The descendents of Hans Petter Lillejord in Beiarn, Norway, and Beiarn History Society, are organizing a family reunion on June 26 and 27, 2010.

2010 is the year that would mark Hans’ 200 birthday. We are hoping to have his descendents from Canada, USA, and Norway participate in this exciting event. As part of the reunion we plan to explore the valley and surroundings areas where Hans P Lillejord lived until he left for America. The festivities will include traditional Norwegian food, a lot of fascinating history about the Lillejords, as well as insights into the conditions in Norway, and in Beiarn in particular, at the time the different members of the family left Norway.

We are also planning to develop a multimedia presentation and perhaps dedicate a memorial stone at Hans’ homestead, commemorating his descendants who emigrated from Beiarn. Ultimately we would like people to visit and get acquainted with each other in hopes of creating ties for future.

In conjunction with this reunion, we may be able to give travel advise to participants who wish to extend their stay and visit other places in Norway. The event will be taking place in Beiarn, summer 2010.

The organizing  committee consists of Frigg-Ottar Os, Inge Strand and Geir Heggmo. Feel free to contact the members of the group if you have any questions. Do also let us know in case you know anything about the Lillejord family, and want to share it with us.