FVGS is celebrating their 25th Annual Fall Conference and the State of Illinois' Bicentennial. The conference "Venturing Through Miles & Bytes" will be held in Naperville, Illinois on Saturday, September 29. It will feature Jill Morelli as the speaker for four lectures. Jill is a certified Genealogist, who has researched her family for 40 years, and now writes & lectures nationwide about her Midwestern, northern German and Scandinavian ancestors. The topics for the event this year will be: Road Trip!…Find out more »
Join fellow members of Hadeland Lag of America at the Høst Samling "Centennial of World War One" to be held at the Holiday Inn of Alexandria, Minnesota on October 19-20th. For information about the samling, hotel and planned activities, visit: www.hadelandlag.orgFind out more »
A benefit for Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum to be held at the Park Ridge Country Club (636 N. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge IL) SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Nordic Marketplace (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) Come to do early Christmas shopping at the Marketplace, featuring Norwegian and other Scandinavian inspired wares. Visit all the vendors and enter to win door prizes. Luncheon and Program "Nordic Roots as Inspiration: How Scandinavian Heritage Has Inspired Our World Of Wool" (12:00 PM) Advance reservations only. For…Find out more »
Guidebook author, travel television host, newspaper columnist and overall European travel expert Rick Steves has lived out of a suitcase for over 30 years. Considering himself “a citizen of this planet”, Steves’ countless experiences discovering unknown places and sharing them with others have redefined his opinions of travel and community. In Travel as a Political Act, Steves explains how his travels have broadened his perspectives and opinions on drug policy reform, the role of government and America’s place in relation…Find out more »
NAGC will be closed on Thursday and Friday, so our staff can spend time with their families.Find out more »
NAGC will be closed Monday and Tuesday, so our staff can spend time with their families. God jul!Find out more »
NAGC will be closed, so our staff can spend time with their families. Godt Nyttår!Find out more »
Date: Sunday, April 7th Location: Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison 53705, (608) 231-2454 Time: Social gathering and silent auction begins at 5 p.m.; dinner and program at 6:15 p.m. Program: The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden, and the Shetland Islands, very popular group – leading musicians in their respective traditions. To hear their music or learn more about the group, visit: www.thenordicfiddlersbloc.com Dress: Bunads and festive dress encouraged. Pricing: Tickets are $75 per person.…Find out more »
The Fellesraad Annual Meeting will be held on May 3-4, 2019 at Mindekirken, 924 E 21st St, Minneapolis. Representatives from each of 29 bygdelag meet yearly in Minneapolis on the first Saturday in May. Dues remain constant at $5.00 per lag, which entitles two delegates from each lag to attend and vote in the May annual meeting. Non-voting guests are also welcome. Plan now to attend the Annual Meeting of Bygdelagenes Fellesraad. The meeting in May will have DNA as…Find out more »
Tim Lane, a music professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, along with other collaborators (including Ivar Lunde) will present a performance featuring Norwegian music for flute and piano at the Pablo Center in Eau Claire on May 3rd. For more information: Pablocenter.orgFind out more »
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“I just received your update on the Dokken family of Worth Co. Iowa. I must compliment you on an impressive piece of work. Thank you very much. We have two more Norwegian families, the Nelsons and the Olsons, that we intend to investigate in the next year or so. I hope that we can request your assistance once again when the time comes. Again, thank you very much for your help.”
- David (Minnesota)