The first Norwegians came to the Townships of Windsor and Vienna in 1844. During the next three years, many settlers came here from Sogn, Norway, to the community lying in the northwestern part of the Town of Windsor and the adjoining portion of the Town of Vienna. This region became known as Norway Grove, with its hills, woods and creeks reminding the immigrants of their homeland. Our speaker, Jerry Paulson, Naeseth Chair for Genealogical Research and Publication, has been a part of the Norwegian-American Genealogy Center staff since he retired from his career with the University Hospitals in 2000. Doing genealogical research for over forty years, Jerry had an opportunity to work as a volunteer with Gerhard Naeseth in the early 1990’s, helping create one of the first computer databases for Norwegian-American genealogy. His family's American roots are tied to Norway Grove and combined with that and his expertise in genealogy, make him a natural to tell us more about this early settlement in Dane County.