America’s Little Known Swedish Colony

When people think of early colonies in North America, most commonly images of Thanksgiving, the Mayflower, and Jamestown come to mind. However, England was not alone in colonizing areas now known as the thirteen original colonies. [1] The New Sweden Company Jamestown, Colony of Virginia, was founded on 13 May 1607. As the colonists endured […]

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Shelbie has a bachelor’s degree in Family History and Genealogy from Brigham Young University. She completed a family history internship in Vienna, Austria, and seeks to honor her German immigrant ancestors by helping others research their German and Austro-Hungarian roots.

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