Discovering, Preserving, and Sharing Norwegian and Norwegian-American Family History

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“Dear Jerry, My visit with you in June was a rewarding experience. Your instruction on how to use the online Digital Archives of Norway has been extremely useful in my family research. Upon my return home, I immediately went online and put to use the methods that you taught me at the Library-and I'm now managing to locate a great deal of information on the Digital Archives on my own. I have also found A Research Guide for Norwegian Genealogy to be a great resource.  Please also extend my thanks to Solveig, who was able to translate for me some family information that I brought along on my visit.  I hope to return to the Library again in the near future for additional assistance in tracking down family records. I will also be periodically checking the website events calendar, as I would like to attend your next Beginning Genealogy Class.”

- Ron (Minnesota)

“You assisted with the translations and I am so pleased with them! They fit right in as though they had always been there.  Thanks again.”

- Barbara (Arizona)

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

- Bruce (Washington)

“Dear Solveig, Thank you very much for the recent translation from my Norwegian family Bible. I was grateful to learn that Niels Andreas Anstensen had indeed died as an infant within a year of his birth and for finding two more baptismal dates that were not available from The Scandinavian Lutheran Church on Ancestry.com You and the other staff are providing a much needed service when it comes to Norwegian genealogy. Much appreciated,”

- David (Washington)

“We are indeed enjoying the latest (translated) letters, giving us more details about our great-grandmother's trip to the US, her route to Calmar, and what she was doing before she married our great-grandfather.”

- David (Minnesota)

“Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for doing all this research on my behalf. The information you uncovered filled a big hole in my family's history. What a surprise it was to find your letter in the mailbox, when I thought we'd hit a dead end. If you don't mind, I have a few more questions.....”

- Bo-Violet (California)

“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  I wrote, as you suggested, and enclosed copies of historical documents from a volume at NAGC&NL.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.”

- Ginny (Wisconsin)

“Thanks to you all for such quick service. I may make another personal trip (to NAGC) this spring.”

- Vicky (Iowa)

“Dear Jerry, We had a most wonderful trip to Norway. In Rosendal, we talked with a woman named Linda at the Municipal Building who had received my letter. She used the bygdebok to advise us and also gave us the name & address of a man located on the other side of the fjord-in the area our family is from. We were fortunate that he was home and his sister/cousin (can't remember) was visiting & she spoke English. He and his late wife had preserved a number of buildings from the old days that were filled with artifacts and he was happy to show us around. Thank you so much for your help. You opened our eyes to much information, and to how to use the bygdebok to learn more.”

- Sue (Virginia)

“Dear Solveig, Many thanks for coming to our genealogy meeting in Sycamore...and a special thanks for the information you gathered and sent regarding my great grandfather and his family. I am sure there must be interesting stories about his life.”

- Gary (Illinois)