Hálfdan Helgason has done a tremendous amount of work over the years to compile the best Icelandic genealogy database available. His site contained over 512,000 names and genealogy information such as place of birth, marriage, death, occupation, emigration information, relationship calculations, and much more. He has compiled extensive information about the Icelandic emigrants, including their major settlements in the United States and Canada.
Hálfdan’s long-term goal was to develop an online site with a knowledge base for the benefit of Icelanders and people of Icelandic heritage worldwide, as well as people wishing to learn more about Iceland and Icelandic culture.
He is an important part of the Cousins Across the Ocean Project and serves on the Board of Directors for Icelandic Roots.