The Swedish Council of America (SCA) based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has selected Swedish America Heritage Online (SweAme) as a 2011 Grant recipient.
This grant and financial award will be utilized for the employment of SweAme website Registered Users who will assist with the effort to document the Swedish emigrants who were living in the United States in the year 1900. This project will involve researching the U.S. Federal Census records for 7280 emigrants in Minnesota and transcribing their genealogical data onto the SweAme website data base.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING PART OF THIS PROJECT, SEND AN EMAIL TO DBORG@CENTURYTEL.NET FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
The Swedish Council of America is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and supports around 300 affiliate Swedish American organizations. Their Mission Statement best describes their organizational purpose:
Swedish Council of America supports and fosters cooperative relationships between all groups and individuals who promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the Swedish heritage in American life and strengthens contemporary cultural and educational ties between North America and Sweden.
For more information on the SCA visit their website at (www.swedishcouncil.org).
SweAme Board of Directors:
Doug Anderson, Lissa Bengtson, Larry Blomquist, David Borg, Elin Criswell, Jason Eckhardt, Pam Hicks