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                   Ostby Education Center of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center (2nd Floor. Please note, there is no elevator)

                   415 West Main Street, Madison WI 53703

                   Parking Lot for class attendees behind the building


Dates: Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cost: $125 for NAGC members / $150 for non-members

Instructor: Jerry Paulson

If you are just beginning your family history project, or have some experience with family research, but have not worked with Norwegian records, this popular class is designed for you!

Enroll on-line in our E-Store or call us (608-255-2224)


Dates: Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cost: $125 for NAGC members / $150 for non-members

Instructor: Jerry Paulson

This class is offered to those who would like to write their family histories in a way that is clear, enjoyable, and permanent.

Enroll on-line in our E-Store or call us (608-255-2224)

Dates: October 22-29, 2017

We invite you to join us for a genealogical tour to the world-famous Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Cost: NAGC Member Fee: $1250 / Non-Member Fee: $1350

Please note that registration does NOT include airfare; all arrangements for travel must be made by each tour participant.

Participating in this tour will give you an opportunity to work with the largest collection of genealogical materials in the world! If you would like to spend some worthwhile research time at a wonderful facility, this is the tour for you!

Jerry Paulson, Naeseth Chair for Genealogical Research & Publication at the NAGC & NL, will assist you with your research and be available for personal consultation. Jerry has extensive experience as a genealogical researcher. He has taught courses in genealogical research and Norwegian cultural topics at Madison Area Technical College, and has led numerous research tours to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Knowledgeable library staff and volunteers will also be available. Together with all these resources, your genealogical questions will be addressed.

The Salt Lake Plaza Hotel has been chosen for the overnight accommodations because it is located next to the library. This means a very easy short walk between the two facilities.

Contact Jerry Paulson at (608) 255-2224 or at gpaulson@nagcnl.org, if you would like further information. Let us know as soon as possible if you would like to take part in this tour. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.

PERSONALIZED ADVANCED GENEALOGY (By arrangement with NAGC research staff)

This is an intensive session with Center researchers for anyone who has hit the brick wall in research in family history and needs additional help. Individual assistance is for two (2) six-hour days. Call the Center to make arrangements.

This personalized advanced research assistance would be a perfect gift for the genealogist in your family!

Cost: NAGC Member Fee: $240 / Non-Member Fee: $275

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“Thank you very much for the photos! I, and the rest of the group, loved to be at the Naeseth Library. Wish we could have more time for searching in your archives. I returned to Norway in the afternoon yesterday. The rest of our trip was enjoyable too, and I think the moments I will remember forever is our visit to the Library, my meeting with Kelvin, the concert on the Capitol Square in Madison, Nordic Fest in Decorah and when we met Ph. D. Odd Lovoll at St. Olaf College in Northfield.  Thank you for a very interesting visit at Naeseth Library.”

- Oddny (Norway)

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