Sigdalslag maintains a substantial genealogical library. Most of the materials are available at the annual stevne. Our genealogist, Garth Ulrich, is very knowledgeable and helpful to those seeking information about their family ties to Sigdal, Eggedal and Krødsherad.

Genealogy Projects

  • Emigrant Obituary Project

We have begun a collection of obituaries of emigrants from Sigdal, Eggedal and Krødsherad. WE NEED YOUR HELP.

If you have the obituary of your ancestor(s) who emigrated from Sigdal, Eggedal or Krødsherad, please submit it via e-mail attachment or regular post. If you can scan the obituary digitally, please attach the scanned image to an e-mail addressed to Or, you may send a print or photocopy version of the obituary to our genealogist:

Garth Ulrich
3099 Dunn Drive
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 6Y6

Please include source information (i.e. name and date of publication).

This is an ongoing project to help our genealogist gather information about the families of those who emigrated from Sigdal, Eggedal and Krødsherad. If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to complete this survey.

  • Emigrant List – the current list of some 5000 people who emigrated from SIGDAL, EGGEDAL and KRØDSHERAD to America between 1839 and 1920. Sources include bygdebøker, utflyt lists, Oslo police records, ship records, descendants reports, local histories in USA and Canada, Norwegian-American newspapers, and files at the Norwegian-American Historical Association. (Sorry, this list is FOR MEMBERS ONLY. Members will need to log in to get to this page.)
  • If you have a written history (local, church, family) or other materials to add to the library please e-mail our Genealogist by clicking HERE.
  • Norwegian Farm Name Meanings – translation from Norsk to English of common words used in Norwegian farm names.

Genealogy Internet Links

Genealogy 101 – basic information for the genealogy beginner – this is a PDF version of a PowerPoint presentation at the 2011 7-Lag Stevne by Rod Pletan.

25 sites  25 genealogy sites -“Definitive Guide”

More genealogical information will be presented here from time to time ….. so check here periodically.