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.

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

- Bruce (Washington)

“We wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for your RESEARCH LINKS page on your website.  My daughter Sam's 6th grade final history project is on genealogy, and your page has been so helpful to her. She's an extremely hard-worker, and has been tirelessly researching this project for the past week. Your resources combined with her effort is sure to get her a winning mark.”

- Sara & Sam (Washington)

“An excerpt from a research paper written by a high school student:     I don't have the privilege to remember my great-grandfather Wallace, and sadly never had the chance to appreciate knowing my great-grandmother Inga-as she passed away when I was too young to realize how much I could gain from getting to know her. Thanks to their daughter (my great-aunt Carol Culbertson), I was lucky enough to have extensive knowledge of both of their lives...... I conclude my project, in the peace of mind and knowledge that this great man lived a full and prosperous life, with not a moment of passion wasted.”

- Evan (Illinois)

“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 wanted to thank Carol Culbertson for her research on my great grandfather, Albert Jacobson. Carol has given me something to work on.  I have known about both the Albert Jacobson in Fargo, North Dakota and have run across the one in Fort Ransom.  However, Carol was able to go back in time and research their names on the 1875 Norway census and I am grateful. I realize it is hard to look for the correct person without a birth date but you were able to find two Jacobson's in the North Dakota area also. Again, thank you for working with me and helping me see things in a different perspective.  And perhaps one of these two Jacobson's is my great grandfather.”

- Judy (Texas)

“Thank you very much for the photos! I, and the rest of the group, loved to be at the Naeseth Library. Wish we could have more time for searching in your archives. I returned to Norway in the afternoon yesterday. The rest of our trip was enjoyable too, and I think the moments I will remember forever is our visit to the Library, my meeting with Kelvin, the concert on the Capitol Square in Madison, Nordic Fest in Decorah and when we met Ph. D. Odd Lovoll at St. Olaf College in Northfield.  Thank you for a very interesting visit at Naeseth Library.”

- Oddny (Norway)

“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.”

- Lynn (Wisconsin)

“Thank you Jerry! The Rotary Club of Madison group found the event very worthwhile.    Thanks to you for instilling and encouraging excitement in this important area of family history and genealogical research.”

- Karl (Wisconsin)

“Today I received the research from Carol Culbertson concerning my great-great grandfather Ole Omlid. Tell her I’m very pleased with the results. I had suspected they were members of Greenfield Lutheran Church but had no proof-now I do. I understand his passenger list was not found, but apparently this is a period where a lot is missing, so I understand. In any case, I am very happy with the information.”

- Chris (Washington)

“Dear Solveig, I wanted to write to let you know that I received the information that you found on Østein O. Landsrud. I could not have been happier to receive it! It actually made me cry that you were able to find it! I did speak to Jerry today about finding more information and when you have time, I would love for you to call me to discuss further investigation on this family line.”

- Maggie (Minnesota)