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''[[Europe]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'''''[[Iceland_Genealogy|Iceland]]'''{{Iceland-sidebar}}
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Guide to '''Iceland ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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Iceland is an island between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans settled by Vikings in 874. It was governed by [[Denmark Genealogy|Denmark]] from 1381 to 1944, when it gained full independence as a Republic. The official language is Icelandic.<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><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Iceland," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref>
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Iceland Research</h3>
 
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Links to articles on getting started with Iceland research.
== Getting started with Iceland research ==
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*[[Tips for Beginning Icelandic Research|Tips for Beginning Icelandic Research]]
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/scandinavian-research/127 Scandinavian Research] - online class
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 [[Category: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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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Scandinavia%22 Reading Scandinavian Gothic Handwriting] - online class
 
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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&nbsp;Scandinavian Gothic Handwritten Records.]''
 
 
 
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<h3>Iceland Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Iceland research.
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*[[Iceland County List|County List]]
 
*District List
 
*[[Icelandic Given Names|Icelandic Given Names]]
 
 
*[[Iceland: Parish Listing|Parish List]]  
 
*[[Iceland: Parish Listing|Parish List]]  
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*[[Iceland Handwriting]]
*Gazetteers
 
*Handwriting Examples
 
 
 
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*[[Icelandic Census Headings|Census Headings]]  
 
*Maps
 
*Record Selection Table
 
*Timeline
 
 
*[[Iceland Websites|Websites]]  
 
*[[Iceland Websites|Websites]]  
 
*[[Icelandic Word List|Word List]]
 
*[[Icelandic Word List|Word List]]
 
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*[http://www.morchslaegt.dk/bauers/bauer.htm Latin date converter]
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:[[Iceland Genealogy#More Iceland Genealogy Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
 
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=== Strategies  ===
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{{Click|Image:Iceland_ORP.png|Iceland Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
  
[[Introduction to Icelandic Search Strategy|Introduction to Icelandic Search Strategies]]
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==Iceland Map==
 
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Iceland.
== Help Wanted  ==
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*Austur-Skaftafells
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*Dala
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*Gullbringu
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*Gllbrn
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*Hnappadals
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*Kjósar
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*Mýra
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*Norður-Ísafjarðar
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*Norður-Múla
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*Norður-Þingeyjar
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*Rangárvalla
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*Skagafjarðar
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*Snæfellsnes
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*Stranda
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*Suður-Múla
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*Suður-Þingeyjar
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*Vestmannaeyjar
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*Vstmnn
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==More Iceland Research Tools==
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Iceland.
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*[[Icelandic Census Headings|Census Headings]]
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*[http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/census.htm 1816 Iceland census] has searchable PDF files with headers in English.
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*[http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/aettskra.htm Íslenski Ættfræðivefurinn] - Iceland GenWeb
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*[http://www.manntal.is/ The National Archives Census Database]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~islwgw/ Iceland GenWeb]
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*[http://groups.msn.com/IcelandicAssociationofUtah/_homepage.msnw?pgmarket=en-us Icelandic Association of Utah]
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ut/messages/2102.html Icelandic-Spanish Fork-Vigdis Johnson]
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*[http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/Iceland.html Libweb - Directory of Libraries in Iceland]
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*[http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/vestur.htm The Emigration from Iceland to North America]
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*[http://www.islendingabok.is/IServlets/index.jsp Íslendingabók]
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*[http://www.archives.is/ Þjóðskjalasafn Íslands] - Iceland Archives
  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=scandinavian Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927031?region=Iceland Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=iceland Family History Center locator map]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bkeywords%3Aiceland&page=1&availability=Online Catalog]
 
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Thanks to Hálfdan Helgason, [http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/census.htm 1816 Iceland census] has searchable PDF files with headers in English.
 
 
Also see the Iceland GenWeb at [http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/aettskra.htm Íslenski Ættfræðivefurinn].
 
 
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*[[Starting Your Icelandic Research|Starting Your Icelandic Research]]
 
*[[Tips for Beginners|Tips for Beginners]]
 
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=== Useful Websites  ===
 
 
 
[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]
 
 
 
[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Finding Your Ancestors 1835-1900 Resource Guide]
 
 
 
[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Gothic Handwriting Resource Guide]
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.com/~islwgw/ Iceland GenWeb]
 
 
 
[http://groups.msn.com/IcelandicAssociationofUtah/_homepage.msnw?pgmarket=en-us Icelandic Association of Utah]
 
 
 
[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Icelandic Genealogical Word List]
 
 
 
[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://www.halfdan.is/vestur/vestur.htm The Emigration from Iceland to North America]
 
 
 
[http://www.islendingabok.is/IServlets/index.jsp Íslendingabók]
 
 
 
[http://www.archives.is/ Þjóðskjalasafn Íslands]
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 05:55, 14 August 2016

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Iceland Research Topics
Iceland Glaumbaer.jpg
Beginning Research
Record Types
Iceland Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
Moderator
The FamilySearch moderator for Iceland is Baird


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

Country Information

Iceland is an island between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans settled by Vikings in 874. It was governed by Denmark from 1381 to 1944, when it gained full independence as a Republic. The official language is Icelandic.[1][2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Iceland Research

Links to articles on getting started with Iceland research.

See More Research Strategies

Iceland Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Iceland research.

See More Research Tools


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Iceland Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Iceland. Iceland counties.png

Iceland Counties

  • Austur-Barðastrandar
  • Austur-Húnavatns
  • Austur-Skaftafells
  • Borgarfjarðar
  • Dala
  • Eyjafjarðar
  • Eyjfjr
  • Gullbringu
  • Gllbrn
  • Hnappadals
  • Kjósar
  • Mýra
  • Norður-Ísafjarðar
  • Norður-Múla
  • Norður-Þingeyjar
  • Rangárvalla
  • Skagafjarðar
  • Snæfellsnes
  • Stranda
  • Suður-Múla
  • Suður-Þingeyjar
  • Vestmannaeyjar
  • Vstmnn
  • Vestur-Barðastranda
  • Vestur-Húnavatns
  • Vestur-Skaftafells
  • Vestur-Ísafjarðar
  • Árnes

More Iceland Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Iceland.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.



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.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Iceland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland, accessed 24 March 2016.