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April 17, 2015

Photo Restoration in Four Easy Steps

Join the Nordic Family Genealogy Center as we host Eric Basir, who will discuss photo restoration. Scan, restore and print a photo like the pros from beginning to end. This is a fast and fun session would new and experienced genealogists alike. Guests are encouraged to bring photos for this demonstration. Click here to read more.

Runes, Twitter and the Vikings

What are runes, these most enigmatic of characters? Even the word rune itself is claimed to mean ‘mystery.’ Enter the world of runic inscriptions with its lively Pagans and pious Christians. Learn about law makers, warriors, trade correspondence, death poems, cryptograms, and autocrats with Henrik Williams, professor of Scandinavian Language at Uppsala University. And above all, find out what the Vikings have to say on their mighty rune stones. Click here to read more and to reserve your spot at the lecture.

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