Heritage Education Commission
An independent commission established by Minnesota State University Moorhead

The date is set for the 37th annual Family History Workshop: Saturday, October 6. The theme—Tall Ships, Plowed Fields— underscores a Heritage Education Commission goal to help families trace their immigrant heritage to distant places and different times.

The Family History Workshop features Blaine Hedberg, the executive director of the Norwegian American Genealogical Research Center, Madison, Wis. His experience is unparalleled: he has also served as volunteer, assistant, researcher, tour leader, lecturer, teacher and editor. In 2001 Blaine was named the first Fellow to hold the Gerhard B. Naeseth Chair for Genealogical Research and Publication. Blaine is a much sought-after workshop presenter and speaker on Norwegian genealogy throughout the United States and Norway.

The Workshop will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Comstock Memorial Union on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus (615 14th Street South). The sessions will cover topics for all skill levels, from novice to professional. The Genealogical Exhibitors Hall will be open most of the day with difficult-to-find history and genealogy books and materials.

Those who register and pay before the September 28th deadline will enjoy a lunch along with the noon program that will feature the 2012 family history research awards. The workshop includes four lecture sessions and the workshop syllabus with all of the session handouts.

Family History Research Award Entries must be received by September 1, 2012. For information on submitting a book: www.heritageed.com/bookawards/indexbookawards.html.


2011 Family History Award Winners

G. K. Haukebo Heritage Resource Awards

Finding Aids

Wyndmere – Barney – 125th Anniversary – 2010

Wyndmere High School 1910-2010

Compiled by Virginia Goerger

Genealogical Emphasis

Tracing Our Roots from France to the USA

Mougey and Goodman Ancestors and Descendants

Compiled by Susan Schlecht

Historical Emphasis

Backward Glances

Authored by Lawrence Sunsdahl


Audrey Zube Jones Family History Awards

Genealogical Emphasis

Edward E. and Christina Kingsley Family History

Author: Ronald Kingsley

Historical Emphasis

Historien Om Ole og Gunhild Tukua Slekten

Author: Jule Tukua


Beverly M. Paulson Family History Award



A History of the Haglund Family

Author: Roger Haglund