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Iceland Baptisms, 1730-1905
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1730-1905
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The National Archives of Iceland


Freikirkjan, Reykjavik

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is an index to baptisms in Iceland for the years 1730 to 1905. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

  • The name of the childe
  • Gender
  • Date and place of christening
  • The names of the parents

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

The table below shows the number of records for each county available in this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time period given in the title; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after those dates.

County Baptisms Marriages
Árnes 15,168 26
Austur-Barðastrandar 6,973 52
Austur-Húnavatns 12,136 0
Austur-Skaftafells 2,572 27
Borgarfjarðar 5,058 106
Dala 4,243 19
Eyjafjarðar 15,491 178
Gullbringu 15,103 24
Hnappadals 1,836 0
Iceland 30,312 343
Kjósar 4,278 19
Mýra 3,337 9
Norður-Ísafjarðar 845 130
Norður-Múla 7,646 149
Norður-Þingeyjar 252 202
Rangárvalla 16,949 35
Skagafjarðar 11,114 116
Snæfellsnes 7,685 73
Stranda 3,910 92
Suður-Múla 9,002 90
Suður-Þingeyjar 13,136 106
Vestmannaeyjar 1,368 0
Vestur-Ísafjarðar 8,089 0
Vestur-Skaftafells 5,007 57

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Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Consult the Iceland Record Finder to find other records
  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Iceland.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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