Welcome, Eidsvollsmen descendants! Learn about your unique heritage and connect with distant Eidsvollman cousins.
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 81 Eidsvollsmen have been found in North America.
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