by Elin de Ruyter, Australia We surely owe much to the memories of our midwife ancestors, who helped birth the people of our small nation of Iceland. These were women and men who placed much strain in their own lives in order to aid women in labour. This was a calling not for the faint of heart or weak of character. They were dedicated, passionate, self-sacrificing women and men who battled the wind and the rain, took on dangerous journeys on foot or by horse over mountain
The Icelandic Roots Team is pleased to share a wonderful new video story. Find the link below this short introduction. The family featured in the video spent the summer learning more about their heritage through the Icelandic Roots Database. They traveled to Iceland in August 2017 and even enjoyed Menningarnótt - Culture Night. In the video, you will hear a comment, 'there are almost 610,000 people in the database.' This was the total in May 2017. However, as of today, there
By Natalie Guttormsson As many of you know, instead of one jolly old St. Nick with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Iceland has 13 Santa Clauses or Jólasveinar. What many of you might not know, is that Iceland did have a man named Nikulás who came to Iceland with a whole herd of reindeer in 1777. Nikulás (or Nikolaj) Arent Peter Buch (I59245) was born in 1755 in Hammerfest, Norway. He was the son of Peter Christian Buch (I59243) and his wife Marie Elisabet Kraft Buch (I59244).
Happy 4th Anniversary to Icelandic Roots! Many thanks to YOU, our volunteers and members, who make Icelandic Roots (IR) better every day. Every one of you plays a very important role in preserving our shared Icelandic Heritage. Our dedicated and passionate team has volunteered tens of thousands of hours to make our sites and community stronger and unified. We are focused on the mission to preserve, promote, and educate everyone on our shared Icelandic heritage and keep it ali
Want to know how you are related to Famous Icelanders or Interesting People with Icelandic Roots? We have a fun and interactive feature of the database to help you easily find out. To view in full screen, click on the start arrow and then click the icon in the lower right corner, which looks like four arrows. #IcelandGenealogy #FamousIcelanders #IcelandicRootsTutorials
The Icelandic Roots Library has received a spectacular donation of thirty-eight (38) boxes of Icelandic books from George Hanson. We are overjoyed and so thankful! The following news release comes from George. George Hanson donates his Icelandic Library to Icelandic Roots A lifelong love of books and a deep appreciation of his Icelandic heritage have defined the life of George Hanson. He was born in 1934, in Chicago, to Vigdís “Daisy” Guðmundsdóttir Hanson and George William