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The Journey of Justus Falckner
by Kim-Eric Williams, Chaplain of the Swedish Colonial Society.

A critical biography of the first Lutheran ordained outside of Europe by Superintendent Andreas Rudman and two other Swedish priests in 1703 at Old Swedes, Gloria Dei Church in Philadelphia. A complete description of the original Swedish service and Falckner's ministry along the Hudson River.
Available for $18 including shipping from ALPB, P.O. Box 327, Delhi, NY 13753 or dkralpb@aol.com. Sponsored by the Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia.


The 1671 Census of the Delaware
by Peter Stebbins Craig, J.D.

Dr. Craig, internationally known for his scholarship in the identification of the original European settlers in the Delaware Valley, has now published his second hardbound book, which takes on the daunting task of decoding the first English census of the Delaware Valley in May 1671. With his knowledge of the patronymic naming system then prevailing on the River and his research into Swedish, Dutch and English immigration into the area, Dr. Craig not only identifies each of the persons then living in present Pennsylvania, Delaware and West New Jersey but also, in most cases, presents their family histories.

Available from the Swedish Colonial Society, the 1671 census book is $25 plus $5 shipping and handling. On the memo line of your check, please indicate 1671 and make checks payable to Gloria Dei and mail to:
Swedish Colonial Society
c/o Gloria Dei Church
916 South Swanson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147


The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware
by Peter Stebbins Craig, J.D.

The 228-page, hardbound book contains a forward by Dr. C. A. Weslager, a lengthy introduction and seven chapters on the colonial Wicaco (Philadelphia) and Crane Hook (Wilmington) congregations, an appendix, abbreviations for commonly used references, eight pages of bibliography, an index of place names, a detailed and well-referenced index of personal names, and two maps of the 1693 service areas of the two churches.

Available from the Swedish Colonial Society, the 1693 census book is $45 plus $5 shipping and handling. On the memo line of your check, please indicate 1693 and make checks payable to Gloria Dei and mail to:
Swedish Colonial Society
c/o Gloria Dei Church
916 South Swanson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147


The Eight Old Swedes' Churches of New Sweden
by The Rev. Dr. Kim-Eric Williams
Photography by Marianne Mackenzie

This 32-page, soft cover volume contains a history and photo tour of Holy Trinity, Wilmington, DE; Gloria Dei, Philadelphia, PA; St. Mary Anne's, North East, MD; Trinity, Swedesboro, NJ; St. Georges, Pennsville, NJ; St. Gabriel's, Douglassville, PA; Christ Upper Merion, Bridgeport, PA; and St. James Kingsessing, Philadelphia, PA. Available at $8. each from the New Sweden Center, c/o Marianne Mackenzie, 608 Foulk Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803. (email: Ridder1640@aol.com)


The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, 1638-1664
by Amandus Johnson, Ph.D.

This 900-page, two-volume set remains the only full treatment of the evolution and execution of the New Sweden colony. Since first published by the Swedish Colonial Society in 1911, it has stood well the passage of time. Although later writers have produced shorter works which also note some errors, Dr. Johnson's books remain the beginning point for all New Sweden studies. 2005 paper reprint of 1911 original. $85 plus shipping. Genealogical Publishing Company, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore, Maryland 21211.


Swedish American Genealogist
edited by Elisabeth Thorsell

This quarterly series is subtitled "A journal devoted to Swedish American biography, genealogy and personal history," and was founded, and until recently edited, by Nils William Olsson, Ph.D. Subscriptions are $25. per year to Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309)794-7204.