Colorado: Swedish American

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Archives[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Regional Archives
Region 2: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming
Carol Schmalenberger
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
2770 Marin Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94708-1597
Phone: (510)524-5264

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Boulder County[edit | edit source]

Ryssby Cemetery in Longmont (

Churches[edit | edit source]

The Swedish American churches listed below have microfilmed records in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at the Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. These microfilms are not available via interlibrary loan but may be searched in person or a search may be requested for a fee. See  for years of availability, guidelines, and research request forms.

Arapahoe County[edit | edit source]

Bethany Lutheran Church
Englewood, Colorado

Bent County[edit | edit source]

Bethany Lutheran Church
Las Animas, Colorado

Boulder County[edit | edit source]

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
Boulder, Colorado

First Lutheran Church
Longmont, Colorado

Clear Creek County[edit | edit source]

Bethany Lutheran Church
Georgetown, Colorado

Zion Lutheran Church
Idaho Springs, Colorado

Denver County[edit | edit source]

Augustana Lutheran Church
Denver, Colorado

First Covenant Church
Denver, Colorado

Highlands Lutheran Church
Denver, Colorado

Augustana Lutheran Church

El Paso County[edit | edit source]

Bethany Lutheran Church
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Swedish Baptist Church
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Larimer County[edit | edit source]

Trinity Lutheran Church
Loveland, Colorado

Phillips County[edit | edit source]

Elim Lutheran Church
Haxtun, Colorado

Pueblo County[edit | edit source]

Tabor Lutheran Church
Pueblo, Colorado

Teller County[edit | edit source]

Nebo Lutheran Church
Victor, Colorado

Weld County[edit | edit source]

First Lutheran Church
Ault, Colorado

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Greeley, Colorado

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Swedish-American Newspapers in Colorado

City of Pulication for the following newspapers was Denver, Colorado 

  • Nya Colorado Posten
  • Sanatorie Upplaga
  • Svenska Korrespondenten
  • Svenska-Amerikanska Western
  • Western News

Many Swedish-American newspapers are available on microfilms at the Swenson Center at Augustana College and are available to borrow via interlibrary loan throughout the United States. See  to see specific newspaper and years you would like to view. Contact your local library if you are interested in placing a request. Supply your library with the following information:

  •  Title of newspaper
  •  The specific years you need for your research
  •  Inform your library that the requests can be sent directly via OCLC (“ICY”), fax 309 794-7230, or via mail to Augustana College Library, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

Social Life and Customs[edit | edit source]

The Swedish Club of Denver
To stimulate and encourage interest in Swedish heritage, customs, tradition, language, etc.

Historic Ryssby Church
803 Third Avenue
P.O. Box 327
Longmont, Colorado 80501
Phone: 303-776-2800
Fax: 303-776-1612

Societies[edit | edit source]

The Swedish Genealogical Society of Colorado (SGSC)
P.O. Box 746255
Arvada, CO 80006

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Colorado
4525 South Decatur Street
Englewood, CO 80110

Colorado Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 9218
Denver, CO 80209-0218

Colorado Historical Society
1300 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: 303-866-3682

Historic Boulder
1123 Spruce St.
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Phone: 303-444-5192
Fax: 303-444-0468