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Northern Waters Genealogical Society Meeting: Resources at the Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Featuring speaker, Dana Kelly.

The Northern Waters Genealogical Society invites you to their next meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 6-7 pm, at the Boulder Junction Community Center, 5392 Park Street with a Zoom option available. A brief business meeting will follow.
This month’s program is “Resources at the Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library” featuring speaker, Dana Kelly. The Naeseth Library in Madison is the headquarters of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center (NAGC) and houses one of the country’s most important collections of research materials about Norwegian and Norwegian-American family history, genealogy, and immigration history.
The Library collection grew from the private library of the founder, Gerhard Naeseth, who started the organization in 1974 and donated the materials that he spent a lifetime collecting. Since Mr. Naeseth’s death in 1994, the Naeseth Library has grown and expanded.
Today, the strengths of the collection include an extensive collection of Norwegian farm and local histories (bygdebøker) and an impressive collection of Norwegian and Norwegian-American family histories.
Dana Kelly serves NAGC as the Executive Director. She oversees the daily operation of the center and is active in outreach activities and educational programming. An avid genealogist, her first experience with the center was as a member researching her family 20 years ago.
Dana’s passion for family history led her to a Scandinavian Studies degree from UW-Madison where she learned to speak, read and write Norwegian. She has served on the board of directors for the Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society since 2009 and is a member of several Norwegian cultural and genealogical organizations including Sons of Norway, Vesterheim, Society for the advancement of Scandinavian Study, Dane County Area Genealogical Society, and International Society of Online Genetic Genealogists.

This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register for a Zoom option, please call 715-686-7339.

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April 2
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Boulder Junction Community Center
5392 Park Street
Boulder Junction, WI 54512 United States
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(715) 385-2220