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Welcome to the Fellesraad home pages.

Celebrating more than 100 Years of bygdelag in America

We strive to provide you with the latest information on lag activities and links to resources within these pages and to various helpers available for each bygd. As our name implies, we are an organization serving the community of folks having Norwegian ancestry.

Check out the About Us tab above to learn more of who we are and what we do.
(And what some of these strange words mean and sound like.)

The Events tab will give information on special projects or activities of interest in the Norwegian community.

The Genealogy tab leads you to resources geared to help you find your family roots and learn more about the sights, sounds and culture of your ancestral home land.

The Documents tab has copies of the latest down-loadable documents and links to other common resources of interest.

Check out the Calendar tab for lag activity dates and other events.

The Contacts tab lists the current officers and their contact information.

Finally the Archive tab has links to photos and documents from previous meetings and years.



Yearly annual meeting of the Fellesraad

Representatives from each of 32 bygdelag meet yearly in Minneapolis on the first Saturday in May.  Dues remain constant at $5.00 per lag, which entitles two delegates from each lag to attend and participate in the May annual meeting.  Non-voting guests are also welcome.

The meeting is held at Mindekirken, the Norwegian Memorial Church, East Franklin at 10th Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Plan now to attend the Annual Meeting of the Bygdelagenes Fellesraad. Breakout sessions will be held to provide pertinent information for Lag positions. It will be an exciting and productive one and a half day event! Rune Nedrud, Chairman of the Norsk Slektshistorisk Forening in Norway (Fellesraad’s newest partner) will be presenting at the Genealogists session and also giving the Keynote address!

To view the invitation please see the archived invitation

and the registration .pdf Annual Meeting Registration


Just released! - A Hurtigruten Cruise

Bygdelagenes Fellesraad and Norwegians Worldwide Collaborate on a Hurtigruten Cruise
August 31 to September 16, 2017

These two organizations have been very active in the Norwegian - American Community in the Americas. Although they are separate international organizations many of their members belong to both groups and have many similar goals. As we move forward into the 21st Century the two organizations are hoping to work together in planning events of interest to members of both groups. This is our first attempt by planning a cruise on the Kong Harald, a Hurtigruten ship.

For more information please see this page!




Announcing Norwegian Lag Week 2017!

Join us for family research in Salt Lake City in February.

Click for details!



New Agder Bygdelag

Fellesraad is currently working to form a new lag for people interested in the Agder counties of Norway.

If you have ties to the Agder area (Aust-Agder or Vest-Agder) or would simply like more information please see this page!

For reports on the Fellesraad Centennial Celebration held last May see...

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