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Our Organization

The Icelandic Roots (IR) heritage focus includes genealogy, literature, language, culture, traditions, and history of the people of Icelandic descent living here in North America and across the globe.

Our goal is to create a community where we can connect with each other, learn more about our shared story, and have fun.

Icelandic Roots is an entire community of volunteers bringing so much to preserve our shared story. The list of opportunities is on our HOME PAGE.

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Charitable activities include educational scholarship funding, supporting and hosting cultural and educational events, funding special projects and other activities which focus on Icelandic heritage, genealogy, literature, language, culture, traditions, and the history of the people living here in North America and around the world with Icelandic ancestors. See the list of Grant Recipients HERE.


See more about our Snorri Scholarships and Icelandic Language Scholarships HERE.


Membership fees go to projects and programs to educate and help people learn about our shared Icelandic Heritage. None of the genealogists or the board members are paid – we all work as volunteers to make this the best site for Icelandic Genealogy and History, with personal assistance available to any member. Giving back to our Icelandic Communities makes a difference in our lives and the lives of others.

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