NAGC & NL has dedicated itself to collecting, preserving, and researching Norwegian-American heritage and family history. Central to our mission is continually growing the collection of resources.

The Naeseth Library is open to all who are interested in learning more about their Norwegian and Norwegian-American roots.
 

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                                                 Member                              Non-Member

Researcher                         $ 20.00/hour                     $ 45.00/hour
Senior Researcher           $ 35.00/hour                      $ 60.00/hour
Naeseth Chair                   $ 50.00/hour                      $ 75.00/hour
Daily Use Fee                     no charge                          $ 15.00
Translation                          $ 20.00/hour                     $ 50.00/hour

New Books May 2013 - January 2014  

 

New Family Histories at the NAGC&NL

 

 

Slektsregister til Erik Audensen og Agnete Eriksdtr. Wasrud.  Donated by Jean Bakkom, Sharon Springs, New York. +NAGC/+PAM/.005.

 

Norlie-Bonhus Family Tree, Vols. 1-4, by Olaf Morgan Norlie, published 1949. Gift of Karen Norlie Haugen Sack, Madison, Wisconsin. CS/71/N85/1949.

 

He Made Good: A centennial sketch of Ole Halvorson Norlie: 1856-1896: A Norwegian-American Pioneer, by Olaf Morgan Norlie, published 1945. Gift of Karen Norlie Haugen Sack, Madison, Wisconsin. CT/275/.N69/N6.

 

Ho Ga Te Me (She Gave to Me.): A centennial sketch of Martha Karoline (Juel) Norlie, 1846-1918: A Norwegian-American pioneer, by Olaf Morgan Norlie, published 1946. Gift of Karen Norlie Haugen Sack, Madison, Wisconsin. CT/275/.N68/N6.

 

The Hoversten Family Genealogy: 1774-1976, edited by Marvin A. Anderson, published 1976. Gift of Mary Wislocki, Westfield, New Jersey. CS/71/.H844/1976.

 

Descendants of Torer Hakensen (1780-1835). Gift of Mary Wislocki, Westfield, New Jersey.   FAMHIS/1012/.11.

 

Lydia Fohn-Hansen. Gift of Mary Wislocki, Westfield, New Jersey. FAMHIS/1012/.12.

 

Ancestors of Andreas Magnes KVALHEIM, by Pamela Stutrud Groth, published 2013. Gift of Pamela Stutrud Groth, Petaluma, California. FAMHIS/1052/.10.

 

Opsal, Runestad, Rasmussen, Olson, by Ginger Chagnon, John Erickson and Kevin Olson, published 2011. Gift of John Erickson, La Crescent, Minnesota. CS/71/.O65/C4/2011.

 

They Came from Norway: Bygland: Andres & Helga Pederson Family History: Parents of the Anderson, Moe, and Sorenson Families, by Helen Elaine Moe Sullivan May, published 2013. Gift of Mrs. Murlyn Zeske, Dallas, Texas. CS/71/.P42/2013.

 

The Figland family: from "der Heime" Gnr. 3, Bnr. 1 - Fidjeland, Øvre Sirdal, descendants after Salve Larsen Fidjeland 1793-1848 and Inger Larsdatter Lyse 1799-1872, by Tone Tjensvold Barstad. Gift of Janet (Figland) Sears, Fayette, Iowa. CS/919/.F53/B37/2008.

 

Holtan Family File. Gift of Vern and Pat Holtan, Stoughton, Wisconsin. FAMHIS/1016/.18.

 

The Jacobson Family, by Ian Bamber. Gift of Colleen Bamber, Green Bay, Wisconsin. CS/71/.J326/B35.

 

Before the Roots Disappear, written by Ola Arseth in 2008 and translated by Cletus Hansen in 2013. Gift of Cletus Hansen, Madison, Wisconsin. CS/919/.A78/Trans.

 

The Farm that Named the Skaar Family, by the Cottage Grove Area Historical Society, published 2011. Gift of Sara Steele, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. NAGC/PAM/2013-109.

 

Torger Olsen Hole, by Susan Goodman. Gift of Susan Goodman, Chevy Chase, Maryland. FAMHIS/1056/.01.

 

Reminiscences by Ole O[lsen] Hole: 1841-1920, by Susan Goodman. Gift of Susan Goodman, Chevy Chase, Maryland. FAMHIS/1056/.02.

 

Peter Torgerson Lillelien, by Susan Goodman. Gift of Susan Goodman, Chevy Chase, Maryland. FAMHIS/1056/.03.

 

Wesley Brothers and the Civil War, by Susan Goodman. Gift of Susan Goodman, Chevy Chase, Maryland. FAMHIS/1056/.04.

 

Register of Nels Gunderson Naas Families, by Susan Goodman. Gift of Susan Goodman, Chevy Chase, Maryland. FAMHIS/1056/.05.

 

Rasmussen-Gunderson Families, by Susan Goodman. Gift of Susan Goodman, Chevy Chase, Maryland. FAMHIS/1056/.06.

 

From an Aspen Hill in Biri: A Genealogy and Family History of Einar Larsen Aspebakken and Signe Marie Andreasdatter Roland, by Helen Aspebakken Scherer, published 2013. Gift of Helen Scherer, Shawnee, Kansas. CS/71/.A85/S33/2013.

 

Aslack Anderson History¸ by Clifford and Gwen Christianson. Gift of Clifford and Gwen Christianson, Brownsville, Wisconsin. CS/71/.A55/C47.

 

The Ancestors and Descendants of Jakob and Randi Olsen Hoidal and Volquar and Aasne Jensen Grovum: The Story of an American Family's Heritage, by Allen E. Hibbard, published 2003. Gift of Jon Jenson, Madison, Wisconsin. CS/71/.H6519/H52/2002.

 

History of the Family of Carl and Helen Jacobson, by Harvey K. Jacobson, published 2013. Gift of Harvey K. Jacobson, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. CS/71/.J326/J32/2013.

 

About Svenning Henriksen, by Amandus Dalevoll, published 1968 and translated by Anna Peterson. Gift of Anna Peterson, New Milford, Connecticut. NAGC/1056/.11.

 

 

 

 

New Norwegian Local History & Reference at the NAGC&NL

 

The Visitor's Guide to Norway, by Katharina Kunzmann-Lange, published 1989. Gift of Marie Marrier and the T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill, Wisconsin. DL/407/.K85/1989.

 

Gards- Og Slektshistorie for Nes i Hallingdal: Nesfjerdingen C (ført fram til 1970): IV, by Terje Østro, published 2012. Gift of Solveig Quinney, Madison, Wisconsin. DL/596/.N394/O87/v.4.

 

A Chronicle About Kvinesdal (En Krønike om Kvinesdal), by Luevig Daae and translated by Hans H. Coucheron-Aamot. Originally published in 1894. Gift of Hans H. Coucheron-Aamot, Albuquerque, New Mexico. DL/596/.K8/D3/Trans.

 

Hardanger, by Olldvar Soldal, published 2007. Gift of Marta Rabbe and Nils Gauthun, Jonstad, Norway. DL/419/.H37/S64/2007.

 

I Suldal Har eg Heime, by Odd T. Straabø, Rune Roalkvam and Terje Bråtveit, published 2012.   Gift of Ronald Humphrey, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. DL/596/.S876/S7/2012.

 

Ættarbok for Kvam: Bind I: Vikøy Sokn, by L. H. Thorpe, published 1958. Purchase. DL/596/.K776/T6/v.1.

 

New Local Histories at the NAGC&NL

 

Trinity Cemetery: Elliott Township-Sanborn County, South Dakota (Including Uhre's Addition and Veterans Memorial), by H. Richard Christopher, published 2010. Gift of H. Richard Christopher, Letcher, South Dakota. F/651/.E44/C4/2010.

 

Midway: 1882-1982, by H. Richard Christopher, published 1982. Gift of H. Richard Christopher, Letcher, South Dakota. F/+651/+M52/C4/1982.

 

Midway: 1882-1982 (Index), by H. Richard Christopher, published 2012. Gift of H. Richard Christopher, Letcher, South Dakota. F/+651/+M52/C4/Index.

 

North Auburndale Norwegian Lutheran Church: history of the church and photocopies of church records. Donated by Irene Kringle, Madison, Wisconsin. BX/+8076/+A92/A9.

 

1880-1980, One hundredth anniversary, Dovre Lutheran Church, published 1980. Gift of Arlene Hoveland, New Auburn, Wisconsin. NAGC/PAM/2013-108.

 

From Past to Present: The History of Adams County, by the Adams County Historical Society, published 2003. Purchase. F/587/.A2/F76/2003.

 

From Roche-A-Cree to Trinity: The History of Trinity Lutheran Church: Arkdale, Wisconsin : 1853-2003, by Ronald K. Hanson, published 2002. Purchase. BX/8076/.A72/T754/2002.

 

 

 

Other Items of Interest

 

Spellmann på dromen: På sporet av den legendariske Fant-Karl, by Mary Barthelemy, published 2007. Gift of Mary Barthelemy, Glåmos, Norway. ML/418/.R67/B37/2007.

 

Fant-Karl: Spelemannsaaven: A Folk Musik Legacy (CD), published 2009. Gift of Mary Barthelemy, Glåmos, Norway. CD/.0004.

 

Six Years to Sunrise, by Catherine Hoff Mount, Karen Hoff Lafnear and Harry Knitter, published 2000. Gift of Marie Marrier and the T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill, Wisconsin. D/811.5/.M68/2000.

 

Anna: Norse Roots in Homestead Soil, by Anna Guttormsen Hought, published 1986. Gift of Marie Marrier and the T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill, Wisconsin. F/740/.S2/H68/1986/

 

Julia's Children: A Norwegian Immigrant Family in Minnesota (1876-1947), by Margaret Chrislock Gilseth, published 1987. Gift of Marie Marrier and the T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill, Wisconsin. PS/3557/.I474/J8/1987.

 

On the Way to the Melting Pot: Paa veien til smeltepotten, by Waldemar Ager, translated by Harry T. Cleven, published 1995. Gift of Marie Marrier and the T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill, Wisconsin. PT/9150/.A4/P213/1995.

 

The Best of the Norwegian Heritage, by Arland O. Fiske, published 1990. Gift of Marie Marrier and the T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill, Wisconsin. E/184/.S2/F5/1990.

 

Vikings: Their Myths and Legends, published 2013. Gift of Linda Paulson Norderhaug, Brookfield, Wisconsin. NAGC/PAM/2013-103.

 

The Koren Eighty-fifth Anniversary Festival, by Sigurd Reque and Paul Koren, published 1938. Gift of Karen Norlie Haugen Sack, Madison, Wisconsin. NAGC/PAM/2013-104.

 

Norwegian-Americana Papers: 1847-1946, by Olaf Morgan Norlie, published 1946. Gift of Karen Norlie Haugen Sack, Madison, Wisconsin. REF/Z/6953.5/.N7/N6.

 

Norges Statskalender for Aaret 1912, by N.R. Bull and N.F. Leganger, published 1912. Gift of Karen Norlie Haugen Sack, Madison, Wisconsin. JN/7405/.N89/1912.

 

He Made Good: A centennial sketch of Ole Halvorson Norlie: 1856-1896: A Norwegian-American Pioneer, by Olaf Morgan Norlie, published 1945. Gift of Karen Norlie Haugen Sack, Madison, Wisconsin. CT/275/.N69/N6.

 

Ho Ga Te Me (She Gave to Me.): A centennial sketch of Martha Karoline (Juel) Norlie, 1846-1918: A Norwegian-American pioneer, by Olaf Morgan Norlie, published 1946. Gift of Karen Norlie Haugen Sack, Madison, Wisconsin. CT/275/.N68/N6.

 

Immigrant Letters - Texts that Tell Stories: a study of what letters may tell us about acculturation, by Nelly Nora Naasen, published 1999. Gift of Pat Iverson, Roundup, Montana. E/184/.S24/N32/1999.

 

Illness and Death of Corporal Edwin Julson, by Ordelle Hill. Gift of Ordelle Hill and Helen Bennett, Richmond, Kentucky. NAGC/PAM/2013-107.

 

Prominent Personalities: WCAL Radio Talks, by Olaf Morgan Norlie, published 1942. Gift of Karen Norlie Haugen Sack, Madison, Wisconsin. BX/8079/.N6/1942.

 

Det Femtende Regiment Wisconsin frivillige, by Ole Amundson Buslett, published 1894. Gift of Donna and Dan Roe, Glencoe, Minnesota. E/537.5/15th/.B985/1894.

 

Symra, (complete set) by Kristian Prestgard and Johs. B. Wist, published 1905-1914. Gift of Karen Kuhland, St. Louis, Missouri. AP/46/S9.

 

Samfunds Haandbog, by J. C. Jensson, published 1896. Gift of Karen Kuhland, St. Louis, Missouri. BX/8053/.A42/1896.

 

Making the Heritage Connection: Cooking with Figland & Olson Descendants, published 2009. Gift of Janet (Figland) Sears, Fayette, Iowa. TX/722/.F53/2009.

 

The Little Lamb: Childhood Memories from Eidså, written by Ola Arseth in 2004 and translated by Cletus Hansen in 2013. Gift of Cletus Hansen, Madison, Wisconsin. DL/444/.T52/A78/Trans.

 

The Time That Was: The Schools at Eldså and Daily Life from 1915 and Beyond, written by Ola Arseth in 2008 and translated by Cletus Hansen in 2005. Gift of Cletus Hansen, Madison, Wisconsin. DL/444/.B37/A78/Trans.

 

Julia Skolas, Professional Photographer (1863-1934), by the Cottage Grove Area Historical Society, published 2013. Gift of Sara Steele, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. NAGC/PAM/2013-110.

 

På "Ryfylkebesøk" i USA: ei reise til Amerika i 1907 - og 100 år etter, by Odd Harald Olsen, published 2010. Gift of Odd Harald Olsen, Hjelmeland, Norway. E/184/.S24/O67/2010.