The MGS Library is an Ancestry and Family Search Affiliate. Members can access all the resources of Ancestry and Family Search from the MGS Library computers. Use of the MGS Library is free to all MGS and N-AGA members. Non-members are asked to pay $10 per day to use the library.
The Hoffman Research Library is open Wednesdays from 10 to 4, Thursdays from 10 to 8 and Saturdays from 10 to 4. However, the library is only open when volunteers are available to staff it, so check the MGS website before making plans to visit the library.
Members may receive assistance with Norwegian research in person or by email.
How to Search the MGS Library Catalog
We have produced two guides to help you with catalog searches.
The N-AGA Library Collection
Genealogy books are alphabetical by fylke: bygdebøker, lag publications, emigration records. This is the largest part of our collection.
Maps are in the map drawers close to the book shelves.
Census & Emigration microfilm & fiche
Using the Catalog with Norwegian characters
The Rowberg File
Searching for Farm Names
All materials in the library are available to N-AGA members. The online catalog for MGS contains all items in the library, including N-AGA’s collection. The MGS collection contains a section on Norway also. Their call numbers show “NOR.”