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Iceland Genealogy - Ísland Ancestors

Locate your Icelandic ancestors with the aid of these searchable databases, records and tutorials for Iceland genealogy. Explore the history of Iceland, view historical maps of Iceland, and learn about the emigration of Icelandic people to America and other countries.

Emigration from Iceland to North America
Hálfdan Helgason provides extensive information on emigration of Iceland residents, including their major settlements in the United States and Canada. This site also includes several databases of Iceland genealogy records, and information on Icelandic naming patterns.

Forefather Finding Facility
Hálfdan Helgason can provide ancestor and descendant reports from a large database of Icelandic genealogy, if you e-mail him with the first name, last name, approximate birth date, and location in Iceland where your ancestor was born or lived.

Iceland Genealogy Forum
Browse past queries or post your own in this free genealogy forum for people researching Iceland ancestors.

Iceland GenWeb
Available only in Icelandic, this genealogy research site for Iceland includes databases, queries and links.

Icelandic Genealogy Society
Based in Reykjavik, Iceland, this society provides information on membership, and lists of queries on Icelandic ancestors.

Iceland National Registry
The National Registry of Iceland maintains a register of all those who have lived in Iceland since 1952, and issues certificates of births, deaths and marriage.


This free, searchable database contains nearly all available Icelandic genealogy information going back for more than 400 years (complete family trees). The site is in Icelandic and requires an Icelandic ID number for access.

Kirkjugarðar Reykjavíkur Prófastsdæma
Find information on, history, and some photographs of four major Reykjavík cemeteries -- Cemetery of Suðurgata, Cemetery at Fossvogur, Cemetery of Viðey Island and Cemetery of Gufunes, plus a brief history of other cemeteries in Iceland.

Tracing Your Icelandic Family Tree
A book on genealogy research in Iceland by Eric Jonasson. (Compare Prices)

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