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genealogy

Álfhildur (Hilda) is grateful for the opportunity of joining Icelandic Roots and is eager to help people find connections to the places in Iceland where their ancestors lived.

Genealogist

Alfhildur Ólafsdóttir

Akureyri, ÍSL

Aðalbjörg Sigmarsdóttir resides in Akureyri in northern Iceland and is part of our genealogy team.

Genealogist

Aðalbjörg Sigmarsdóttir

Akureyri, ÍSL

Blair has a special connection to the Geysir area in Manitoba and continues to make genealogical contributions through such things as the stories he draws from the cemetery headstones of our pioneers.

Genealogist

Blair Swanson

Manitoba, CAN

Cathy is an original member of the IR team and combines the duties of membership and genealogical research.

Genealogy Team Director

Cathy Josephson

Vopnafjörður, ÍSL

Both of Christal’s parents were good story tellers, and being intrigued with her family history, has spent a great deal of time devoted to genealogical research.

Genealogist

Christal Oliver Speer

Tennessee, USA

Davíð’s hobbies include literature, theatre, music, astronomy, history, genealogy, and the art of photography.

Genealogist

Davíð Kristjánsson

Skógsnesi, ÍSL

Doreen is honoured to have been invited to join the genealogical team and intends to promote the website and upcoming celebrations.

Genealogist

Doreen Borgfjord McFarlane

Ontario, CAN

Having always been interested in family history, Eigil brings his knowledge and experience in genealogy research to the IR team.

Genealogist

Eigil Hillerup

Ontario, CAN

As a member of our genealogy team, Emmily brings a lifelong passion for family history, artifacts, transcription, and the rigours of research.

Genealogist

Emmily Olgeirson

Kansas, USA

Greg likens genealogy to working on a giant puzzle without a picture to guide the outcome. We welcome him as a member of our genealogical team and look forward to his contributions.

Genealogist

Greg McNeill

Manitoba, CAN

Halldór officially joins our genealogical team after more than two decades of researching family connections at home and here in North America.

Genealogist

Halldór Grétarsson

Selfoss, ÍSL

Hjördís has finished her documentary and her booklet about the Abandoned farms in the highlands of East Iceland. She will be helping IR to map and tell stories about these abandoned farms.

Genealogist

Hjördís Hilmarsdóttir

Gunnlaugsstaðir, ÍSL

Kathleen's passion for genealogy is culminating in the people, data resources, and technology that comprise the Icelandic Roots community.

Genealogist

Kathleen Peterson

Saskatchewan, CAN

Since discovering Icelandic Roots through Facebook, Lori joins our team where she thoroughly enjoys learning about and sharing genealogical pursuits.

Genealogist

Lori Grantham Bush

North Dakota, USA

Sparked by his uncle Sigfinnur's mentorship in genealogy, Ragnar continues these pursuits as a member of our genealogy team.

Genealogist

Ragnar Karlsson

Álftanesi, ÍSL

Sheila has been happily trapped in the genealogy vortex for many years, and now looks forward to helping others learn about their own roots in Iceland.

Genealogist

Sheila Spence

British Columbia, CAN

Sunna is the founder and president of Icelandic Roots. She works on various administrative duties every day but is very happy when she can just climb into the Icelandic Vortex and work on genealogy. She enjoys teaching members and others about Icelandic Roots and is a frequent presenter at conferences and festivals.

President

Sunna Furstenau

North Dakota, USA

Sveinbjörg spends time in Reykjavík and Akureyri with Valdimar. The two of them make a great team. Sveinbjörg has just finished her book and many of us cannot wait until it is also in English! Congratulations to Sveinbjörg!

Genealogist

Sveinbjörg Sveinbjörnsdóttir

Reykjavík, ÍSL

Valdimar’s connection to Icelandic Roots stems from interests in history, as well as his work as an archivist.

Genealogist

Valdimar Gunnarsson

Akureyri, ÍSL

Allen joined Icelandic Roots as a member in February 2020 and quickly explored everything he could find about his Icelandic ancestors.

Genealogist

Allen Bingham

Washington, USA

Beth particularly enjoys tracking down details, finding cousins, and using the relationship calculator, and recently joined the IR team as lead volunteer managing the membership group on Facebook.

Genealogist

Beth Finnson

Washington, USA

Carolyn is excited to be on the Icelandic Roots team and is looking forward to continuing to research her own family and other Saskatchewan Icelanders.

Genealogist

Carolyn Cameron

Saskatchewan, CAN

Rus has become one of the main team members in a very short amount of time. He takes emails from members, enters information, does great detailed research, and works with the Media Team.

Database Media Team Director

Charles R. "Rus" Magnusson

Alberta, CAN

David specializes in researching the 400 or so Icelanders who emigrated to or through Utah between 1855 and 1914.

Genealogist

David Johnson

Indiana, USA

Devon hopes to contribute to Icelandic Roots by using her growing passion for genealogy and history to unearth and preserve the stories of our Icelandic ancestors.

Database Media Team

Devon Harsel

North Dakota, USA

Doreen Kristjanson "Kristy" Marston is a genealogist and media specialist on the Icelandic Roots database.

Genealogist

Doreen Kristjanson Marston

Tennessee, USA

Elin de Ruyter is a genealogist on the Icelandic Roots team, specializing in the lives and stories of Icelandic midwives

Genealogist

Elin de Ruyter

Queensland, AUS

Ferne was introduced to genealogy in 1980 and has been thoroughly hooked ever since.

Genealogist

Ferne Gudnason

Alberta, CAN

Gunnar's focus on identifying dates and places of birth and death, lend well to his work with Icelandic Roots. His appreciation for detailed and reliable information helps others start digging into their ancestry.

Genealogist

Gunnar Frímannsson

Akureyri, ÍSL

Helga Margrét works on the IR Team, taking emails from members, researching, and connecting people with the 'Cousins Across the Ocean' project.

Genealogist

Helga Margrét Reinhardsdóttir

Reykjavík, ÍSL

Hjörtur has been a research support genealogist for many years with IR. He is always happy to help out when called upon.

Genealogist

Hjörtur Kristjánsson

Reykjanesbær, ÍSL

Kathy has a particular interest in the emigrants and telling their story. She is honoured and excited to be working with the Icelandic Roots team.

Genealogist

Kathy Olson

Saskatchewan, CAN

Lorne is an active member of the main IR Team. And, as a part of the Media Team he manages member emails, as well as conducting research on cemeteries and Canadian place names for our database.

Genealogist

Lorne Hallgrimson

Manitoba, CAN

Robert joined IR in early 2021 and shortly thereafter joined our team of genealogists.

Genealogist

Robert Holland

British Columbia, CAN

Lauga is a valued team member from Iceland, an exceptional genealogist, and is always ready to do the research for people living in Iceland. She lends many hours to the Icelandic Roots Database and her dedication and expertise is greatly appreciated.

Genealogist

Sigurlaug Jóna Sigurðardóttir

Reykjavík, ÍSL

Susan is a dedicated and detailed genealogist from Utah. She is always willing to share new information and takes meeting notes whenever Ferne is unavailable. She is a great team member.

Genealogist

Susan Huff

Utah, USA

When not immersed in teaching, Tammy enjoys travelling down rabbit holes uncovering mysteries and making connections thought to be lost. We welcome Tammy to the IR Team and look forward to what her talents and commitment bring to our wider community.

Genealogist

Tammy Einarson

Manitoba, CAN

Willie has a special interest in Washington Island and Wisconsin Icelanders. He is making great contributions to the database with photos, stories, and information about these people.

Genealogist

William "Willie" Engelson

North Carolina, USA

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