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Biographies (Ættfræðingatal)[edit | edit source]

These are published collections of personal histories. These records can simplify research and provide supplemental genealogical information. They are a valuable source of vital information (birth, marriage, and death dates and places) and provide multi-generational linkage. There are several significant sets including:

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AlÞingismannatal

  • Names of members
  • Dates and places of birth
  • Education
  • Appointments
  • Occupations
  • Residence
  • Spouse
  • Date of marriage
  • Names of parents
  • Date of death

Prestaæfir

  • Names of pastors
  • Dates and places of birth
  • Date of death
  • Parentage
  • Date of marriage
  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Some include multi-generational genealogies

Sýslumannaæfir

  • Names of county [sýsla] magistrates
  • Dates of birth
  • Parentage
  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Dates of death
  • Some include multi-generational genealogies

Æfir Lærdra Manna

  • Biographical sketches of men of prominence
  • Names
  • Dates and places of birth
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Parentage and sometimes ancestry for several generations
  • Spouse
  • Marriage date
  • Children
  • Date of death