Welcome to Hedmark Genealogical Society
The objective of Hedmark Genealogical Society ("Hedmark Slektshistorielag" in Norwegian) is to promote the interest in the field of genealogy and encourage people with such interests to connect and co-operate to achieve better results and get further in their efforts to trace family ties and roots. The society was founded in 1939 and then revitalized in 1996 after some years of almost no activity.
The society covers the area of the old Hedmarken Fogderi, today the city of Hamar (including the former municipality of Vang) and the neighbouring muncipalities of Stange, Ringsaker and Løten. We will also help people seeking genealogical information from othe part of Hedmark county by connecting them to similar organisations in those areas. You may like to visit our link list to search for these resources yourself.
The Hedmark Genealogical Society has about 200 members. We have an office at The Norwegian Emigrant Museum close to Hamar but most work is volutary and carried out at home computers. Workshop meetings for members are held monthly (September-April) at the regional branch of the Norwegian State Archives in Hamar where more experienced members are assisting others in finding their way through the library of old sources. An ongoing activity is also to computerize important sources of information such as church books and historical documents describing people and families from our geographical area. The society publishes a yearly Norwegian language periodical.
Membership can be obtained by sending the membership fee to our bank account. The yearly membership fee is currently 300 Norwegian Kroner (NOK). Please go to our contact form where you will find details about registration and payment. You can also send ut an email for more detailed instructions. We will be pleased to welcome you.
About our Home Page
Most of our pages are in the Norwegian language only. More translated pages will hopefully be added in the future. For now this introduction page, the contact page and the contact form have English versions. All other menu links and text links are pointing to pages in Norwegian. The English flag on all pages will bring you back to this introduction page.
If you need help interpreting information given on our pages, if you have other comments or if you want to become a member, please send us an e-mail or use the contact form. If you write in English we will reply to you in English.
Are you waiting for our reply?
The society has for a period of time experienced capacity problems handling and answering emails and contact form requests. We are working to get around this problem. But if you have sent us an email or used our contact form without having received a reaction from our side within four weeks, we ask you to send your message again. We will allways try to help you within reasonable time.
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