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Norwegian-American
Bygdelagenes Fellesraad


"Happy to provide you with the most current bygdelag information available, on the web."

Welcome to Fellesraad's home pages.


Celebrating more than 100 Years of bygdelag in America

We are an organization serving today's community of Americans having Norwegian ancestry. As such we strive to provide you with the latest information on bygdelag activities, links to family search resources, helpful paths to respective regional web sites and connections to various genealogical helpers available for each region. Many have used this site as an entry point to finding their own Norwegian family history and an emerging connection to others in a similar search.

Most bygdelag have extensive resources to help with your search for ancestral family links originating within their regions of expertise. Long time cultural ties with Norway and traditions handed down through the families of most members envelope you in the rich customs of old Norway still carried on in today's family celebrations. Food, fun, entertainment and speakers on relevant current and past topics fill out the annual meetings of these groups.


A partial guide to what can be found on these pages.


Links to Lag Information Sheets Can be found on the "About Us", "Genealogy" and "Documents" tabs in the menu sections on each page. The information pages give details on each lag as well as links to their web sites.

Check out the About Us tab 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.

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

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

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

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

Fellesraad and Norwegians Worldwide announce
a trip to Norway, May 12-24, 2019! ...more info...

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!



Notice:

Agder Lag will meet during the Solør/Romerike Stevne taking place from September 12-15, 2018 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

If you are interested in more information about it please contact
Priscilla Pope at p-pope@umn.edu or
Marilyn Sorensen at rddlagen@usfamily.net.

Reports on the Fellesraad Centennial Celebration held
in May of 2016 are available ...more...