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Norwegian Genealogy Lag Research Trip to the Salt Lake City, Utah Family History Library Combined with Roots Tech
Roots Tech is February 6-8, 2014
An Opportunity for persons interested in Norwegian genealogy and the Roots Tech Conference to attend both events. (Roots Tech conference is February 6 to 8, 2014)
Note: This information is preliminary and may need adjustments.
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Roots Tech Conference is sponsored by a number of groups and participation will require registration with their committee. The Plaza Hotel will book us for both with two separate room fees. Roots Tech combines state of the art technology and genealogy. We will combine the two events and you may choose to attend one or both of the events.
The Norwegian Lag week provides an opportunity to improve your knowledge and skills in working with a wide variety of materials and research tools emphasizing Norwegian records. Elaine Hasleton from the Family Search Department at Salt Lake City and Marilyn Sorensen, a long time specialist with Norwegian genealogy, are coordinators of this event. There will be special classes relating to Norwegian genealogy. It may provide insights about activities at the Family History Library that will improve use and access to their reference material. Also the FHL offers a regular schedule of classes relating to genealogy. Another bonus is they have state of the art technology to work with as well as excellent help to accomplish many genealogical tasks.
Note: The Roots Tech Conference is a separate event. You may attend Roots Tech only or you may attend the Norwegian Lag Week only. Register for Roots Tech is through their organization. Indicate you will be attending the Norwegian Lag Week by notifying Marilyn Sorensen via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 651-633-1329.
Roots Tech is February 6-8, 2014
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel (next door to the library)
The Plaza Hotel is located next door to the Library, 122 West South Temple, SLC, UT 84101. The webpage is www.plaza-hotel.com. Please telephone Rich Williams directly at 800-366-3684 X3007 to make reservations.
Room rate for Roots Tech is $110.00 for single or double occupancy plus tax. The room rate for genealogical group participants beginning on February 9 is $85.00 + tax per room/per day for either single or double occupancy (This is a genealogy special which means that if you stay five nights the sixth night is free. Note reservation cut off is August 1, 2013 for Roots Tech and October 1, 2013 for Norwegian Lag Week (with space as available after that.). Each participant will be responsible for travel arrangements and room reservations in the block of rooms. Be sure to request the Norwegian Lag group rate from Rich Williams and also he will book you in for the Roots Tech block as well with the Conference rate.
Seminar is sponsored by Dis Norge, Bygdelagenes Fellesraad, and possibly Norwegians Worldwide and Family Search
October 18 to November 2, 2014
(Brief Description: Depart on October 18 and arrive in Oslo on October 19, 2014. Meetings/seminar classes/archive visits/tour special sites in Oslo through October 23. Travel to a regional area for special activities. Time to spend in ancestral area from three to six days. Special day tours from Oslo before the Dis Norge leaders meeting. Following the leaders meeting, return to the US on November 2, 2014.)
Plans are in process to hold a genealogy seminar in Norway at the time when Dis Norge conducts regional activities and a national leaders meeting. These events take place in October each year. During the last Saturday in October approximately 30 regions have annual activities (book sales, classes, lectures and exhibitions). This will provide the opportunity for Norwegian-American family history researchers to meet with persons who are most knowledgeable about participants ancestral area. Prior to regional activities, plans are to conduct seminar activities in Oslo visiting the Riksarkiv, Statsarkiv, Deichman Library, Norwegian American Collection and the City Archive. Included will be information about records in Norway not found in the US, hidden treasures in Norway, Dis Norge special databases, special reference material found in the Norwegian American collection, how to solve brick walls in Norway and much more.
Then participants may select the area they wish to attend for special activities (this needs to be preselected so travel plans may be made). There will be an option to spend three to six days in your ancestral area. If one selects three days only there will be two days with special trips from Oslo to visit the Railroad Museum archive and the Emigrant Museum on one day and on the second day to visit Eidsvoll.
On the final Saturday in Oslo there will be a Dis Norge Leaders meeting that Seminar participants are invited to attend.
To assist us with planning and to accommodate airline regulations, we would like to know about potential participants. You may contact: Torill Johnsen, President of Dis Norge at email@example.com or Marilyn Sorensen, Vice President of Bygdelagenes Fellesraad at firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be helpful to have some idea about potential interest in the seminar starting in August and by October 15, 2013.
These are major free search sites for Norway
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