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Archives[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Regional Archives
Region 6: Indiana, Kentucky, lower Michigan, Ohio
Jennifer Long
ELCA Region 6 Archives
Trinity Lutheran Seminary
2199 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43209-2334
Phone: 614-235-4136 Ext. 4002

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.

Elkhart County[edit | edit source]

Augustana Lutheran Church
Elkhart, Indiana

Fountain County[edit | edit source]

First Lutheran Church
Attica, Indiana

La Porte County[edit | edit source]

Bethany Lutheran Church
La Porte, Indiana

Grace Baptist Church
La Porte, Indiana

Zion Lutheran Church
Michigan City, Indiana

Lake County[edit | edit source]

Bethel Lutheran Church
Gary, Indiana

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Gary, Indiana

Augustana Lutheran Church
Hobart, Indiana

Svenska Evangelical Lutheran Nazareth Church
Whiting, Indiana

Marshall County[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Covenant Church
Donaldson, Indiana

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Donaldson, Indiana

Porter County[edit | edit source]

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Chesterton, Indiana

Garyton Covenant Church
Portage, Indiana

Augsburg Lutheran Church
Porter, Indiana

St. Joseph County[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Covenant Church
South Bend, Indiana

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
South Bend, Indiana

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Swedish-American Newspapers in Indiana[edit | edit source]

Title of Newspaper and City of Publication

  • Indiana Posten in South Bend

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]