Researching Your Norwegian Roots

Jerry Paulson

$128 members / $178 non-members

Thinking of taking a trip to Norway in search of your family farm and relatives? Maybe you have started researching your genealogy, but have hit a brick wall and need help to continue. Many people who have been searching for family history details enjoy finding the keys to unlock family mysteries. Let Jerry help you learn about your Norwegian ancestors. Topics covered in this two-day seminar include: Norwegian government and church structure; the Norwegian naming patterns; Norwegian and Norwegian-American church records; Norwegian census returns; migration experiences and patterns; genealogy software; websites to help with research; organization, documentation, and evaluation of what you find; questions and answers.

Level of instruction: All levels.

Jerry Paulson, the Gerhard B. Naeseth Chair for Genealogical Research & Publication at the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library (NAGC & NL), Madison, Wisconsin, is a recognized expert in the Norwegian-American genealogical field and has extensive experience in genealogical research. For nearly a decade, Jerry has been accompanying groups of NAGC & NL researchers to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jerry is an excellent instructor for beginners and advanced researchers alike.