The Benefits of the MGS Library
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.
Until further notice, the Hoffman Research Library is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. Members of MGS, its branches, and its library partners may reserve time slots at the Hoffman Research Library reservation signup page.
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.”