Officers - Members
Nordlandslaget was Founded in 1909
We hold an annual convention (stevne) end of June
Nord Norge is the official quarterly publication
We have Members in the United States, Canada and Norway
The counties of Norway represented are Nordland, Troms and Finnmark
Who to contact for more info about the group
President: Shirlely Samson From Hoffman, Mn
Vice President:Linda Havir From Minneapolis, Mn
Secretary: Laurel Dikken From Sacred Heart, Mn
Treasurer: DeVon Jokstad From Fargo, Mn
Financial Secretary: Barbara Moe From New Hope, Mn
Web Volunteer Edward "Mike" Wick From Eagan, Mn
Geneologist: Jay Liedman From Paynesville, Mn
Nord Norge Editor: Open
Purpose of Bygdelags: "To link the past with the present and future"
The "Nord-lands-laget" Bygdelag is one of many Norwegian organizations (Lags) comprised of descendants of emigrants from Norway to North America. Every "Lag"seeks to preserve and strengthen bonds with its home district or community-of-origin in Norway
NORDLANDSLAGET AV AMERIKA OG KANADA
Nordlandslaget av Amerika og Kanada is an organization of the descendants of immigrants who came to North America from the northern counties of Norway.
Beginning around the middle of the 19th Century. The "Lag" formed as those immigrants developed a mutual support network for their kinfolk and for the Nordlendinger who would follow to the new world.
Today Nordlandslaget continues in that tradition -- networking to sustain the spirit, maintain ties to the homeland and to find connections to those who came seeking opportunity in North America.
Genealogy is a major focus of many lags today. We also Perserve the culture of the regions thru annual get togethers (Stevnes) that bond the Lag members together now and into the future.