RØROS 2005


First a visit to Jan Borchgrevink – my father – at Brastad in Bohuslän, Sweden








Then on to RØROS, NORWAY (also called NOREG these days)

 (700 km by rental car)

The Family Church at Røros


the two main streets


  local atmosphere – 40 artists live here                                 4 sausages 280 Kr.


the town is under UNESCO protection


in the middle of the town is the old mining facility


The Borchgrevinks were the leaders of the mine for 2 generations and lived accordingly



views from the mining museum





A total of 120 Borchgrevinks and their spouses attended the re-union representing 3 main branches of the family





Then on to a concert in the “Borchgrevink Church” with music composed by Melchior Borchgrevink in the seventeenth century.


the old Borchgrevinks of Røros displayed in the Chapel in the church


the Borchgrevink chapel next to the church


the coffins with the 15 oldest Borchgrevink/Finne family members



The “Family” portrait is taken next to the Borchgrevink church



next of to the “Sæter” for a get-together around the camp fire


Family members from Canada, Hawaii and Andorra. Pauline the oldest attendee 99 years old





For the Gala Dinner the proud Norwegiennes wore their national dresses



Puk’s cousins and their daughters



The End (of three enjoyable days among family)