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Happy Syttende Mai!

Today is the Norwegian National Day, better known as syttende Mai, in which we commemorate the day Norway’s Constitution was signed in 1814, in effect declaring the country and independent kingdom. Below is a link to a great article published in The Norwegian-American entitled, “17 Ways to Celebrate”. Enjoy!

The Sloopers Collector’s Edition book is here!

The new The Sloopers: Their Ancestry and Posterity Collector’s Edition of the J. Hart Rosdail classic book was presented at the 89th Annual Sloopers Society meeting on Sunday, October 5, 2014, in Norway, Illinois.  Many of the low-numbered books were sold that day. Also present were many from the Sons of Norway lodges Cleng Peerson #5-525 (Norway,… Read More

The Sloopers Collector’s Edition book soon available

We are pleased to announce that the new re-printed Collector’s Edition of The Sloopers: Their Ancestry and Posterity, by J. Hart Rosdail, will be released for the first time at the annual meeting of the Slooper Society of America on October 5, 2014. In contrast to previous re-prints, this edition is close to identical to… Read More

Re-Publishing The Sloopers book

The Slooper Society no longer has for sale new copies of the book, The Sloopers: Their Ancestry and Posterity (1961), by J. Hart Rosdail.  Ivitek Publishing has agreed to look into having this book digitized, updated, and re-published (both bound book and e-book).  We need original pictures or best copies of the book’s pictures available to the… Read More

New Slooper Society website!

Greetings! Hilsen! The Slooper Society website has a new look. Let me know what you think. It is still in work. You can EASILY read it on your smartphone now. Enjoy — Bill Injerd, webmaster.