Although NAGC & NL was founded by Professor Gerhard B. Naeseth in 1974, the NAGC & NL first began operating as an independent entity in January, 2007. Chartered as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Wisconsin, the NAGC & NL has enjoyed great support from across the country during its transition to complete operational independence. To recognize this impressive outpouring of support, and to report to its wide membership, annual reports are issued each year. The Annual Report includes the names of the many donors of time, talent, and treasure who give so much during each calendar year. These Reports are one small way to thank these donors and to acknowledge the growing NAGC & NL community. Printed copies of Annual Reports are distributed to all members and friends and are available upon request.
By becoming a member, you not only gain benefits for your family history research, you also support a worthy cause.
Your annual membership helps you, your family, and a wide community discover their roots and preserve a treasured heritage.
NAGC & NL relies upon donations of all types from its members and friends throughout the world.
All gifts, whether large or small, are essential to the work of the Center, an important non-profit organization of international scope that is dedicated to preserving Norwegian-American history and heritage.
“Hello Solveig,Thank you for your help on my recent visit to the Naeseth Library. I was very impressed with the library and felt so welcomed & comfortable working there for the day. What a neat place it is, and you were so kind! The NAGC Research Guide and Norway map that I bought have been very helpful-I've used them alot, especially the Research Guide. It is really well written and has just the information all in one place that anyone needs to research their Norwegian ancestry. I now wish I lived in Madison (or at least not so far away, as I do)! Thank you again and hope to see you on some future trip to the Naeseth Library.”
- Mary (MN)