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Happy New Year! Gleðilegt nýtt ár!

Updated: Jul 26, 2021

Happy New Year from Icelandic Roots

Today, we end 2015. I send greetings to you for a Very Happy New Year in 2016. Wishes for all the best, for peace, for contentment, for joy. May you cherish the past year’s memories and live a full life each day as we greet another year and start our lives anew.

We recall all the people who enrich our lives and make this world a better place. Thanks to each of you for following along on this Icelandic journey. A toast to each of you to New Beginnings, Dreams, Joy, Success, Love, and Peace.

30 Dec 1897. Heimskringla newspaper.

9 pounds of coffee for $1.00 35 pounds of oatmeal for $1.00 35 boxes of matches for 25 cents 1 pound of chocolate for 25 cents Good forest ax for 85 cents Excellent laundry board for 25 cents

We spend a LOT of time reading through old Icelandic newspapers to find obituaries, stories, and events to preserve this information on the personal pages of the ancestors found in the wonderful genealogy database of Take time in 2016 to find out more information about your Icelandic ancestors. Share stories with us to preserve the information on this nonprofit site to connect Icelandic people to their ancestors and to their living cousins with the ‘Cousins Across the Ocean’ project.

A very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. Gleðilegt nýtt ár!

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