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.
“We recognize the importance of this work to the Norwegian-American community, as well as to Norwegians themselves. And you do it very, very well. I know from personal experience your staff is amazing. As a volunteer guide at Vesterheim, I often get inquiries about ancestors and genealogy. It’s great to be able to refer them to you with enthusiasm and confidence.”
- David (Iowa)