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Katya Torkelson Letter

7 Lag Stevne

          Please go to the 7lag stevne site for full information about the 2016 stevne

http://www.7lagstevne.com/

The above link has all the information you’ll need to start working on your application for a scholarship to financially help you with your endeavors that also further the mission of Sigdalslag.

  •  New Panorama photos available for viewing

NAHA has posted links to some very interesting photographs. Take a look around, perhaps you can find some of your cousins.

NAHA Photos

 

  • ACTION TAKEN TO PRESERVE SIGDALSLAG’S BANNER

Shortly after the 2011 Sigdalslag Centennial Celebration, action was taken toward preserving our beautiful banner. THIS ARTICLE was included in the October 2011 Saga explaining that action.

  • ARTICLE IN NORWEGIAN AMERICAN WEEKLY

Members who subscribe to Norwegian American Weekly were able to read this article about Sigdalslag. To subscribe to the weekly go to this website.

  • SIGDALSLAG MEMBER MARILYN SOMDAHL ON TWIN CITIES TV

Numerous Sigdalslag members have been celebrating the visit of King Harald and Queen Sonja to Minnesota (October, 2011), including Marilyn Somdahl. She can be seen in this news clip from Twin Cities television station KSTP. (there may be a short advertisement before the actual clip begins playing)

  • EMIGRANT OBITUARY PROJECT ANNOUNCED

Our genealogist, Garth Ulrich announced a new project at the 2011 stevne. We would like to collect as many obituaries of emigrants from Sigdal, Eggedal and Krødsherad as we can. We will need your help to do this.

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 to addressed to webmaster@sigdalslag.org. Stay tuned to find out where photocopied versions can be mailed.

  • A MEMBER REQUEST

If you know of anyone who owns a “Varsla fiddle”, made in Sigdal, Norway by Jens Pederson Varsla, please contact the fiddlemaker’s great-great-grandson, Kjell Varsla, by e-mailing him at kjv@varsla.net .

  • THE NORWEGIANS HAVE BEEN HERE!!
Sigrid Kvisle and Birger Moen

A large group of Norwegians traveled to America the summer of 2011 and their trip included the 7-Lag Stevne and Sigdalslag’s Centennial Celebration in Fargo, North Dakota. About 100 people registered for the trip, visiting places in America where their ancestors traveled long, long ago.

The Sigdal Museum and the Bygdeposten newspaper arranged the trip. Sigrid Kvisle of the Sigdal Musum and Birger Moen of the Bygdeposten are pictured with an American flag and an old trunk that is similar to trunks that many emigrants from Norway would have used over a century ago.

  • MEETING MINUTES ONLINE

Minutes from the July, 2011 Executive Board Meeting and Annual Meeting have been added to the Members area of the web site.

  • THE SAGA ARCHIVE in the Members section of the web site is now complete – with PDF versions of ALL Saga newsletters back to 1981. Another benefit of joining Sigdalslag! If you’re not a member yet, you can join now by clicking HERE.