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Welcome to SIGDALSLAG.ORG, the web site for people with “roots” in Sigdal, Eggedal and Krødsherad, Norway (Norge)!

Sigdalslag is an organization dedicated to preserving the Norwegian-American heritage for people whose ancestors emigrated from Sigdal, Eggedal or Krødsherad, Norway (Norge). We maintain a substantial genealogical library and maintain connections to people in our ancestral home areas in Norway.

2017 Stevne

2017 Stevne is soon upon us

New photos have been made available for your viewing pleasure provided by NAHA

New photos are available for viewing from Fellesraad. http://fellesraad.com/centennial/photos.htm

7lagstevne  This is the site to the Stevne. Please go here for information

registration link

lodging link
July 20-23, 2017
Luther College

Decorah, Iowa

The blocked room rates have now expired.

 

SIGDALSLAG ANNUAL MEETING AND LAG ACTIVITY

Join us in Decorah on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm for our Sigdalslag activity and annual meeting.

We thank Birgitta, Carol and Marguerite Meade for planning a great afternoon for us.  The lag will spend the afternoon at the historic rural Hauge Lutheran Church seven miles north of Decorah.  We will have a map at our registration table and will arrange carpooling.  We plan to arrive at 12:30 and leave by 4:00.  The Hauge church is now an ELCA church but was originally of the historic Hauge persuasion, which is well documented in immigrant history.   We will hear a speaker on the history of the church.

Lunch will be provided.  The meal blessing will be delivered by clergy wearing the antique prestefrakk (preaching robe) worn by former Sigdal’s lag president Carol Meade’s grandfather when he was a pioneer pastor in the late 1800’s.  This is a fun photo op.

There will be an opportunity to see the Meade family’s Norwegian Fjord Horse and to take pictures.

A short business meeting with door prizes will complete the afternoon.  We will take a group picture before adjourning in time for you to return to Decorah to prepare for the banquet.

The $10 per person charge can be paid on your registration form. Online registration will be available soon.

 

 NORWAY TRIP – 2017

It was a wonderful trip!

Schedule:

6/20/2017          Arrive in Trondheim 2 nights or 3 if you arrive on the 19th

6/20/2017                      On your own

6/21/2017                      Nidaros, crown jewels, music museum, royal residence. Meet at 8:30 am.

6/22/2017                      To Lillehammer, am train.  1 night Sightsee. See Olympic Museum. Public transportation available.

6/23/2017                      To Gardermoen Airport, Oslo, for pickup and tour of Eidsvoll.

6/23/2017 – 6/28/2017    Tour the Sigdal area with the schedule arranged by Sigrid Kvisle. 5 nights

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6/28/2017                      Leave for Gardermoen/Oslo in the morning.

6/28 – 6/30/2017         Visit Oslo.  Purchase Oslo cards for transport and admissions.  2 nights or more

6/30/2017             Leave for the USA or continue on to Bergan or the homes of your relatives.

 

 

We received letters of thanks from our last 2 scholarship winners. Please go to the news section to read their letters.

Fellesraad celebration Photos

Sigdalslag DisplayTable Place Setting at Luncheon

Fellesraad DisplayClara & Clara watching Stogean Dancers

board July 2015

Sigdal Board members meet in July 2015

2014 Stevne in Wahpeton North Dakota
2014 Stevne in Wahpeton North Dakota

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Sigdal Board members meet in November 2014

board July 2015

Sigdal Board met in Wisconsin on July 2015

The Sigdalslag 2014 Book was debuted at the Stevne. Please see the index as a PDF file in the shop section of our website. The book is also available for purchase now for $50.00
We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site.

This is an interesting video from Eggedal.

 

 

If you have an ancestor who emigrated from this part of Norway, we invite you to click HERE now to find out how to become a member.