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August 2021

Crow Wing Viking Festival – Brainerd, Minnesota

August 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The family-friendly Viking Festival features Viking-age crafts, costumes, weapons, mock battles, music, and games.  The event strives to be authentic to the Viking age with the slogan, “Real Vikings. No Horns.”  The popular conception of horned helmets originated with artists and an opera costume designer during the 19th century.  Festival-goers will be able to see and try on replicas of actual Viking helmets. The Crow Wing Viking Festival is family friendly!  Admission is capped at $35 for a family.  Battle…

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September 2021

NAGC..ONLINE Sharing Your Family History

September 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Date: September 14, 2021 Time: 10:00 a.m.-2:30 Central Cost: $80 member/$100 non-member This class focuses on several ways to share family history. Topics covered will include writing and publishing, social media, and ideas for engaging younger generations. Register online in our E-Store or call us at 608-255-2224. Contact us at genealogy@nagcnl.org with any questions or for more details about the classes.

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Solørlag & Romerikslaget Joint Stevne

September 15, 2021 - September 18, 2021

September 15-18, 2021 The joint stevne will be at the Best Western Plus Conference Center in New Ulm, Minnesota. Stevne highlights include a Thursday bus tour to the historic Norwegian community of Hanska; presentations on Sharing your Family Stories, Life in Norway, The History of New Ulm, Norwegian Women's Suffrage, The Geology of Brown County, Westward Voyage with the Vikings and The Histories of the Richard Twenty Farm. For more information: SOLØRLAG: Contact Kathy Johnson (kjohnson44@ameritech.net or call 608-238-1785) ROMERIKSLAGET:…

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NAGC..ONLINE Genealogy Basics

September 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am

Thursday, September 23, 2021 Class begins at 10:00 AM (Central) $40 This ONLINE class is designed for those who are just dipping their toes into genealogy research. Class topics will include genealogy best practices, using websites such as FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com, and resources available from historical societies and genealogical societies. This class is not specific to those with Norwegian heritage, and we welcome NAGC members and non-members. Register online in our E-Store or call us at 608-255-2224. Contact us at genealogy@nagcnl.org with…

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October 2021

2021 Madison-area Friends’ Dinner

October 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Drive
Madison, WI 53705 United States
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SAVE THE DATE! Details will be announced as available. Sunday, October 17, 2021 Location: Blackhawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison 53705, (608) 231-2454 Invitations will be sent to NAGC members in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa. Members from other states or non-members that wish to attend need to contact NAGC (genealogy@nagcnl.org or call 608-255-2224) to request an invitation be mailed to them.  

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NAGC..ONLINE Introduction to Norwegian Genealogy

October 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Class begins at 10:00 AM (Central) $100/NAGC member    $150/Non-Member This ONLINE class is for those who are familiar with genealogy basics but haven’t dug into Norwegian genealogical research yet. The class will focus on Norwegian naming traditions, history and geography, along with strategies for locating where in Norway your ancestors originated. This class also includes a copy of our “Research Guide for Norwegian Genealogy: For Beginning and Experienced Genealogists.” Register online in our E-Store or…

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NAGC..IN PERSON Intermediate Norwegian Genealogy

October 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am

Saturday, October 30, 2021 Class begins at 9:00 AM (Central) $100/NAGC member    $150/Non-Member This IN PERSON class expands on the introductory class by exploring using bygdebøker for research, introducing the Norwegian Digital Archives Website, and strategies for reading old handwriting. Lunch is included. Register online in our E-Store or call us at 608-255-2224. Contact us at genealogy@nagcnl.org with any questions or for more details about the classes.

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November 2021

NAGC..IN PERSON and ONLINE!! Exploring the Norwegian Digital Archives

November 6, 2021 @ 9:30 am

Saturday, November 6, 2021 Class begins at 9:30 AM (Central) IN PERSON: $90/NAGC member    $140/Non-Member ONLINE: $80/NAGC member   $130/Non-Member This class explores the wide variety of records and resources available in the Norwegian Digital Archives and how to find them. *IN PERSON participants are encouraged to bring a laptop. Lunch is included for in person attendees. **The class will also be available ONLINE at the same time for those who cannot attend in Madison. Register online in our E-Store…

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Free Zoom Meeting: Ann Gesme talks about “Norwegian Emigration: Between Rocks and Hard Places”

November 20, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join us for a free Zoom meeting with Ann Urness Gesme as she shares her research detailing customs and conditions in the lives of rural Norwegians as they began to consider emigration in the 1800’s. DATE: Saturday, November 20, 2021 TIME: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Click here to register  and simply ADD TO CART to register for this free zoom meeting.

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February 2022

GENEALOGY BASICS

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

February 4, 2022– 10:00 a.m. - noon, $40 (online) This class is designed for those who are just dipping their toes into genealogy research. Class topics will include genealogy best practices, using websites such as FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com, and resources available from historical societies and genealogical societies. This class is not specific to those with Norwegian heritage, and we welcome NAGC members and non-members. ALL CLASSES BEGIN CENTRAL TIME Register online in our E-Store Class Registration or call us at 608-255-2224.…

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