Swedish American Genealogist

The only journal devoted to Swedish American biography, genealogy, and personal history. 


Quarterly Journal

Swedish American Genealogist is a quarterly published in English and contains a column for subscribers' genealogical queries. It is a useful publication for anyone doing Swedish-American and Swedish genealogical research.


The journal was established in 1981 by Dr. Nils William Olsson, a leading immigration historian, and was edited by him until 1998.

SAG is available in either print or digital format. It is issued 4 times a year.

SAG is a benefit for Swenson Center members at the Associate and above level.  


Would you like to advertise in SAG

See our Advertising Rate Sheet and contact us about space availability.


We would be happy to send you a sample issue.


Publication Progress

  • December 2020 (Vol. XL No. 4) went out to subscribers the week of March 8, 2021

  • March 2021 (Vol. XLI No. 1) mailed to subscribers week of September 27, 2021

  • June 2021 (Vol. XLI No. 2) is in the editing stages

Submission Guidelines

Interested in submitting your article or book review to SAG


SAG welcomes submissions that:

  • Expound upon any Swedish immigrant who settled in North America

  • Present the genealogical research of an ancestor or family in Sweden

  • Cover any time period of American or Swedish history

  • Have not been published elsewhere or have been submitted to another journal

SAG Workshop in Salt Lake City

Subscribers are offered the exclusive opportunity to attend a Swedish genealogy workshop in Salt Lake City each autumn. Find out more on our SAG Workshop page. 

Back Issues

Digitized back issues are available online, for free (excluding the most recent 4 years).

See the article index for a list of print back issues available to order.