|Kontaktforum Hadeland-Amerika was formed in 2002.
It seeks to encourage and enhance cooperative efforts among the Gran
Historical Society, Lunner Historical Society, Jevnaker Historical
Society, and the Hadeland Lag of America.
2017 Photo of KHA Members: Geir Arne Myhrstuen, Jevnaker Historical Society; Hugo Hallum, Lunner Historical Society; Lars Peder Skute, Gran Historical Society; Ole P. Gamme, Hadeland Lag of America, leader; Harald Hvattum, secretary/treasurer.
Amessage from Kontaktforum in July of 2002:
...Kontaktforum Hadeland-Amerika was established this winter. The biggest task for us will undoubtedly be our project to find out what happened to as many as possible of the emigrants from Hadeland after they went to America. This is a task which cannot be completed unless you help us. We have already received information about many of the emigrants, and we are very grateful for the good response we have received among the members of the Hadeland Lag for our big and important project. We know there is a lot of material about the emigrants and their descendants and we greatly appreciate all that we receive. We also hope that those who have not written down the story of their family from Hadeland will begin soon; this is both an enjoyable and important task, which we are certain that our descendants will appreciate what we have done.Thank you for all that we have received so far and we wait for more.
Kontaktforum Hadeland-Amerika Cooperative Agreement
signed in 2007
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Purpose: Kontaktforum Hadeland-America is the headquarters or central bureau for genealogy questions, etc. from America to Hadeland and vice versa. It also serves as the contact point for Norwegians interested in membership or publications of the Hadeland Lag.
Governing Group: Ole P. Gamme (representing the Hadeland Lag), leader; Lars Peder Skute (Gran Historical Society); Hugo Hallum (Lunner Historical Society); Geir Arne Myhrstuen (Jevnaker Historical Society).and Harald Hvattum.
Secretary/Treasurer: Harald Hvattum Kontaktforum
H-A committee in Norway is creating a list of all of the 11,500+ people who
emigrated from Hadeland to the U.S., Canada
Kontaktforum H-A committee in Norway is creating a list of all of the 11,500+ people who emigrated from Hadeland to the U.S., Canadaand other parts of the world from 1825 to 1930. KHA is collecting information about each individual, which may include immigrant ship information, where each immigrant settled, something about his/her occupation, marital status, descendants, etc. Lag Members with a user id & password can check out the complete Kontaktforum database in the Limited Access Archive. KHA has identified some emigrants but has no detailed information about their immigration and life in America --
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
KHA is looking for more information about these emigrants and their families.
The Lag hopes all descendants of Hadelendings will complete the "HadelandImmigrant Identification Form" that has been developed to collect the information necessary to meet its ambitious goals. You don't have to be a member of the Lag to provide the information, and doing so won't put you on a mailing list of any kind. To participate in this project use one of the links below:
Last update:January 07, 2018