Iceland Census

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Iceland was first settled by Norwegians fleeing from King Harald the Fairhaired's attempt to unite the many small kingdoms of that country into one. It became the world's first true republic in 930 A.D., from 1262 to 1397 was under Norwegian rule, and from 1380 to 17 Jul 1944 was under Danish rule. The first Icelandic census was taken in 1703. To assist English language speakers with their Icelandic family history research, the column headings for extant censuses in the Family History Library have been translated by the staff and missionaries of that institution. They cover a period from 1703-1901.

Icelandic Census Headings