Carolyn MacPherson Cameron discovered Icelandic Roots and became a member in 2018 while planning her first trip to Iceland with her oldest son. Visiting Iceland was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream and she fell in love with the country. She met some of her Icelandic cousins and was able to tour a few of her family’s ancestral farms. While driving around the island, she realized there was so much more to see and knew she had to return. She did just that in 2019, joining some of her Canadian cousins on the INLNA 100th Anniversary Tour. She met some of the IR team and was asked to join as a volunteer genealogist.
Carolyn’s Icelandic connection is through her maternal great-grandfather, great-grandmother, and grandfather, who were all born in Iceland and immigrated to Canada in 1900-1901, settling in the Wynyard/Kandahar area. Her childhood memories of Iceland include enjoying Icelandic foods such as homemade brown bread, vinarterta, and rúllupylsa.
Carolyn was born and lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She has a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Master Gardener. She retired a few years ago to spend more time with her family and to travel. She loves genealogy and is also exploring the Scottish, English, and German branches of her family tree.
Carolyn continues to research her own family and the history of Saskatchewan Icelanders and enjoys helping others connect to their Icelandic Roots.