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Gudbrandsdal Lag

The Gudbrandsdal Lag is an organization of emigrant descendants from the Gudbrandsdal Valley in Norway and those interested in its history and culture. The Gudbrandsdal Lag was formed in 1909 to maintain their ties to the homeland and provide a place for those emigrants to assemble. If you haven't visited their site for awhile it may be worth the visit. There are links by municipality to records such as church, census, land, etc.

Index to the Hallingen magazine Added 2/2/2014 The Hallingen was published between 1984 and 2014. The index also includes information on where these issues may be found.

National Archives of Norway

The National Archives Central Office in Oslo is responsible for the records created by the government's central administration, i.e. ministries and directorates, etc., as well as the archives of the Supreme Court.

Norway Heritage

Free genealogy databases of passenger lists and emigrant ships. Emigrant ship image gallery and Norway Heritage forum.

Norwegian Farm Names

Those who lived in rural areas of Norway also used a third name to indicate where they lived -- the farm name. When people moved from one farm to another, their last name became the name of the new farm. It wasn't until after 1900 that legislation mandated that people must take permanent family names. Some took the name of the farm while others took the patronymic.

Norwegian Genealogy Seminar

Norwegian Genealogy Seminar September 20 - 23, 2012: Spend four days immersed in the tools and practices used to trace your own Norwegian history at Skogfjorden, the Norwegian Language Village near Bemidji, Minn. Enrollment is limited.

Norwegian Historical Data Centre

The Norwegian Historical Data Centre (NHDC) is a national institution under the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Tromsø (UiTø). Their main aim is to computerize the Norwegian censuses 1865 onwards together with the parish registers and other sources from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Syttende Mai Polsefest:

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Quality Bakery, Stabo Scandinavian Imports and Lena’s Lefse will host a Syttende Mai Polsefest from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 at the Hjemkomst Center in honor of Norway’s Constitution Day. A lunch of hot dogs served in lefse will be available for $1. Proceeds will benefit the HCSCC. For more information, call (218) 299-5511