The Friendly Fifth



January 16th, 2021
Diane Maurer at Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library 415 W. Main St., Madison, WI
The Sons of Norway District 5 Cultural Committee is pleased to offer an opportunity for you to develop your genealogy research skills while connecting with others from throughout the district who share your interest.

Virtual genealogy classes will be offered beginning this fall.
If you are just beginning your family history research, or have little or no experience with Norwegian genealogical records, this class is for you. Topics covered in the class include common genealogical records for Norwegian and Norwegian-American genealogy, Norwegian naming customs, locating your ancestor’s birthplace in Norway, Norwegian spelling variation, an introduction to DNA testing, and earning the genealogy cultural skills pin.
The first two-day class will be held November 30 and December 1 at 10:00 a.m. Central.
The class will be repeated on January 9 and January 16 at 10:00 a.m. Central.
Class duration is from 10 am to 2 pm central with 30 minutes for lunch. There can be time to visit informally during lunch.

The special fee for Sons of Norway members for this special class is $125 for the two-day class and includes 30 days of access to on-line genealogy information through NAGC&NL and a copy of the updated “Research Guide for Norwegian Genealogy: For Beginning and Experienced Genealogists” (a $25 value).
Non-member friends may participate by either joining SofN or paying an additional $25.

The instructor for the virtual genealogy classes is Dana Kelly, who serves as Executive Director of the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library in Madison, Wisconsin.
She has been researching her own family history for nearly 30 years which led her to 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.

To register for the class, give a class as a gift, or request further information, contact Diane Maurer at Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library 415 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703 608-255-2224 (w)