“Dear Ms. Culbertson, I received your letter containing information about my great-grandfather last night. I retired about 2 years ago (which is when I got deeper in my family history) but returned to work about 4 months ago when my replacement left unexpectedly. Your letter arrived on the day I "re-retired" and gave me great pleasure. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you and let you know how much of a difference you make for those of us who simply want to find out more about our family history. In my case, nobody in the family wanted to say much about my great-grandfather, so your research gave me information I couldn't have found anywhere else. My plan is to build a written (and electronic) family history that I can pass on to my two sons. Again, thank you for your time, talents and hard work in finding information about Johannes.”
- Mark (Minnesota)
“Dear Carol, I was so pleased to receive the Hamre family information. Now I almost feel more Norwegian than Swiss! Thank you so much for your help.”
- Eileen (Minnesota)
“Thank you very much for your great work! Enclosed please find my (research) payment, plus an additional donation.”
- Mark (Washington)
“Jerry, I was over-joyed to receive your letter and research last week providing more important details about my Grandmother Marie Gronlund Brower’s Norwegian heritage! I was almost in tears opening the envelope and you did not disappoint! We have sent our check for your valuable research time.”
- Patricia (North Carolina)
“I want to thank Carol Culbertson her research on John Olson. I do believe she found the correct person in the area in Pennsylvania where he appears to have resided.”
- Janet (Maryland)
“Your service is just what I have wanted for many years! Thank you so very much! Hoping to visit with you in person some day!”
- Carol (Illinois)
“Good Morning Solveig, Your translation is terrific! I've had this Dannevig history volume for over 30 years, and now I have my first look into the contents....Your translation flows nicely from paragraph to paragraph. Very readable. I also like your attention to the details, like including the little stars between sections. Cheers!”
- John (Virginia)
“Thanks to you all for such quick service. I may make another personal trip (to NAGC) this spring.”
- Vicky (Iowa)
“I just got off the phone with Jerry Paulson. He was so very gracious and spent a lot of time with me! He helped so much. What a wonderful organization you have.”
- Barb (Washington)
“Dear Carol, Wow-what a find....... This was both a blind-sided joy that you completed the circle of information that I had sought for more than 30 years and the information that must have been a very difficult secret to keep for my great grandmother's entire life. Congratulations for your effort and ingenuity in solving this puzzle for me. Enclosed is a check to cover the cost of your research. Thank you a thousand times for your find. I am at ease now to know this link to my past.”
- Robert (Illinois)
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