Discovering, Preserving, and Sharing Norwegian and Norwegian-American Family History at NAGC & NL

To protect the safety of our staff & the public, the Naeseth Library will be closed to visitors wishing to do “on site” research until further notice. We are still able to accept research & translation requests through the mail, email or on-line research requests via our website. We will continue to work on research & translations that have already begun.  We appreciate your understanding. 

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.

“We are so pleased with the new information!”

- Carol (Minnesota)

“Dear Carol, Thanks so much for your help in finding our ties to John Hansen Sørbrøden! My sisters and I had a wonderful trip to Norway. We joined Michael (Bovre's) tour group for two Eidsvoll days and rented a car to visit Berg church and the farm named Sørbrøden.  Of course I have more puzzles that could be researched....sometime I will need to get myself organized and send them to you!”

- Karla (Michigan)

“Dear Solveig, Thank you for helping me plan our trip to Norway. We made it to my grandfather's farm in Luster (Dale) near Sogndal and grandmother's farm near Andalsnes and enjoyed every minute!”

- Russ (Wisconsin)

“Thanks so much to Jerry for the PROMPT service!   So very helpful!”

- Michael (Iowa)

“Fabulous Service! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

- Bruce (Washington)

“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.”

- Norman (Wisconsin)

“I just got off the phone with Jerry Paulson.  He was so very gracious and spent a lot of time with me!  He helped so much.  What a wonderful organization you have.”

- Barb (Washington)

“Greetings to all of you at NAGC & NL.  Thank you for all of the help each of you have given me each time I have come to the library to work on my family history.  I have learned so much and enjoyed the visits and the chats about Norwegian history.  I will be back in 2017 to learn more but for now, this is just a note to tell you how much I appreciate working with you all.”

- Karoline (Illinois)

“Dear Solveig, Thank you! The story these letters tell is just getting interesting! We need more! Please do 5 more hours of Sigri's letters and 1 more hour of Evan's. Thank you again!”

- Gordon & Eunice (Wyoming)

“Dear Michael, Last night I thoroughly studied everything you sent - what a wealth of information- and realized this took way more than the two hours I paid for- just writing the report had to take a long time... Thus, I will be sending a check for more hours of work. I do understand how long it can take to find everything, even for someone like you who is such an expert researcher. That way it will cover at least some of the extra work you put into this, as well as, maybe add a little time to do more on my family. I also know you made the note about adding more about Thone's father. Let me know if I owe more. Thanks too for including all the links. That way I can find the documentation. And thank you too, for making this easy to follow. That, in itself, is quite a skill.”

- Diane (Wisconsin)