Ancestry research is becoming one of the most popular hobbies in the world. With many options to choose from, including DNA ancestry testing, sometimes it helps to be part of an organization with experience where you can learn from other members’ who are happy to share their experiences.
Whether you are visiting us in person in Spring Grove, MN or interacting with us online, we hope we can assist you to discover, preserve, share, and interpret your own unique history. This site utilizes pull-down menus at the top of each page so readers can access every page from every page.
Discover your story
- Genetic Ancestry testing options
- Traditional Genealogy
- Giants Academy Heritage Classes
- Norwegian Ridge Language Camp
Preserve your story with our
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
- Poet Joseph Langland Exhibition
- In the poetic context of the Circle of Life after reading from our Interpreting History and Inspiration menu pages
- With others interested in sustainability issues by reading more about Resurrecting Multigenerational Consciousness
- With others by booking our beautiful Immigrant Hall for your Family Reunion or Lag Convention
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. trueheritage.org –empowering families to optimally live, love, learn, and leave a legacy.
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 you to reconnect with 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. Uniting young and old with fun intergenerational activities.
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 relevant information, through providing them with their own actual personalized family history, to critically analyze what lifestyles have and have not worked for real people like themselves, so that they may use this information to form adaptive habits that will empower them to attain their life goals.
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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
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