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Access the records: Iceland Marriages, 1770-1920 .

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Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1770 through 1920.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Baptisms, 1730-1905 Marriages, 1770-1920
Árnes 15,168 268
Austur-Barðastrandar 6,973 52
Austur-Húnavatns 12,136 0
Austur-Skaftafells 2,572 27
Borgarfjarðar 5,058 106
Dala 4,243 19
Eyjafjarðar 15,491 178
Gullbringu 15,103 24
Hnappadals 1,836 0
Iceland 30,312 343
Kjósar 4,278 19
Mýra 3,337 9
Norður-Ísafjarðar 845 130
Norður-Múla 7,646 149
Norður-Þingeyjar 252 202
Rangárvalla 16,949 35
Skagafjarðar 11,114 116
Snæfellsnes 7,685 73
Stranda 3,910 92
Suður-Múla 9,002 90
Suður-Þingeyjar 13,136 106
Vestmannaeyjar 1,368 0
Vestur-Ísafjarðar 8,089 0
Vestur-Skaftafells 5,007 57
Totals 201,510 2,095



How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2001, some of the entries were published on 2 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "Scandinavia Vital Records Index: Iceland." This is an index of some marriages throughout Iceland. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Iceland.

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Iceland Marriages, 1770-1920

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Sources of Information for This Collection

"Iceland Marriages, 1770-1920," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

  • Iceland Marriages 1770-1920. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org): February 3, 2011). Marriage of Benedikt Bendiktsson and Margrjet Sveinsdr, 21 April 1908, Hof A Skagastrond, Hunavatnssysla, Iceland, film number 73740.

 

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