genealogy

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

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.

Media 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

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

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

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

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

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.

Co-Founder

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

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

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

Genealogist

Aðalbjörg Sigmarsdóttir

Akureyri, ÍSL

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

Genealogist

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

Genealogist

Doreen Kristjanson Marston

Tennessee, USA

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

Genealogist

Ferne Gudnason

Alberta, CAN

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

Research Support

Hjörtur Kristjánsson

Reykjanesbær, ÍSL

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

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

Genealogist

Valdimar Gunnarsson

Akureyri, ÍSL