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Icelandic Roots Database FAQs

Updated: Mar 6

Welcome to the Icelandic Roots Database FAQ! Perhaps you are not a member but are thinking about becoming one. Here you will find answers to common questions about the Icelandic Roots database. From understanding Iceland's historical records to tips for tracing your family tree using our services, this FAQ aims to provide a beginner's guide to genealogy in Iceland. Whether you're just starting your research or have hit a roadblock, we hope this resource will be helpful in your journey to uncover your Icelandic heritage.

Who settled Iceland and when? The country was settled between 870 and 1100 AD by immigrants from Norway, Ireland, Orkney, Scotland, and the Hebrides.