Discover your Ancestry

Joe Langland Retrospective May 22
Poet Joe Langland Retrospective May 22

Please explore our site to learn how our non-profit historical society can help you discover your ancestry and create your own legacy:

A community for discovering our heritage through genetic ancestry.
Syttende Mai Celebration is May 20-22 in Spring Grove, MN.

Discover your story

Preserve your story with our

  • Photo and Media Preservation Services
  • Videotaping of family stories

Share your story

  • Create your Family History Book
  • Share your experiences with Genetic Ancestry testing from various companies
  • Create Family Trees for printing or sharing online
  • Create a Family Oral History using our Video Documentary Services

Interpret your story 

So, why not get started today? Join at our Genetic Ancestry level ($175) or higher and get a complimentary DNA based genetic ancestry test kit, fill in what you know about your family tree, and begin your genetic genealogy adventure. Genetic ancestry will jump start your family tree. Genetic ancestry will fill in the blanks on an existing family tree. Read more under Genetic Ancestry from the header menu.

World-wide ancestry finding service, small town friendliness

We help our members build their family stories through traditional and genetic genealogy, oral histories, and photo preservation, because we believe an empowering heritage narrative is everyone’s birthright. We hope you will bookmark this page, like our Facebook page, and recommend us to your friends on Facebook. –empowering families to optimally live, love, learn, and leave a legacy.

Join Giants of the Earth Heritage Center today and enjoy our special community.
Giants of the Earth Heritage Center welcomed local, national, and international members as we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution.

Headquartered in historic Spring Grove, Minnesota’s first Norwegian community, our heritage center seeks to promote multigenerational stewardship locally and internationally through:

1. Helping you honor the “giants” in your family and community whose life work helped or will help subsequent generations to receive a true heritage: health, good will, self-control, and understanding.

2. Empowering people to reconnect with their long-lost cousins across the oceans with the latest genetic ancestry testing and social computer technology.

3. Building stronger local community interaction by serving as an umbrella organization that unites all heritage-conscious organizations.

4. Promoting intergenerational interactions and good will.

5. Providing a forum for members to deconstruct their personal heritage narrative and rebuild it in a way that treasures the uniqueness of the patchwork quilt they are.

6. Giving each member the empirical tools, through their own actual personalized family history, to critically analyze what lifestyles have and have not worked for real people, so that they may use this information to get into adaptive habits that empower them to attain their life goals.

Visitor Comments:

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“Your website is wonderful, it influenced me to travel over 200 miles to visit your research center…It was worth the trip!” -Judy Wester