Film Chronicles Stories of Maine's Swedish Immigrants. Listen to the interview with Dan Olson and Brenda Jepson from MPBN radio 4/15/11
116 Station Road
PO Box 33
New Sweden, ME, 04762
Carolyn Hildebrand firstname.lastname@example.org
280 Main Street
Stockholm, ME 04783
John & Rosemary Hede
1149 New Sweden Rd.
Woodland, ME 04736
For decades, New Sweden and the surrounding Swedish townships of Westmanland, Stockholm and Woodland have been celebrating the festival of Midsommar.
Come and enjoy the Swedish music and dancing, help decorate the Majstäng (Maypole), eat hardy at the Midsommar Frukost (breakfast), partake in a real Swedish Smörgåsbord, have a Swedish Supper at the Lutheran Church, tour some of the local historical buildings, and take part in all of the other fun and festive events. But while you're here, why not take a few minutes and find information on your own Swedish ancestors?
Lynn Johnson, a former resident of New Sweden, and now the chair person of the New Sweden Historical Society's Genealogy committee will be hosting an open house at the New Sweden museum, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (see schedule for hours) to answer your questions and assist you in ways to locate information on your Swedish family.
For the last several years Lynn has been researching Northern Maine's Swedish immigrants, their ancestors and their descendents. She is in the process of constructing a data base of Northern Maine Swedish Families. This database currently contains information on over 6,000 persons of Swedish/Maine lineage. There is a very good chance that some information on your family is already available and waiting for you to discover. Do you have questions that you've always wanted to ask but didn't know where to find the answers? Well, now there is a place to start.
Want to save time and get a head start? Email Lynn now and ask her your questions. Provide as much information and background as possible and your answers may be ready for you to pick up at the festival in New Sweden.
Lynn's email is email@example.com