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-- Genealogy - Finding Your Roots --

Which Lag would interest me?

Knowing a little about your ancestors helps. What part of Norway did they come from? Did they move around the country before emigrating?

If you know the geographic area where they first lived, click on the numbered area of the Fylke Map of Norway found below on this page. (Norwegian Fylke are often thought of as Counties.)

If you know the Fylke a good place to start are the links in the table below.

Many Lags have names that are taken from the major community or feature in their area. You may find a similar name in the List of Lags, also found below.

Most Lags have genealogists (people trained in finding your family roots) that are skilled in searching the history of families in the region's served by the respective Lag. Often the help and services of these people is included in the membership of the Lag. If you are unsure of which area your family came from call on the genealogist for the Lag of your best guess and they may be able to help you find the resource's you need.


How would I join a Lag?

Lag membership is usually a matter of contacting the membership secretary of the Lag and paying a yearly membership.

Dues the generally range from $5 to $25 US. (Please see the information supplied for the Lag you have interest in for more information!


There is no Lag for me!

Unfortunately there are still a couple of fylker for which no individual Lag exists. Finnmark, Nordland, and Troms are represented by two Lag, Sami and Nordland. These fylker cover a large geographic area but admittedly have a smaller population.

We would like to see Lags available for all fylker and would be willing to help you set up a Lag if there is enough interest.

At the moment Vestfold is the only fylke with no lag representation at all. (See area 18 on the map below.) If your ancestors are from this fylke try contacting lags from the neighboring fylker to see if they might be of help to you.


Exploring your Norwegian roots.

You may start your search of these pages from a geographic location (Click on a numbered area on the Fylke Map of Norway below), from the List of Norwegian Fylker (Counties) below, or from the List of Bygdelag below.


Fylke Map of Norway

F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 F12 F13 F14 F15 F16 F17 F18 F19 F20

Use this list of Norwegian Fylker to find related Bygdelag.

Akershus
Aust-Agder
(City of Bergen)
Buskerud
Finnmark
Hedmark
Hordaland
Møre og Romsdal
Nordland
Nord-Trøndelag
Oppland
City of Oslo
Rogaland
Sør-Trøndelag
Sogn og Fjordane
Telemark
Troms
Vestfold
Vest-Agder
Østfold

Use this list of Bygdelag to find related Fylker and links to Lag pages.

Gudbrandsdal
Hadeland
Hallingdal
Hardanger
Landingslag
Møre og Romsdal
Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken
Nordfjord
Nordhordland
Nordland
Numedal
Ringerike Drammen Districts
Opdalslag
Rogalandslag
Romerike
Sami
Sigdal
Sogn
Sognefjord
Solørlag of America
Sunnfjord
Sunnhordland
Sør-Trøndelag
Telelag
Totenlag
Trønderlag
Valdres Samband
Vosselag
Østfold

Map Area #1. Akershus

Lags this fylke:
- Romerikslag

Lag web pages:
Romerikslag

Map Area #2. Aust-Agder

Lags this fylke:
- Agderlag

Lag web pages:


Map Area #3. (City of Bergen)
This fylke has combined with Hordaland (area #7).

Lags this fylke:
- Nordhordland

Lag web pages:

Map Area #4. Buskerud

Lags this fylke:
- Hallinglag
- Numedalslågen Lag Includes:
Lardal and Larvik Kommune
- Seven Lag Stevne
- Sigdalslag
- Ringerike-Drammen Districts

Lag web pages:
Hallinglag
Numedalslågen Lag



Seven Lag
Sigdalslag
Ringerike-Drammen Districts


Map Area #5. Finnmark

Lags this fylke:
- Nordlandslag
- Sami

Lag web pages:
Nordlandslag

Map Area #6. Hedmark

Lags this fylke:
- Solørlag of America
- Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken

Lag web pages:
Solørlag of America
Nord Hedmark og Hedemarken


Map Area #7. Hordaland

Lags this fylke:
- Hardanger
- Nordhordland
- Sunnhordland
- Vosselag
- Vestlandslag Stevne

Lag web pages:
Hardanger


Vosselag


Map Area #8. Møre og Romsdal

Lags this fylke:
- Møre og Romsdalslag
- Vestlandslag Stevne

Lag web pages:
Møre og Romsdalslag



Map Area #9. Nordland

Lags this fylke:
- Nordlandslag
- Sami

Lag web pages:
Nordlandslag

Map Area #10. Nord-Trøndelag

Lags this fylke:
- Trønderlag

Lag web pages:
Trøndelag


Map Area #12. City of Oslo

Lags this fylke:
- Romerikslag

Lag web pages:
Romerikslag


Map Area #13. Rogaland

Lags this fylke:
- Rogalandslag
- Vestlandslag Stevne

Lag web pages:
Rogalandslag


Map Area #14. Sør-Trøndelag

Lags this fylke:
- Trønderlag
- Opdalslag

Lag web pages:
Trønderlag
Opdalslag
or Fellesraad/Opdalslag


Map Area #15. Sogn og Fjordane

Lags this fylke:
- Nordfjordlag
- Nordfjord Wisconsin
- Sognalag
- Sognefjord
- Sunnfjord
- Vestlandslag Stevne

Lag web pages:
Nordfjordlag

Sognalag
Sognefjord
Sunnfjord


Map Area #16. Telemark

Lags this fylke:
- Seven Lag Stevne
- Telelag

Lag web pages:
Seven Lag
Telelag


Map Area #17. Troms

Lags this fylke:
- Nordlandslag
- Sami

Lag web pages:
Nordlandslag

Map Area #18. Vestfold

Lags this fylke:
- Seven Lag Stevne
- Numedalslågen Lag
For: Lardal and Larvik Kommune

Lag web pages:
Seven Lag
Numedalslågen Lag




Map Area #19. Vest-Agder

Lags this fylke:
- Agderlag

Lag web pages:

Map Area #20. Østfold

Lags this fylke:
- Østfoldlag

Lag web pages:
Østfoldlag