NAGC & NL serves a worldwide audience by building and sharing stellar research collections, publishing useful and popular genealogical materials, and reaching out to all those who seek to know and venerate their Norwegian roots.
PLAN TO ATTEND
Sunday, 3 May 2015
MADISON-AREA FRIENDS OF NAGC & NL
Special Norwegian dinner and guest speaker
ELAINE HELGESON HASLETON
Deputy, Chief Genealogical Officer, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Blackhawk Country Club, Madison
Beginning at 4:00 P.M.
Festive Dress $55/person Silent Auction
Join us to meet one of the leading experts on Norwegian-American genealogy and family history.
Invitations are being sent to NAGC members * Non-members, please contact us for an invitation.
“I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with the new layout of your website. I often get questions from Sons of Norway members (and non-members) about genealogy services; I always give them your information. Your website is easy to navigate and now includes great explanations and pictures. Thank you!”
“Your information was in the afternoon mail. I will gratefully mail a check tomorrow. Thank you so much. The 1844 date for Daniel’s date of birth was passed down from family members. You have the correct man. I loved this search but ran into a brick wall! Finding you was just awesome! Thank you so much. I am definitely interested in continuing this genealogy search as funds permit.”
“I can't begin to tell you how much it meant that both Jerry and John took time from their busy schedule and work to help in the search for Knud (a family member I've been searching for since almost my beginnings in researching my own family!). What a gift to receive this information! Words don't express what's in my heart. Please tell Jerry and John what their research has meant to not only me, but my children and their children. Enclosed is the promised donation I want to give as a thank you for Jerry and John's exceptional work. Thank you!”
“Dear Solveig, I want to thank you for all your help in putting together my family history. Your knowledge is amazing and you were so willing to share with me. I learned so much about my family - and Norway as a result of this project.”
“Dear Solveig, Thank you so much for all the translations you did for me -- and the Lee family! ....All the translated letters are now incorporated in the book I'm writing about my grandfather, his ancestors and descendants. It has been such an enjoyable experience reading the translations and learning of the experiences, thoughts, feelings, challenges, etc. of the Lee immigrants in the later 1800's and early 1900's. ”
“Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for your guidance & wisdom last week. I thoroughly enjoyed our time at NAGC and learned so much from you. It was exciting to learn about Ole & Anna and to know that the gravestone at Norway Grove Cemetery is indeed that of my great-great grandparents. It is so good to know that I can contact you for help as I try to uncover more information about my ancestors!”
“You all possess a wealth of knowledge and background experience which makes this Center such a valuable national resource.”
“Hi Jerry, When I visited NAGC&NL a few months ago, you gave me info for planning my first trip to Norway, including the address of an official to contact in advance. I wrote, as you suggested, and enclosed copies of historical documents from a volume at NAGC&NL. I thought you might like to see the helpful response I received today. My husband and I are taking an independent drive-and-hike tour arranged by Borton Overseas, the agency I learned about at NAGC&NL. Thanks again for all your help.The message from Norway:Since I am the editor of the Farm and Family History books I know most of the families and places of living, however I am also interested to know how the family history is known in your family already. Please give me the names of relationship between you and Erik. I am sure the visit here in Sogn and Luster Co. will be unforgettable! Greetings from Gaupne in Luster Commune.”
“Dear Solveig,Please accept my sincere thanks (for your translation) that allowed me to read the words of my grandfather written nearly 100 years ago.”
“We are so pleased with the new information!”