Norwegian Genealogy - 10/19/2019

Norwegian Genealogy - 10/19/2019
Norwegian Genealogy - 10/19/2019
Lecturer: Jerry Paulson, Naeseth Chair for Genealogical Research and Publication. Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library.

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Price: $40.00
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Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Memorial Library Room 126
Fee:  $40
Registration Closes: One week before the event.
Cancellations: To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be made 2 weeks before event date. This allows us time to resell the unused tickets and adjust meal orders. Thank you for understanding.

Contact: Lori Bessler 608-264-6519 or lori.bessler@wisconsinhistory.org

Lecturer:  Jerry Paulson, Naeseth Chair for Genealogical Research and Publication.  Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library.  www.nagcnl.org

Jerry has been a part of the NAGC staff since he retired from his career with the University Hospitals in 2000. Doing genealogical research for over forty years, Jerry had an opportunity to work as a volunteer with Gerhard Naeseth in the early 1990's, helping create one of the first computer databases for Norwegian-American genealogy. Among the many classes he has taught, Jerry offered genealogical instruction for over 25 years at Madison Area Technical College for adult continuing education.

Topics that will be covered at the workshop:

  • Can Norwegian American Genealogical Center help me find MY Ole Olson?  Resources and methods available at Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library to help you find your ancestors in Norway and help track them in the United States.
  • Unraveling the Myth of Castle Garden and Ellis Island: Many stories abound about what happened to our ancestors during their stay at Castle Garden and Ellis Island. This talk debunks many of the stories and explains the steps taken to gain entry to America.
  • Scandinavians to the Midwest and Points Beyond: Explanation of why our ancestors packed their bags and headed not only to America, but other points west.  What did they experience on the sailing ships coming over and how readily were they accepted when they arrived.  This also covers their assimilation into life here in America.
  • Naturalization - The final step toward Americanization?? Did your immigrant ancestor start or complete the process? What were the steps and what records were generated?

Did your immigrant ancestor start or complete the process?  What the steps were and what types of records were generated. 

Lunch Options: Click the "Lunch" tab, above.

: Click the "Discounts" tab, above.

THREE BOX LUNCH CHOICESEach box lunch comes with kettle chips, fruit salad, piece of chocolate, and a drink. 

  • Box 1: Chicken, tomato, spring mix, butternut squash spread, croissant
  • Box 2: Butternut squash spread, grilled vegetables, greens, spinach tortilla
  • Box 3: Italian meats & cheeses on ciabatta hoagie with zesty mayo.

*Gluten free bread is an option as well.  Be sure to make the selection at checkout. 

Available Discounts: 10% discount for the following memberships.
  • Wisconsin Historical Society Members: Use your Member Number.
  • Wisconsin State Genealogical members: Use code WSGS19 
  • Norwegian American Genealogical Society: Use code NORSKE
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