Celebrating 7 Magical Years!
Here at Icelandic Roots, we are marking 7 years of preserving, promoting and educating about Icelandic heritage, culture and language. Despite many worries and strife in the world this year, we have some great reasons to celebrate:
In 2020 we gave out $12,500 in donations and grants to heritage groups in the US, Canada, and Iceland.
Since 2013 we've donated more than $102,500 in grants and scholarships.
Our volunteer team continues to grow with members in the US, Canada, Iceland, Brazil and Australia!
We've added over 21,800 pieces of media into the database, including photos, obituaries, newspaper clippings, and more!
We continue to create new features for our members, such as the biweekly "Samtal Hour" for our members to meet each other and talk genealogy and memories.
We're also working on the "Icelandic Roots Podcast" which will launch in 2021.
Watch the latest IR video covering our shared community history.
Thank you, our supporters, friends, and family.
- From the entire Volunteer Team
Explore the many features of the database:
Icelandic church records
Ancestral farm photos
Geo-tagged locations, including: churches, cemeteries, farms, towns and more.
The “Relationship Calculator”: See how you are related to others in the database!
Detailed passenger lists
And so much more!
Expert and personable genealogists are available to answer your questions.
All information is verified and sourced.
Every day our genealogists connect new member trees, photos, census records, ship lists, and other media. The counter below updates every 15 minutes!
Support your Icelandic community
We are a 100% non-profit organization run by a dedicated team of volunteers.
Over the past 7 years your membership has helped us "pay-it-forward" by awarding over $102,500 USD in scholarships and heritage grants!
Grant recipients have included: The Snorri Programs, Icelandic Camp, The New Iceland Heritage Museum, the Grund Cemetery Restoration Project, the East Iceland Immigration Center (Vesturfaramiðstöð), and more.
We also award scholarships to participants of the Snorri Program and Icelandic camp, as well as students enrolled in Icelandic language programs.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY...
"IR is a wonderful initiative which helps to keep so many people aware of their Icelandic Roots. The many IR volunteers are to be greatly commended for committing so much time and effort to provide this much appreciated service."
"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!"
"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!"