Thanks to prodigious translating tasks accomplished by Dr. Stanley Nuland, Vosselag has two major works, Rene’s History of Emigration from Voss and the Vossings in America and Kindem’s Vossaboki, available in English. See further descriptions below.
The year 2009 marked the centennial of Vosselag and we have additional items available to commemorate that occasion, a medallion and a stevne program with extensive biographical information on the charter members of Vosselag.
History of Emigration from Voss and Vossings in America, by Knut Rene. Translated by Dr Stanley Nuland.
Cover of the original Norwegian edition
Vosselag offers, in English translation, Knut A. Rene's History of Emigration from Voss and the Vossings in America (originally published in Norwegian in 1930 by Vosselag). Translation is by Dr. Stanley Nuland. In addition to history of Voss and of the extensive emigration to America, the contents include biographical portraits of thousands of the emigrants with their families, generally arranged by communities. The print edition is available in soft or hard cover. A .PDF edition is also available as a download or on a flash drive (see below).In book form, the complete English translation is in a set of 2 volumes with 800+ total pages. The original Norwegian version is not available except as a rare used book.
Price (total including mailing, as of July 2020; subject to change)
Orders will be collected and sent to the printer in groups. Soft cover sets may take up to 8 weeks, while hard cover sets may take up to 12 weeks for delivery. The printing is done as a "print on demand" service, with the books printed when they are ordered. This lengthens the delivery time but eliminates the inventory problem, making the books less expensive.
Vosselag also has the following available as a download or on a flash drive in .PDF format which is readable, searchable, and printable using Adobe Reader (free software).
Voss Books - Vossaboki
The four volumes of the original Norwegian edition
Lars Kindem's Vossaboki (originally published in four volumes in Norwegian, 1933-1938) is now available from Vosselag in English translation by Dr. Stanley Nuland. The four volumes include:
This long wished-for translation is in .PDF format which makes it easy
to search. Whether you use the English translation or refer back to the
Norwegian original, this is an invaluable resource for research
in the Voss area.
This long wished-for translation is in .PDF format which makes it easy to search. Whether you use the English translation or refer back to the Norwegian original, this is an invaluable resource for research in the Voss area.
The download or flash drive includes .PDF files of Rene's and Kindem's books as well as a copy of the original Vosselag constitution and minutes, and a file of all the issues of Dr. Nuland's translations of Vossingen which are also available on this website for download.
The cost of the download is $25. The cost of the flash drive is $35 which includes shipping and packaging.
Order information below.Vosselag Centennial Medallions
Vosselag Centennial Medallion
The Vosselag Centennial Medallion
The heavy metal medallion bears the silhouette
of the stone church in Voss to honor our origins and the words "Vosselag
Centennial, Albert Lea, MN, 1909-2009", to commemorate the first stevne which
was held in Albert Lea. Overall length: 3 3/4 inches.
Price: $15.00 (includes shiping)
Vosselag Centennial Programs
Vosselag Centennial Program
The Vosselag Centennial Program
The 72 page program includes articles on the
founding and early days of Vosselag, a chronology of officers, and biographical
sketches of the charter members - many with pictures. The charter member
project was organized by Vivian Gullickson White who researched and wrote
most of the articles. Some were submitted by family members.
Price: $15.00 (includes shipping)
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