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This was the 13th consecutive year that a group of bygdelag folk interested in Norwegian Family History gathered at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. We had special classes about the digitalarkiv, military records, new things in family search and researching in newspapers. Attendees were from Norway, Canada and ten states. There was plenty of time for research, time to help each other and time for fun. We did spend much time researching and several brick walls were broken. All went home as happy folk believing that it was a very productive week.

At the end of the week Merilee Mortenson wrote the following lyrics to the tune of "my name is Jan Jansen" that expresses how an enjoyable time it was.

My name is Hans Hansen,
I'm one in a million,
Who knows where I come from in Norway?
But Laila, she found me,
She broke down the brick wall,
And that's what the Lag Week is for!


Norwegian Genealogy Lag Research Trip to the Salt Lake City, Utah

Roots Tech is February 26 to 29, 2020.

Norwegian Lag Week is February 16 to 22, 2020.

Anouncing an Opportunity for persons interested in Norwegian genealogy and the Roots Tech Conference to attend both events.

Click here to download this flyer with the latest information on
the 2020 Norwegian Lag Week (.pdf format).

Save the dates and consider attending

Norwegian Lag Week is February 16 - 22,2020-
Salt Lake City, Utah

Hotel: A block of rooms is reserved until January 15, 2020 and then available if rooms are open.

Call: Rich Williams at 801 606 2410

The Plaza Hotel is our choice as it is located next door to the library. They have a shuttle from the airport. To access the shuttle stop at the information desk by the luggage pick up at the airport and ask to call the Plaza Hotel. They will give you a pick up time and tell you which door that is close to the information desk.

Schedule will include several classes and a lot of research time with help available from staff and fellow members.

We begin with a general meeting on Sunday evening February 16 around 6:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet fellow participants and also begin planning for how you will spend the week at the library. A schedule of the classes we have planned will be discussed.

Note this is the week before Roots Tech which is scheduled for February 26 to February 29, 2020. This requires separate registration for the conference and hotel. Check the web page for Roots Tech 2020.

Our facebook group is managed by Steve Hall (shall3307@gmail.com). Anyone may request to join. The title is Norwegian SLC Annual Lag Week Group and the link is: https://www .facebook.com/groups/245268492220695. You may post photos, files, events, successes and goals. Join us and have fun.