Immigrant Projects

Vosselag is currently engaged in two projects involving immigrants from the Voss area of Norway. One involves identifying the charter members of Vosselag for our centennial in June 2009 with the potential for a follow-up book and the other involves identifying the pre-1930 immigrants from Voss and the first 1-2 generations of descendants.

Charter Member Project

List of members

The goal of the Charter Member Project is to identify the 107 individuals who constituted the original membership of Vosselag at its founding in 1909. Many of these were immigrants or first generation descendants. We are collecting biographical information, photos, and stories of these charter members. Along with this we are attempting to identify descendants of these charter members in order to invite them to a program honoring their ancestors at the June stevne in Albert Lea, MN.

Vivian Gullickson White is the driving force on this project. Check out her web page to read more. If you are a descendant or have any information or photos to share contact Vivian White.

Immigrants from Voss Project

Knut A. Rene's History of Emigration from Voss and the Vossings in America (originally published in Norwegian in 1930 by Vosselag) is the inspiration for a project to create a database of those immigrants as well as ones who may have been missed by Rene. The goal is to include as many as possible of the first generations born in America as an aid to link those searching for their roots in Voss (including Evanger, Vossevangen, and Vossestrand). If you are a descendant or have information to share, contact Vivian White.

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Page created by Ruth Christ, Vosselag Webmaster, c2009-2011
Created: April 5, 2009
Last updated: June 21, 2011