Sepia photo of Akureyri port sometime in the early 1900s.

A membership to Icelandic Roots is your connection to your ancestors, culture, and community.

Become a member in 3 easy steps:

1. Fill in a
"Cousins Across the OceanForm

This form connects your family and your descendants to your ancestors in the database. Often you'll be connected all the way back to the Viking age!

Click here to get started >

2.  Choose Your


Choose your membership level from the options below and fill out the payment form.

3. Get Connected!

You'll receive an email with directions on how to access the database once the following have been completed:

1. Our genealogists have received your "Cousins Across the Ocean" form and have entered your information. 

2. Your payment has been received. 

*Our entire team is made up of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers. Processing times vary depending on how many requests we have in the queue. 


Icelandic Roots Membership Levels:

12 Month Membership

Annual payment: $150 (SAVE $30!)


Quarterly payment: 4 x $45
*select automatic, quarterly renewal on registration form

All prices are in US dollars.

3 Month Membership

One time payment of $45
*don't select automatic renewal

All prices are in US dollars.

Your Membership Includes:

  • Genealogy database access

  • New member database training sessions

  • Educational webinars

  • Virtual Meet-ups

  • Access to the members-only Facebook group 

  • Membership to the Icelandic Roots Writers’ Society *new*

  • Paying-it-forward through our donations and scholarships

Gary and Sue Atwood at Vik in  Iceland-s

"I have been a member of Icelandic Roots since it's beginning and plan to stay a member for life! I find it invaluable. I use it daily and learn so much from it!"



Discover your family story

Explore your family tree in our unique database with features such as

  • Icelandic church records

  • Ancestral farm photos

  • Geo-tagged locations, including: farms, churches, cemeteries, towns and more. 

  • Historical timeline

  • The “Relationship Calculator”: See how you are related to others in the database!

  • Detailed passenger lists

  • And so much more!

Learn tips and tricks to maximize your use of the database with monthly “How-To” seminars. 


Connect with your heritage during educational webinars.

Here's a sneak peek at the database! (6 minutes)

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Connect with your community

  • Samtal Hour - Monthly virtual meet-ups with other Icelandic Roots members

  • Access to the Members-Only Facebook group 

  • Membership to the *new* Icelandic Roots Writers’ Society

  • Invitation to our genealogy workshops at Icelandic festivals such as Íslendingadagurinn and August the Deuce

Invest in your heritage

Your membership fee goes towards:

  • Icelandic language scholarships (learn more here)

  • Snorri Program scholarships (learn more here)

  • Icelandic community heritage grants (learn more here)

  • Preserving your family tree for future generations

  • Gift Memberships are also available.
    Upon purchase let us know who it is for, along with their contact details and when to send them the information.
    Their membership will begin the first time they log in to one of the Community Membership Events or into the IR Genealogy Database.

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