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
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
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.
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