Looking for Your Icelandic Family?

Find them here at Icelandic Roots! 

Meet your ancestors, connect with your cousins around the globe, preserve your family tree for future generations, and be a part of the community.  

Fill out a Cousins Across the Ocean Form here.

Why join Icelandic Roots?

  • Maintained and verified by Icelandic descendants for you and your family.

  • Already started mapping out your family tree? We will collaborate with you to ensure your family gets connected to your ancestors and other branches you might not know about!

  • Don't know where to start with your family tree? Are you unsure how to sift through ship lists, emigration papers, or newspaper archives? Our team of dedicated and expert volunteers will help you!

  • Trace your ancestors back to the settlement of Iceland and beyond!

  • Use the relationship calculator to make real family connections.

  • Icelandic Roots is 100% not-for-profit. All fees go towards maintaining the secure database, acquiring genealogical assets, and funding our scholarships

  • There are so many more reasons to join us, come find out for yourself!



LOUISE, 2019

Thank you for giving of your time to make a difference to so many.   Thank you for all that you do to help make Icelandic Roots one of the world’s most credible and robust genealogy databases!

JAYE, 2019

I would like to say thanks for your help and to all the people that work on the site, it has been a godsend as I put together my family tree.  What a huge wealth of information you have there. I can't wait to get to Iceland!

VIVIAN, 2018

I just joined...Why didn't I do this sooner? Seeing photos of the farms that my grandparents lived at was unexpectedly emotional.


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Icelandic Roots also has a private Facebook Group where you can ask questions, discuss anything genealogy or Iceland related, and connect with relatives!

To join the "Icelandic Roots Group":

1. Fill out a Cousins Across the Ocean form here. It is a free service for anyone of Icelandic ancestry and their families. Group members must be in the IR database before they can join the Facebook group. 

2. Once you have filled out the form, visit the Facebook group page here and request to join by answering a couple simple questions.  

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