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.
“An excerpt from a research paper written by a high school student: I don't have the privilege to remember my great-grandfather Wallace, and sadly never had the chance to appreciate knowing my great-grandmother Inga-as she passed away when I was too young to realize how much I could gain from getting to know her. Thanks to their daughter (my great-aunt Carol Culbertson), I was lucky enough to have extensive knowledge of both of their lives...... I conclude my project, in the peace of mind and knowledge that this great man lived a full and prosperous life, with not a moment of passion wasted.”
- Evan (Illinois)