Discover your Ancestry

Ancestry research is becoming one of the most popular hobbies in the world and Spring Grove, Minnesota is helping to lead the way. 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.

A community for discovering our heritage through genetic ancestry.
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Discover your story

Preserve your story with our

Share your story

  • Create Family Trees and Books 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 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.