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January Membership Meeting is Virtual

  • 15 Jan 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom

The January N-AGA Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday January 15th from 1 to 3 pm, remotely via Zoom. Zoom log-in has been sent to all members via email. 

Dana M. Kelly, Executive Director of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library in Madison, Wisconsin will discuss the Transition from Norwegian to English.  Her presentation will discuss dialects, the standardization of Norwegian in Norway that occurred as the Norwegians were immigrating, how that impacted the press, how they borrowed English words, how they “Norwegianized” English words, and how patriotism helped spell the end of the Norwegian language in every-day use. Questions entered into chat will be answered at the end of the presentation. 

Dana has 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.

While there will be no in-person research assistance, you may request personal assistance by contacting

Norwegian-American Genealogical Association

1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100

Mendota Heights, MN 55120

N-AGA is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.

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