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"Early Swedish Colonists"

posted Apr 4, 2012, 9:01 PM by Bonny Elwell
The Genealogical Society of Salem County will host a program, “Early Swedish Colonists,” presented by the Rev. Kim-Eric Williams on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7pm at the Friends Village Auditorium in Woodstown. The public is invited to attend this admission-free event.

Almost four hundred years ago, the Swedish were the first Europeans to settle in the Delaware Valley Region. Rev. Williams will be speaking on the Swedish settlers who arrived in 1620-42, their experiences here, and where to find good genealogy sources. He will also speak on the Swedish Colonial Society and the Forefathers' membership. Copies of the late Dr. Peter Stebins Craig's books and the censuses will be available for purchase during a short intermission after Rev. Williams' presentation, followed by the Society's brief business meeting. Rev. Williams is a wealth of information on the early settlements, and we are blessed to have him visit with us.

For more information about this free event, please contact Bonny Beth Elwell at genealogicalsocietysalemcounty@gmail.com or 609-670-0407.
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