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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 Norway Tour

2017 Norway Tour being planned now

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

 

NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

7-Lag Stevne Registration July 13-16, 2016 Austin, Minnesota

 

 

 

We are planning a Norway trip in the second half of June 2017.

We are considering 2 options. Feel free to provide input.

Option 1 –

June 23, 2017 –

Meet our chartered at the train station in Oslo. Spend the day in Eidsvoll and arrive in Sigdal at 6:00 pm.  Stay at the Folk Musik Center or lodging of your choice from June 23 – June 28.  Sigrid Kvisle will be our guide.

June 24 – 27, 2017 – Schedule arranged by Sigrid Kvisle, our guide and the retired director of the museum in Prestfoss, Sigdal.  Assistance will be provided in locating family farms. Our genealogist can provide assistance prior to leaving the USA.

Jun 28, 2017 – Sigdal time completed and bus takes the group to Oslo to the train station area.

We will pay the actual cost for the bus and all admissions and some meals which in 2012 was under $400 US total.

Individuals staying at the Folk Musik Center will pay for their room, catered breakfast, and optional catered dinner.  The 2012 price was under $100 per night times five nights.

At the conclusion of our time in Sigdal will return to Oslo for more time there, some may wish to take the train to Bergen, and others go on to other areas where they have ancestors or where one wishes to tour.

Option 2:

June 20, 2017 – Join the group in Trondheim.  Spend two nights in Trondheim with a day tour on June 21.

June 22, 2017 – Go by train from Trondheim to Lillehammer.  Overnight in Lillehammer.

June 23, 2017 – Go by train from Lillehammer to Oslo. Meet our chartered bus at the train station in Oslo. Spend the day in Eidsvoll and arrive in Sigdal at 6:00 pm.  Stay at the Folk Musik Center or lodging of your choice from June 23 – June 28.  Sigrid Kvisle will be our guide.

June 24 – 27, 2017 – Schedule arranged by Sigrid Kvisle, our guide and the retired director of the museum in Prestfoss, Sigdal.  Assistance will be provided in locating family farms. Our genealogist can provide assistance prior to leaving the USA.

Jun 28, 2017 – Sigdal time is completed and bus takes the group to Oslo to the train station area.

We will pay the actual cost for the bus,  all admissions and some meals which in 2012 was under $400 US total.

Individuals staying at the Folk Musik Center will pay for their room, catered breakfast, and optional catered dinner.  The 2012 price was under $100 per night times five nights.

  • At the conclusion of our time in Sigdal we will return to Oslo for more time there, some may wish to take the train to Bergen, or to go on to other areas where they have ancestors. A hotel option will be offered as well as the Oslo transportation card.

·         Planning to fly mid-week is definitely cheaper.  Other travel arrangements would be made individually or for small groups; currently the prices are very favorable especially if procured ahead of time

Jean Knaak

President, Sigdalslag

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.