Alfhildur Ólafsdóttir


Akureyri, ÍSL

I was born and raised on the farm Gerði in Hörgárdalur in Eyjafjarðarsýsla. With parents, grandparents and three siblings in the home, genealogy was a daily issue.

I am educated in agriculture and have been working as a teacher and an advisor for farmers and in the ministry of agriculture. Also been a farmer for some years. Working with farmers all over the country has made genealogy a natural part of my life. My "area of Iceland“ is the northeastern part, from Eyjafjörður to Vopnafjörður. Now living in Akureyri.

Since I was a child I have known that one of my great great grandmothers had moved to Amerika and also four of her fourteen children. In year 2011 I was so lucky to be able to visit her grave in Árborg, Manitoba, together with my siblings. In this travel we met many of our relatives, both in Manitoba and North-Dakota and got wonderful welcoming. In connection with this trip I also got to know about Sunna and Icelandic Roots and I am very grateful for that. I find it especially interesting to help people to find connections to the places in Iceland where their ancestors lived.