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Seems like finding out your ancestors is all a rage right now! For example, I am half Japanese and assumed the rest was from Germany. Nope, after doing some DNA tests, we found out that we are still 50% Japanese, mostly British and a teeny bit German. It's crazy.

Well, if you want to find out if you are a Viking, head over to the Natural History Museum of Utah on Wednesday night because FamilySearch will be at NHMU to help guests trace their Norse roots! FamilySearch will be at the Museum on July 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to help you discover your Viking ancestry during the Museum's extended Wednesday hours. 

Nordic specialists will have computers set up and will provide assistance to guests as they browse the FamilySearch Family Tree. Then, at 5:30 p.m., Geoff Fröberg Morris, a Nordic specialist with FamilySearch, will share details from his fascinating research about Scandinavian history and genealogical records. Morris will also provide insights on some of the rare objects on display in Vikings: Beyond the Legend. 


If you don't have time on Wednesday to go, don't worry, we've got some tickets so you can explore the Vikings: Beyond the Legend! We'll be giving away 2-4 Family Packs of tickets.

To enter:

  • Visit our past articles (here) on NHMU and tell us why you want to go!
  • You can also go and enter on our Instagram as well!

Giveaway ends Monday (7/24/17) night. Winners will be contacted directly.


Guests who mention the FamilySearch event at the Museum's reception desk will receive a $2 discount on admission. (Offer applies to full-price admission, can not be combined with any other discount.) The FamilySearch event and Vikings: Beyond the Legend are included with Museum admission.

See our past articles on the Natural History Museum of Utah here.


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