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

Norwegian Americans have created an exceptional achievement in venerating and preserving the records of their past. They began recording and sharing their heritage even before immigration ceased; their continuing efforts to perpetuate this history are as impressive as any group in our country.

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.

“Dear Jerry, Again thanks for all your help when we were in Madison this past week. I didn't find, again, what I was searching for, but now I know it doesn't exist. Thank you!”

- Jean (Minnesota)

“I have been having a great time in the databases on your website, especially in the Cemeteries. [Only a genealogist would say that.] Found a number of my people who I knew had died in USA but I hadn't known where. The "Search" is very efficient and used friendly.”

- Adele (Canada)

“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)

“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)

“Dear Carol, Thanks so much for the Digital Archives website, and the directions on how to use it. I'm looking forward to exploring! And thank you for spending time with us (at Nordic Fest). We really enjoyed talking to you. Maybe someday we will get to Madison to explore your library. ”

- Kae (Minnesota)

“Dear Carol, Wow-what a find.......  This was both a blind-sided joy that you completed the circle of information that I had sought for more than 30 years and the information that must have been a very difficult secret to keep for my great grandmother's entire life. Congratulations for your effort and ingenuity in solving this puzzle for me. Enclosed is a check to cover the cost of your research. Thank you a thousand times for your find. I am at ease now to know this link to my past.”

- Robert (Illinois)

“Very nice work, Solveig! Much appreciated.”

- David (Minnesota)

“Wow! What a fast turn-around for the translation.  Not what I expected but good to know...a history surprise.  I think the farm reference would be important. Great work!    ”

- Bob (Louisiana)

“Just a quick thank you to Carol Culbertson for the research she did. It was very helpful in understanding how my ancestors came to be on the Vangen farm; and Solveig's translation was a tremendous help, as it brought everything in perspective--trying to translate a word here & there just doesn't give you the full picture. All of you do such a service to all of us looking for our Norwegian ancestors and having the translations is icing on the cake :)”

- Diane (Iowa)

“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)