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''[[Europe]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Iceland_Genealogy|Iceland]]'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Iceland ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records. <br>
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Welcome to the Iceland Page! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Iceland page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Icelandic records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [[Help:Contributor Help|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Iceland Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch_Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
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Welcome to the Iceland Page!  
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Iceland was settled by Vikings in 874. Governed by Denmark since 1381, it was acknowledged as a sovereign state under the Danish king in 1918. It gained full independence as a republic in 1944.<ref name="profile">The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Iceland,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1988-1997.</ref>
  
 
== Getting started with Iceland research  ==
 
== Getting started with Iceland research  ==
  
''See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/scandinavian-research/127 Scandinavian Research] and on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 Reading&nbsp;Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.]''
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''See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/scandinavian-research/127 Scandinavian Research] and on [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.]''  
  
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
  
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== Research Tools  ==
 
== Research Tools  ==
  
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*[[Iceland County List|County List]]  
 
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*[[Nordic Given Names|Given Names List]]
 
*[[Icelandic Given Names|Icelandic Given Names]]  
 
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*[[Iceland: Parish Listing|Parish List]]  
 
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*[[Iceland Websites|Websites]]  
 
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'''Wiki articles descrbing online collections are found at:'''  
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''  
  
*[[Iceland Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iceland Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Iceland Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Iceland Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Iceland Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Iceland Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Iceland Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
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== Useful Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.manntal.is/ The National Archives Census Database]
 
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/iceland/index.html Iceland Genealogy Links]  
 
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/iceland/index.html Iceland Genealogy Links]  
 
*[http://www.familytreemagazine.com/ethnic_cat.asp?ethnicity=Icelandic Family Tree Magazine: Icelandic Toolkit]  
 
*[http://www.familytreemagazine.com/ethnic_cat.asp?ethnicity=Icelandic Family Tree Magazine: Icelandic Toolkit]  
*[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Finding Your Ancestors 1835-1900 Resource Guide]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search Finding Your Ancestors 1835-1900 Resource Guide]  
*[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Gothic Handwriting Resource Guide]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search Gothic Handwriting Resource Guide]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~islwgw/ Iceland GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~islwgw/ Iceland GenWeb]  
 
*[http://groups.msn.com/IcelandicAssociationofUtah/_homepage.msnw?pgmarket=en-us Icelandic Association of Utah]  
 
*[http://groups.msn.com/IcelandicAssociationofUtah/_homepage.msnw?pgmarket=en-us Icelandic Association of Utah]  
*[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Icelandic Genealogical Word List]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Icelandic_Word_List Icelandic Genealogical Word List]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ut/messages/2102.html Icelandic-Spanish Fork-Vigdis Johnson]  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ut/messages/2102.html Icelandic-Spanish Fork-Vigdis Johnson]  
 
*[http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/Iceland.html Libweb - Directory of Libraries in Iceland]  
 
*[http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/Iceland.html Libweb - Directory of Libraries in Iceland]  
 
*[http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/vestur.htm The Emigration from Iceland to North America]  
 
*[http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/vestur.htm The Emigration from Iceland to North America]  
 
*[http://www.islendingabok.is/IServlets/index.jsp Íslendingabók]  
 
*[http://www.islendingabok.is/IServlets/index.jsp Íslendingabók]  
*[http://www.archives.is/ Þjóðskjalasafn Íslands]  
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*[http://www.archives.is/ Þjóðskjalasafn Íslands]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:59, 8 June 2015

Europe Gotoarrow.pngIceland

Guide to Iceland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Beginners Corner
Topics

Iceland Glaumbaer.jpg

Welcome to the Iceland Page!

Iceland was settled by Vikings in 874. Governed by Denmark since 1381, it was acknowledged as a sovereign state under the Danish king in 1918. It gained full independence as a republic in 1944.[1]

Getting started with Iceland research

See the tutorials at FamilySearch Learning Center on Scandinavian Research and on Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.

Jurisdictions

Icelandmap.jpg

Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Strategies

Introduction to Icelandic Search Strategies

Featured Content

Thanks to Hálfdan Helgason, 1816 Iceland census has searchable PDF files with headers in English.

Also see the Iceland GenWeb at Íslenski Ættfræðivefurinn.

Useful Websites

Related Pages

Norway

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Sweden

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Denmark

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Finland

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Scandinavia

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References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Iceland,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1988-1997.

 

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