida County

Ida County Historical Society
Moorehead House Museum
501 Zobel Lane
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Phone: (712) 364-3605

Iowa County

Amana Heritage Society
PO Box 81
Amana, IA 52203
Phone: (319) 622-3567

Iowa County Historical Society
Pioneer Heritage Museum
PO Box 288
Marengo, IA 52301
Phone: (319) 642-7018

Jackson County

Jasper County

Jasper County Historical Society of Iowa
Jasper County Historical Museum
1700 South 15th Ave, West
PO Box 834
Newton, IA 50208
Phone: (515) 792-9118

Kellogg Historical Society
218 High Street
PO Box 295
Kellogg, IA 50135-0295
Phone: (515) 526-8734

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Historical Society
304 East Broadway
Fairfield, IA 52556
Phone: (515) 472-8071

Johnson County

Johnson County Historical Society
Heritage Museum
(310 Fifth Street-location)
PO Box 5081 (mailing address)
Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: (319) 351-5738

Jones County

Jones County Historical Society
301 North Chestnut
Monticello, IA 52310

Keokuk County

Keokuk County Historical Society
PO Box 324
Sigourney, IA 52591
Phone: (641) 622-3005

Kishkekush County

See Monroe County

Kossuth County

Kossuth County Genealogical Society
c/o Algona Public Library
210 N. Phillips St.
Algona, IA 50511
Website: http://kossuthcountygenealogicalsociety.com/
Research assistance for a fee
Post a query in newlsletter for a fee.

Lee County

Lee County Iowa Historical Society
318 North Fifth
PO Box 125
Leokuk, IA 52632
Phone: (319) 524-7283

North Lee County Historical Society
Historic Museum
Ninth and Ave H
PO Box 285
Fort Madison, IA 52627-0285
Phone: (319) 372-7661

Linn County

The History Center
(Linn County Historical Society)
615 First Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 362-1501
Fax: (319) 362-6790
Website: http://www.historycenter.org  

Louisa County

Lucas County

Lyon County

Lyon County Historical Society
Rock Rapids, IA 51246

Madison County

Madison County Historical Society
812 South Second Ave
Winterset, IA 50273
Phone: (515) 462-2134

Mahaska County

Mahaska County Historical Society
PO Box 578
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Phone: (515) 672-2989

Marion County

Marion County Historical Society
Marion County Park
Rt. 3
Knoxville, IA 50138

Pella Historical Society
507 Franklin
Pella, IA 50219
Phone: (515) 628-2409

Marshall County

Marshall County Historical Society
202 East Church Street
PO Box 304
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: (515) 752-6664

Mills County

Mitchell County
Mitchell County Historical Society
Rt. 1, Box 185
Osage, IA 50461
Phone: (515) 732-3059

Monona County

Monona Historical Society
302 South Egbert Street
PO Box 15
Monona, IA 52159
Phone: (319) 539-2689

Monroe County

Monroe County Historical Society
114-116A Ave, East
Albia, IA 52531
Phone: (515) 932-7046

Montgomery County

Muscatine County

O’Brien County

O'Brien County Historical Society
(First St, NE,and Heritage Park Rd-location)
PO Box 385 (mailing address)
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 757-1511

Osceola County

Osceola County Historical Society
603 Seventh Ave
Sibley, IA 51249

Page County

Palo Alto County

West Bend Historical Society
PO Box 379
West Bend, IA 50597
Phone: (515) 887-3241 (Treasurer)

Plymouth County

Kingsley Historical Society
Kingsley, IA 51028
Phone: (712) 378-2636

Pocahontas County

Pocahontas County Historical Society
Rt. 2, Box 12
Rolfe, IA 50581
Phone: (712) 848-3342

Polk County

Ankeny Area Historical Society
301 SW Third
PO Box 1111
Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone: (515) 965-5795
Email: history@ankenyhistorical.org
Website: http://www.ankenyhistorical.org

Polk County Historical Society
4115 - 55th St.
Des Moines, IA 50310-1862
Phone: (515) 278-1234

West Des Moines Historical Society
Historic Jordan House
2001 Fuller Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone: (515) 225-1286

Pottawattamie County

Poweshiek County

Poweshiek County Historical and Genealogical Chapter (IGS)
206 North Mill Street
PO Box 280
Montezuma, IA 50171
Phone: (515) 623-3322

Ringgold County

Ringgold County Historical Society, Inc.
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
Phone: (515) 464-2615

Risley County

Sac County

Sac County Historical Society
Nemaha, IA 50567
Phone: (712) 636-4513

Scott County

Shelby County

Shelby County Historical Society
(Morse and Pine Streets-location)
837 Orange Road (mailing address)
Harlan, IA 51537
Phone: (712) 755-2437

Sioux County

Slaughter County

Story County

Community Historical Society
Maxwell, IA 50161
Phone: (515) 387-1380

Tama County

Taylor County

Taylor County Historical Society
(Bedford, IA 50833-location)
PO Box 8 (mailing address)
Gravity, IA 50848
Phone: (712) 537-2475

Union County

Union County Historical Society
1101 North Vine Street
Creston, IA 50801
Phone: (515) 782-4247

Van Buren County

Pioneer Historical Society, Inc.
203 South Fourth Street
Farmington, IA 52626

Wapello County

Wapello County Historical Society
Wapello County Historical Museum
Amtrak Depot
201 West Main
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Washington County

Washington County Historical Society
(903 East Washington-museum location)
PO Box 364 (mailing address)
Washington, IA 52353
Phone: (319) 653-3125

Wayne County

Wayne County Historical Society
(Highway 2, East Jefferson St-location)
PO Box 104 (mailing address)
Corydon, IA 50060
Phone: (515) 872-2211; (515) 872-2483

Webster County

Gowrie Historical Society
PO Box 297
Gowrie, IA 50543

Winnebago County

Winnebago Historical Society
336 North Clark Street
Forest City, IA 50436

Winneshiek County

Winneshiek County Historical Society
Archives and Luther College Archives
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (319) 387-1164

Woodbury County

Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society
Rt. 3, Box 25
Hawarden, IA 51023
Phone: (712) 552-2985

Sioux City Public Museum and Historical Association
2901 Jackson Street
Sioux City, IA 51104
Phone: (712) 279-6174

Worth County

Wright County

Wright County Historical Society
615 Fifth Ave
Clarion, IA 50525
Phone: (515) 532-3669

Wright County Historical Society
Rt. 2, Box 337
Goldfield, IA 50542
Phone: (515) 825-3641

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