About me

 I am Blaine Hedberg and I live in Westby, Wisconsin.  In addition to client research, I volunteer at the Westby Area Historical Society Museum and Archives as an archivist.

I worked professionally for more than thirty years as a genealogical researcher in Madison, Wisconsin, and my specialty was identifying Norwegian immigration patterns of those emigrating from Norway from 1825-1860.  I was the editor of the series Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, 1825-1850, and am now working on identifying those emigrants from Norway arriving in the years 1851-1860.  I am also working on a biographical directory of the earliest Norwegian settlers in Union County, Dakota Territory (South Dakota).  I am serving as Treasurer of the Coon Prairie Cemetery Association, a local Norwegian-American cemetery with many burials of early Norwegian emigrants.  I also volunteer at Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center in Coon Valley, Wisconsin, helping to catalog their extensive Norwegian genealogy library collection.  I also serve as Secretary for the Sons of Norway Foundation Board of Governors, and I serve as Treasurer of the Norwegian-American Historical Association in Northfield, Minnesota.

Education:

I have a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Publications:

Norwegian Immigrants to the United States, 1825-1850 – editor & author, five volumes

Editor & consultant for Liv Marit Haakenstad:

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I enjoy transcribing early 19th century Norwegian-American church records. Our team is looking forward to working with you.