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Yearly annual meeting of Bygdelagenes Fellesraad

Representatives from each of 28 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 are being planned again this year to provide relevant information that will help each log with their activities. New details will be provided here as the plans are defined.

Remember non-voting lag members, beyond the two delegates, are also welcome to attend the meeting and these sessions.

The registration .pdf Annual Meeting Registration will be available here soon.



Fellesraad Centennial Celebration

The Fellesraad turned 100 in 2016
We hope you had a good time at the big celebration

May 5-8, 2016
Visit our web site to see what happened.


Click on the Centennial link at the right.


Norwegian Lag Week

Norwegian Genealogy Lag Research Trip to the Salt Lake City, Utah
Family History Library Combined with Roots Tech

Roots Tech is February 28 to March 3, 2018
Registration begins on September 20, 2017.


RootsTech is a global family history event where people of all ages learn to discover and share their family stories and connections through technology. At RootsTech, there is something for you, regardless of your experience in family history or your skill in technology.

For further information about Roots Tech go to their web page. You will find information about previous presentations as some of their lectures are on line. In fact many family history centers have been using the lectures for their genealogy training sessions throughout the country. Attendees in our Norwegian Lag Group that have attended Rootstech say it is an excellent opportunity to learn more about genealogy research and all the technology that is available to them.

Norwegian Lag Week is March 4 to March 10, 2018

Click here to download the latest informational flyer!

Our annual trip to the Family History Library is scheduled the week after Roots Tech from March 4 to 10, 2018. The two events are intentially scheduled together as it is a great opportunity to participate in the state of the art for both technology and genealogy as well as special research time at the Family History Center. However, you may choose to attend the Lag week only or Roots Tech Only.

Norwegian Lag week provides an opportunity to meet with other persons researching their Norwegian ancestry to improve your knowledge and skills in working with a wide variety of materials and research tools emphasizing Norwegian records. This event is a cooperative effort between Family Search and the Bygdelagenes Fellesraad. Elaine Hasleton from the Family Search Department at Salt Lake City and current Bygdelagenes Fellesraad President and Marilyn Sorensen, current Fellesraad Vice President and a long time specialist with Norwegian genealogy, are coordinators of this event. There will be special classes relating to Norwegian genealogy. It may provide insights about activities at the Family History Library that will improve use and access to their reference material. Also the FHL offers a regular schedule of classes relating to genealogy. Another bonus is their state of the art technology to work with as well as excellent help to accomplish many genealogical tasks.

Week planned for research and learning about Norwegian Genealogy Research. It is an event cooperatively planned by Family Search, N-AGA, Bygdelagenes Fellesraad and a committee of lag genealogists and family history specialists in the Norwegian Community.

Contact people are Marilyn Sorensen ( rddlagen @ usfamily . net ),
Elaine Hasleton ( HasletonEE @ familysearch . org)
and Steve Hall ( shall3307 @ msn . com).
(Steve Hall hosts the facebook page for the Norwegian Lag Group.)

For more information see Norwegian Lag Week.