Icelandic Roots is offering individual, online, consultation sessions with our genealogists. Many tutorials and help sessions have been recorded and are available to Members for free in the "Members Only" YouTube Channel. IR also has Members Only group sessions each month where you can learn more about our shared genealogy and family history. However if you would like one-on-one assistance, we can offer that too.
One-on-One sessions can cover whatever you want, from beginner to complex questions. Questions might include how to use the software to find relatives or locate farms, how to interpret the data that is on your relatives page, or choosing research strategies and finding genealogical resources to complete your ancestor's stories. Sessions can be in English or Icelandic.
This service is only available to Full Annual, Quarterly and Samkoma members.
The cost is: $50 an hour or $75 for two hours
To schedule a one-on-one meeting, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
with Attn: one-on-one in the subject line
Let us know your goal for the session and requested date. All appointment requests must be submitted 7 days before your requested date. Our team is all-volunteer, but we will work to fit your schedule if possible.
To pay for a service, click here.
Some free genealogical research is done when you fill in a “cousins form” in order to connect you to your ancestors in our database. You may update this information, including adding photos or other media at no charge.
Your full membership includes access to the extensive genealogical data in our database in addition to videos and tutorials to explain how to interpret it. Normally this will answer most of your genealogical questions, however, we can do additional work for members on a time and materials basis. Our expert staff can assist in many ways including researching ancestor information, deciphering records, finding cousins in Iceland, and providing travel assistance.
This service is only available to Full Annual, Quarterly and Samkoma members. The cost is: $50 an hour, two hour minimum.
For an estimate, please Email: email@example.com
with Attn: Research Services in the subject line and let us know your needs.
To pay for a service, click here.
Icelandic Roots offers quality Icelandic to English translation services to members for a reasonable fee (please contact us regarding English to Icelandic translation).
This service is only available to Full Annual, Quarterly and Samkoma members. The cost is based on the number of words in the document: $0.15 /word for the first 500 words, $0.13 / word after the first 500 words. These per-word fees represent our baseline cost. Additional fees may apply depending on the nature of the text. For instance, a handwritten text that must be transcribed or a historical text that requires research would incur additional fees calculated at $25/hour.
As an example, consider a simple 500-word text (approx. one full page of typed text with 1.5 spacing). A translation of this text would cost $75, calculated from the per-word base fee. However, a 500-word handwritten letter from the 19th century may cost a bit more. Let's say transcribing the letter and doing some background research necessary for the translation task takes the translator 1.5 hours. In that case, an additional fee would be added to the per-word cost for a total of $115.
Do you have an old handwritten letter tucked away in a drawer? Did you run across a newspaper article about your ancestors? If you have Icelandic texts but aren't quite sure of the content, you may not be prepared to pay for a professional translation. For small amounts of text you might try translateking.com or translate.google.com, although both have limitations.
You could also consider our paraphrasing services. One of our translators will read over the text and provide you with an overview. Fee for this member service is $25 per hour - one hour minimum. Summaries of reasonably short texts (up to approximately 4000 words) rarely take more than a couple hours of work.
The translator will consider each text individually, evaluate the need for transcription or relevant research and send the member a final estimate. We will not start work until we receive your approval.
For a personalized estimate, please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
with Attn: Translation Services in the subject line
* All costs are quoted in US dollars
For small amounts of text, you can also try translate.google.com, though please note that Google Translate has significant limitations.