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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ninth Place Winner: My Genealogical Journey to Sweden


After a year of great difficulty—and healing—I'm now making my experience in Sweden public. For some it will bring joy. For others, it will cause anger. For my mother—and my children—it brought pride. On August 23, 2014, I am schedule to speak at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL about the experience.

Here's the official text from the Swedish American Museum Events Calendar: Early last year, Eric received the gift of a lifetime–an all-expenses paid trip to be the first in his mother’s family since the early 1900′s to return to Sweden. All he had to do was to be himself and tolerate a Swedish television show camera crew that would follow him and nine other participants from America as they traveled and learned about Swedish culture for the popular Swedish TV show, “Allt för Sverige.” 

The grand prize for the Swedish-American who endured and persevered through the most cultural challenges  was a family reunion with lost-and-found Swedish relatives.

Join us at this genealogy session hosted by the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum as Eric shares his experiences and genealogical adventures with us on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Cost is free for Genealogy Center members; non-member cost is $10. Reservations appreciated. You may email the Genealogy Center to RSVP or ask any questions you may have about this session or call the Museum at 773.728.8111 and leave a message for the Genealogy Center volunteer.

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