Welcome, Eidsvollsmen descendants! Learn about your unique heritage and connect with distant Eidsvollman cousins.
Norway's 200th Constitution Day Fast Approaches!
17 May 2014 will mark the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway, a remarkable testament to the valid foresight of the Eidsvollsmen, whose efforts and accomplishments have indeed withstood the test of time. Keep the date in mind as it grows nearer; there will celebrations both in Norway and the U.S. that you may wish to attend! IMPORTANT: The Norwegian parliament has asked for the names of Eidsvollsmen descendants and the Eidsvollman each descends from as the anniversary events being planned for Oslo and Eidsvoll are by invitation only! It is urgent that you contact us at once if you plan to join us on our Norway 2014 Bicentennial Tour for the Syttende Mai 2014 celebrations!
Our ancestors: Norway's Founding Fathers
Norway’s freedom was centuries in the making, but it was the 112 Eidsvollsmen, having sworn a solemn oath to “defend Norway’s independence and risk life and blood for the beloved Fatherland”, who put ink to paper to forge the independent future of Norway.
These 112 trailblazing men met at Eidsvoll, Norway, in May of 1814 to draft, adopt and sign Norway's Constitution, forever securing Norway's independence from 500 years of Danish rule.
"Eidsvold 1814" by Oscar Arnold Wergeland (1885)
The individual biographies of the Eidsvollsmen bring these diligent, pro-active men to life again. We’re working hard to get their biographies published in English, one by one, to share with their descendants—thus preserving the lineage and spirit of Norway’s Founding Fathers.
Are you an Eidsvollman descendant?
Thus far, descendants of 80 Eidsvollsmen
If you have genealogical information to provide, as an Eidsvollman descendant, please do it soon! A book is planned for publication, to coincide with the 200th Anniversary of the signing of Norway's Constitution in 2014.
If you think you may be an Eidsvollman descendant, take these steps to verify it:
The Eidsvollsmen's legacy: Norway's Constitution