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Valdres Samband & Vestlandslag

June 16, 2016 - June 18, 2016

Contact: Bob Hanson at 763-441-4463

The Valdres Samband was the first Norwegian bygdelag, founded in 1899.  A bygdelag is a “community organization” and the Samband unites North Americans whose ancestors immigrated from the Valdres Valley in Oppland County, Norway. The Samband has a membership of over 1,000 families with a common interest in learning more about the history and culture of their ancestors’ home area and exploring their family’s genealogy.

The Samband sponsors a “stevne” or yearly gathering in June of each year.  It allows members to come together to use the extensive collection of genealogical resources maintained by the Samband, attend classes and learn more about the Valdres Valley’s history, culture, and the lives of the immigrants in America,  and enjoy the camaraderie of new friends – and newly discovered cousins.

Details

Start:
June 16, 2016
End:
June 18, 2016
Website:
valdressamband.org

Organizer

Valdres Samband
Website:
valdressamband.org

Venue

Best Western Plus
2100 Highway 12 E
Willmar, 56201

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Testimonials

“Dear Solveig, Thank you so much for the translation work you did for us on the Hermansen documents. Together, these translations shed new light on the departure of my great grandmother's family from their native Norway. One can only imagine the true grit and fortitude it took to cross the mighty Atlantic to open a new chapter in their lives here in America. There immigrants were truly made of the "right stuff" and I am proud to carry on that family heritage today. Again, thank you for your work and we look forward to visiting the Center in the near future.”

- Tom (Wisconsin)

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