Is a bygdelag (see Fellesraad) of the descendents of Rogaland Norway (we would like to have members in Rogaland in addition to our current members in the United States) that emigrated to the United States of America. It meets yearly with several other bygdelag (Møre og Romsdal, Sognefjord, Voss, Nordhordland, Sunnhordland, Sunnfjord, and Hardanger) for a stevne that combines genealogy and heritage. It also shares in the Vestlandet quarterly with these bygdelags.
STEVNE INFORMATION Join us 20-22 June 2013 at Bigwood Event Center Fergus Falls MN, for the next stevne. See the Vestlandet newsletter for more information with complete information in Vestlandet nbr 134 when it is available.<UPDATED 2 Jan 2013>
See old Vestlandet newsletters.
Links to members are shown at: Members links
Scans of the large 1913, 1915, 1928 and one indeterminant date stevne photos are now available for viewing (NOTE the loading of the high resolution versions takes a long time due to the size of the scans) at: Old Stevne Pictures. These images are available through the help of NAHA (Norwegian-American Historical Association), Dale Haaland (who actually produced them) and the donations to NAHA of pictures in lag members archives (1913 - Roy Levik of Truman MN; 1915 - Marilyn Somdahl of Bloomington MN, indeterminate Marian Aaker of Richfield MN). The donations and scanning of these pictures will help preserve this information for posterity. I think the results are actually better then the originals.
MEMBERSHIP: To join send dues (payable to Vestlandslaget), name, address, phone, email, and lag(s) to:
Dues: 1 year couple: $12
Rogalands Regions & KommunerRogaland general information.
Rogaland Kommuner (alphabetical)
The following kommuner exist in Rogaland.
Rogaland Historie-og Ættesogelag; Bergjelandsgt. 30; 4012 Stavanger.
Arbeidernes historielag i Rogaland; c/o Johs. Melkevik Jr.; jens Zetlitzgt. 21; 4008 Stavanger.
There are a few documents available for download at http://www.rogalandslag.org/files.htm most of these are in MS Word 97 format and most also in PDF format.
If you have documents that are of interest to members of Rogalandslag and have approval for distribution of it from the copyright holder (or wrote it yourself) please send a copy for us to share.
Rogalandslag owns a number of parish microfilms, a list of them sorted by parish is at http://www.rogalandslag.org/Films_by_Parish.htm NOTE: this is a large page and so takes a while to load.
The farm names given in Rygh (the multi-volume work describing all the farms in Norway) for the farms in Rogaland are shown in the pages at Rygh Farms, they are in tables by Sogn.
Web Page LinksDue to the size most links to other web sites are now on a separate page at web links