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Genealogical Collection and Family Histories [Stamtavle og Slægtregister][edit | edit source]

Research Use: Provide the results of previous research such as pedigree lineage information and may lead to the original sources of documentation. Often provide information from record types, areas, and time periods where we have not yet been able to acquire the original records.

Record Type: Compiled genealogies, organized collections of linked lineage data, family histories, pedigrees, family and community genealogies, whether manuscript or published. Sagas of the early Viking settlers are the equivalent of family histories.

Time Period: As early as 1000 to present.

Contents: Names of individuals; dates and places of birth, marriage, and death; names of parents and children. Many include histories and illustrations of ancestors and ancestral homes. Community genealogies list families of a specific place arranged in family groups. May provide source citations or copies of original documents. Many are indexed.

Location: Varies; most are in public and private libraries, archives, and other repositories in the Faeroe Islands and in Denmark, especially the Faeroe National Archives [Føroya Landsskjalasavn], and the National Library of the Faeroe Islands [Føroya Landsbókasavn] in Tórshavn, Faeroe Islands.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Faeroe Islands,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1990-2000.