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Norwegian-American
Genealogical Association

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About Us

Our Mission

  • Expand knowledge of, and encourage interest in, Norwegian ancestry and heritage
  • Exchange ideas relating to genealogical research and methods
  • Provide instruction on topics of interest to members
  • Encourage the writing of family, emigration, immigration and settlement histories
  • Collect and preserve Norwegian genealogical reference materials for people who are interested in researching their Norwegian ancestry.

A brief history

N-AGA was formed by the Minnesota Genealogical Society members. Initially Al Dahlquist gathered a group of Scandinavians together who were members interested in the five Nordic countries. This group was called the Scandinavian American Genealogy Society (SAGS). This organization was a branch of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. Sub groups of SAGS were a Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish Genealogy Group. We met for a number of years together and separately. Gradually each group had a meeting place, access to a newsletter and set meeting times for the year. As a result SAGS was dissolved and each group established their own relationship with the Minnesota Genealogy Society.

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