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Mortgage Records (Veðmálabækur)[edit | edit source]

These records give places of residence, and family relationships, particularly of value before church records. They are records of property and real estate transactions; the sale, transfer, or leasing of property. In many cases these records give details of family relationships and contain information regarding real estate conveyances, mortgages, agreements, contracts, etc., which sometimes contain such genealogical data as names of persons, residences, and relationships. The earliest records date from 1781; most date from the 1820s to present.

Originals are house at the National Archives. Records currently in use are found at the local county offices [sýslumaður].

Farm Register Accounts[edit | edit source]

Also called Feudal Accounts prior to 1660.