Solørlag of America


Solørlag stevner (plural of stevne which is a convention or meeting) are held in September at various Midwest locations, usually in a hotel/convention center, so researchers can have access to machines and materials until the wee small hours of the morning.  The stevne has been expanded to include Wednesday and Thursday as genealogy research days with educational workshops on Thursday as well.  Featured events on Friday and Saturday are banquets, demonstrations of Norwegian crafts, interesting speakers, tours of local areas of interest, films and visiting with other members who are probably related in some way.

          Solørlag has developed an extensive and varied collection of research materials including some on Finnish and Swedish
Finnskog areas in addition to the Hedmark materials.  This collection of materials continues to grow through donation by members and proceeds from a silent auction held at each stevne.  To find out more visit our genealogy page.

Join us at our:

Solørlag and Romerikslaget Joint Stevne

Sept. 10-13, 2014

Courtyard Marriott Hotel

901 Raintree Rd.

Mankato, MN

reserve your room by August 19 to secure the

$90 King/ $100 Double Queen

call 507-388-1234

ask for Solor Convention

Full Stevne Schedule

Stevne Registration

Annual Stevne

Future Solørlag Stevne


September 15-19, 2015

LaCrosse, Wisconsin

May 6-7, 2016 Fellesraad

Centennial Celebration

Brooklyn Center, MN

September 2016

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Stevne Gallery

See what goes on at a stevne.  Visit our Stevne photo gallery.

What to Bring to the Stevne


   1. Show and Tell Items

for Thursday morning opening session

  1. 2. Homemade Treats

and Norwegian goodies for the hospitality room

  1. 3. Your Laptop and Genealogy Info, Pedigree Charts and a Flash Drive for the Genealogy Room

  2. 4.Lag member obituaries

  3. 5.Silent Auction Donations proceeds benefit the lag library and history projects

Can you decipher gothic script? or Translate the Norwegian in the bygdeboker? or Instruct someone on how to get started with their family history search? or Run the copy machine? or Sort and shelve books and materials in the library?  or Are you willing to learn?  Then please volunteer in the Genealogy Room!



Caroline Herfindahl