top of page

Live Your Dash - Obituaries

We each have a date we were born and a date we will die. The two dates are separated by a dash. While these exact dates are important in genealogy research, the team at Icelandic Roots (IR) is extremely interested in "the dash."

In the Icelandic Roots Database, we want more than just names and dates. Obituaries are a valuable resource and tell the story of "the dash." Precious family information is included in an obituary. The IR genealogists use many newspaper resources to find obituaries. GenealogyBank, Newspapers .com, NewspaperArchive, WinnipegFreePress, Morgunblaðið, and all the online newspapers at – (my favorite).