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Canadian Swedes

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research about Swedish immigrants who settled in Canada.

Welcome!

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research about Swedish immigrants who settled in Canada.

The Swenson Center is located at Augustana College and is a national and international research center for the study of Swedish-American history and relations. 

Canadian Swedes

Keywords / Search terms:

Here are some search terms to try in the library catalog or other search areas. Using the asterisk (*) is a wildcard option, that will return variations on a search term. For example, Canad* will return results for Canada and Canadian.

  • Canad*
  • Swedes Canada
  • Canada AND immigration
  • Ethnicity Canada

Possible research questions:

  • How did Swedish immigrants build and maintain Swedish communities in Canada?
  • How might the immigrant experience been different for Swedes in Canada compared to Swedes in the United States?
  • What were some of the factors that pulled Swedes to immigrate to Canada specifically?