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Welcome to Fellesraad's Genealogy pages.


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 (Locate a numbered area on the Fylke Map of Norway below), then click on the numbered List of Norwegian Fylker (Counties) below, or search from the List of Bygdelag below.

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

Note: Norway is in the process of redefining the definitions of fylker by combining them to make 11 from the current 19. This process will not be completed until 2020 so for now I will leave the current definitions and tables intact. For more information on these changes see this PDF compilation from some editors messages. The map below shows the proposed definition.

Proposed Fylke Map of Norway

Current Fylker Map of Norway.

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Fylke map of Norway


Map Area #1. Akershus

Lags in fylke:
- Romerikslag

Web pages:
Romerikslag

Map Area #2. Aust-Agder

Lags in fylke:
- Agderlag

Web pages:
No page

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

Lags in fylke:
- Nordhordland

Web pages:
No page

Map Area #5. Finnmark

Lags in fylke:
- Nordlandslag
- Sami

Web pages:
Nordlandslag
No page

Map Area #7. Hordaland

Web pages:
Hardanger
No page
No page
Vosselag
No page

Map Area #8. Møre og Romsdal

Lags in fylke:
- Møre og Romsdalslag
- Vestlandslag

Web pages:
Møre og Romsdalslag
No page

Map Area #9. Nordland

Lags in fylke:
- Nordlandslag
- Sami

Web pages:
Nordlandslag
No page

Map Area #10. Nord-Trøndelag

Lags in fylke:
- Trønderlag

Web pages:
Trøndelag

Map Area #12. City of Oslo

Lags in fylke:
- Romerikslag

Web pages:
Romerikslag

Map Area #13. Rogaland

Lags in fylke:
- Rogalandslag
- Vestlandslag

Web pages:
Rogalandslag
No page

Map Area #14. Sør-Trøndelag

Lags in fylke:
- Trønderlag
- Opdalslag

Map Area #15. Sogn og Fjordane

Web pages:
Nordfjordlag
No page
Sognalag
Sognefjord
Sunnfjord
No page

Map Area #16. Telemark
Map Area #17. Troms

Lags in fylke:
- Nordlandslag
- Sami

Web pages:
Nordlandslag
No page

Map Area #18. Vestfold
Map Area #19. Vest-Agder

Lags in fylke:
- Agderlag

Web pages:
No page

Map Area #20. Østfold

Lags in fylke:
- Østfoldlag

Web pages:
Østfoldlag