The Utah Icelanders are doing a great job preserving their heritage. The first Icelanders arrived in Utah on 07 September 1855. Professor Fred Woods at Brigham Young University, Utah, and Kári Bjarnason, Head of the Library of Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland, are working on the history of all 400 Icelanders that left Iceland and came to Utah in the years 1855-1914. They are gathering letters, diaries, history, and all other first and second-hand documents of these 400 people. They want to gather as much information as possible so they can write this important story.
If you can help in any way with pictures or documents, we kindly ask that you email:
Professor Fred Woods firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kári at email@example.com
Photo property of The National Museum of Iceland: the ship, Camoens.
Many Utah Icelanders left on this ship.