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

NAGC is excited to be open and welcoming visitors! In order to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, we are open by appointment only and masks are required. If you are ready to schedule an appointment, you can reach out to us at 608-255-2224 or genealogy@nagcnl.org.

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.

“Very nice work, Solveig! Much appreciated.”

- David (Minnesota)

“Dear Ms. Culbertson, Thank you for all the wonderful research you did for our family. It's fascinating to see the copies of those old documents. Someday I hope to go to Arendal, which from the pictures I've seen, looks so beautiful. Thank you again!”

- Heidi (New York)

“Here is my payment for the work done by Solveig. It’s been a pleasure working with you and your great folks. My son in law and family, especially his 93 year old grandmother, are thrilled with all the great results.”

- Ken (GA)

“I must say that I have really appreciated the translations that Solveig has done for me.  The book on my grandfather is much more interesting because I have been able to incorporate the content of the letters that Solveig has translated.”

- Ron (Rhode Island)

“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!”

- Judy (Colorado)

“Although other staff members helped me, Solveig Schavland Quinney gave me excellent and extensive assistance through the many translations she did.  A large number of letters (1860-1940) were found in a trunk at the Lie Farm in Hafslo, Luster, and she translated most of them, as well as several other requests from the Luster County Farm and Family History Book.  The research guide written by Carol Culbertson and Jerry Paulson was a great reference source for me as I moved through the research and writing of my book.  I was so fortunate to have these experts helping me with my project.”

- Ronald (Rhode Island)

“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!”

- Ardie (Minnesota)

“Good Morning Solveig, Your translation is terrific! I've had this Dannevig history volume for over 30 years, and now I have my first look into the contents....Your translation flows nicely from paragraph to paragraph. Very readable. I also like your attention to the details, like including the little stars between sections. Cheers!”

- John (Virginia)

“Dear Jerry,Thank you for doing a super job and providing the answers to the norwegian puzzle in the Delve-Helgeson family. Please continue what you can do. Mange Takk! ”

- Carole (OR)

“I want to thank Carol Culbertson her research on John Olson. I do believe she found the correct person in the area in Pennsylvania where he appears to have resided.”

- Janet (Maryland)