Updated: Jul 26
Gordon Krantz is not Icelandic. He is one of the "lucky" ones that married into our clan, so that makes him an Honorary Icelander - especially because he has published a booklet on the Icelandic ancestors of his wife. He has shared it with Icelandic Roots. You can read it following the link below.
Halldóra Guðmundsdóttir (1854-1921) and Siggeir Ólafsson (1850-1915) have great stories to tell.
Gordon contacted Icelandic Roots at the beginning of October wondering if we could help him discover the Icelandic ancestors in his wife's family. The answer was, "Of course!"
He had already studied the Icelandic heritage quite a bit, read the Sagas, and knew some of the famous ancestors. However, he needed help. Icelandic genealogy can be a bit tricky, especially when the family does not have the correct birth names of their ancestors. Gordon had a lot of fun with the various features of the database and he especially enjoyed the 'Relationship Calculator' and the 'Famous Ancestors.'
Gordon wrote the following 28-page book and is sharing it here. Click on this link to read more about this family. Halldóra Guðmundsdóttir - Duluth Midwife
A short newspaper article about the story is here> Star Tribune featured an article published 03 Jan 2015.
Congratulations, Gordon! So glad that we could help tell your family story. Thank you for giving Icelandic Roots Database credit for helping. :)
Much more information is available at the Icelandic Roots Genealogy Database. Everyone can find their connections, other biographies, obituaries, stories, histories, documents, photos, emigration information, Alias names of those that emigrated, maps, cemeteries, and much more on the IR Database . Discover your Icelandic story.
The following photo is a screen shot of the map on Halldóra's IR page. Each person has an interactive "Event Map" on their page which displays Birth Place, Residence, Marriage Place, Death Place, Burial Place, and any other location associated with their life.