This site is about ”everything Icelandic.”
     Welcome to Icelandic Roots! Velkomin!

Do you want to know more about Iceland? Have you followed your family story?
Do you want to find out if you have living relatives?
You can
research in the extensive database and learn more or ask for assistance.

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Read varied posts about Iceland: Culture, Genealogy, Emigration, Travel, Traditions, Heritage, Historic Monuments, Famous Places, Folklore, Language, Music, and Much More.

Icelandic Roots is a non-profit, educational, heritage organization.
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26 Responses to “Home”

  1. Cathy 17/11/2013 at 05:31 #

    Congratulations! I have been “clicking” around on your new site, and am – of course – more than impressed.

    • Margrét 22/02/2014 at 11:47 #

      Get ég ekki þýtt síðuna á íslensku ? Vantar að geta lesið mig til um notkunn hennar o.s.frv.


      • IcelandicRoots 25/02/2014 at 09:26 #

        Fara til translate.google.com fyrir þýðingar hjálp. Afrita og líma texta.

  2. icelandicroots 17/11/2013 at 07:04 #

    Thanks!!! I’ve been working hard on it!

    • Gail Einarson-Mccleery 30/11/2013 at 06:02 #

      WOW! You did it! It is looking great, congratulations and thank you for this marvelous new resource.


  3. Hálfdan 28/11/2013 at 06:59 #

    Congrats! You have really done your job :-)

  4. Hjalmar W. Hannesson 30/11/2013 at 09:42 #

    Þér er ekki fisjað saman ! (translation exercise !).
    Þetta er afrek.
    Til hamingju.

    P.S. Hope to see you on 7 December.

  5. Sue Atwood 01/12/2013 at 00:22 #

    Great job, as always, Sunna! :)

  6. Sonna Somerville-Ghilarducci 02/12/2013 at 12:05 #


    This is so wonderful, your tireless work, is much appreciated!

    Bless Bless,

  7. Gerry 02/12/2013 at 14:03 #

    Thank you for this resource. Great job.

  8. Sigga MacEachern 06/01/2014 at 06:50 #

    Áhugaverða síða og gaman að skoða.
    Kveðja frá Prince Edward Island.

  9. Halldora Viktorsdottir 06/01/2014 at 10:24 #

    Frábært framtak – til hamingju með siðuna.

  10. Karen Helena 07/01/2014 at 14:58 #

    This is a simple and excellent website. Til hamingju!

  11. Heimir Karlsson 07/01/2014 at 15:06 #

    Þetta er frábært framtak. Til hamingju :)

  12. Magnea Baldursdóttir 09/01/2014 at 01:50 #

    Til hamingju :D

  13. Heather Linnett 10/01/2014 at 02:59 #

    What a great site. Useful for a variety of facts, and information. Thank you. Capabilities for English speakers – like me! Þakka Þér fyrir. Bless Bless

  14. Jon 10/01/2014 at 17:00 #

    This is a very good site! Thanks for your effort.

  15. Blair Bingeman 11/01/2014 at 02:11 #

    Hi Pam – It is great to see this site up and running. However, your “Shop” screen still needs some work so that out-of-country people can register and pay for access. When I select “Canada” on the drop-down list for Country, the list of Canadian provinces should be displayed in the drop-down list labelled “State”. Since the “State” field is a marked as a mandatory selection, Canadians cannot register properly, and that is where the registration/payment process grinds to a halt. This should be an easy fix, or you could change the “State” field attribute from mandatory to optional. Yet another design suggestion is to rename the “State” field to “State/Province”, and append the names of the Canadian provinces to your existing list.

    My wife (she is of Icelandic descent) and I were at Mountain for the “Deuce of August” celebration last summer, and we really enjoyed your wonderful slide presentation of tour of Iceland.


    • IcelandicRoots 11/01/2014 at 05:40 #

      Hi Blair and thank you so very much for your comment.
      When you are on the site and trying to pay, can you choose “International Shipping?” Does that make a difference and allow you to register? Also, I have it set up so that people do not have to register here on this site. They can just go to PayPal to do their business of signing up.

      Please check again and let me know if there is an issues. Others from Canada have become members of the database, so I know that it must have worked okay for them. I hope that by choosing International or by not registering on this site, you can have good luck getting it to work.

  16. Sigga MacEachern 25/02/2014 at 11:41 #

    Prufa að Copy og Paste yfir á t.d. Google document og smella svo á translate.

  17. six pack abs 17/03/2014 at 11:19 #

    Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell
    and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but
    I had to tell someone!

  18. Heather Linnett 17/03/2014 at 16:51 #

    Hehe this did give me a little giggle. But I will reply with another story, that might chill you to the bone.

    I recall a story a number of years ago now, when on holiday in my country of Australia, a Swedish lady was walking on one of our beaches when she also found a shell. The story told she loved the shell so much she and her friend admiring the shell held it to her chest, apparently thinking she would have a necklace made of it.

    Here is where you might feel that chill I spoke of. for inside that beautiful shell lived a creature. The lady never returned to Sweden, and breathed her last on that beach…

    True story

  19. IcelandicRoots 28/03/2014 at 08:34 #

    Sæl Sonja, please write to me at sunnapam@me.com

  20. Steinunn Lukka 30/03/2014 at 02:43 #

    Sæl Sunna, hello Sunna.

    I found this page on facebook and decided to join since I have relatives in the USA. I’ve already registered for one month and payed. What do I do next? I want to look up my relatives. All my best, Lukka

    Sæl Sunna,

    Ég fann þessa síðu á Facebook og ákvað að gerast meðlimur þar sem ég á ættingja í Bandaríkjunum og langar að fræðast meira um td.þá. Ég hef þegar gerst meðlimur og greitt fyrir einn mánuð. Hvað geri ég næst? Kær kveðja, Lukka

    Ps. Flott síða og framtak!

    • IcelandicRoots 30/03/2014 at 07:07 #

      I will sign you up in a minute. It’s just morning here now — different time zones. :)

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