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Guide to Iceland ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
Iceland was settled by Vikings in 874. Governed by Denmark since 1381, it was acknowledged as a sovereign state under the Danish king in 1918. It gained full independence as a republic in 1944.
Check this site for a short overview of the country.
Getting Started with Iceland Research
Links to articles on getting started with Iceland research.
Iceland Research Tools
Links to articles and websites that assist in United States research.
Iceland Clickable Map
Genealogy records are kept on the state level in Iceland. Click on a state below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information.
Genealogy records are kept on the state level in the United States. Click on a state below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information.
Territories and Federal District
There are five territories and one federal district under the jurisdiction of the United States.
There are six former territories of the United States.
More Iceland Research Strategies
Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Iceland.
More Iceland Research Tools
Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Iceland.
- County List
- District List
- Given Names List
- Iceland Names, Personal
- Parish List
- Iceland Handwriting
- Census Headings
- Record Selection Table
- Word List
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
- Learning Center - Online genealogy courses
- Historical Records
- Family History Center locator map
Thanks to Hálfdan Helgason, 1816 Iceland census has searchable PDF files with headers in English.
Also see the Iceland GenWeb at Íslenski Ættfræðivefurinn.
- The National Archives Census Database
- Iceland Genealogy Links
- Family Tree Magazine: Icelandic Toolkit
- Finding Your Ancestors 1835-1900 Resource Guide
- Gothic Handwriting Resource Guide
- Iceland GenWeb
- Icelandic Association of Utah
- Icelandic Genealogical Word List
- Icelandic-Spanish Fork-Vigdis Johnson
- Libweb - Directory of Libraries in Iceland
- The Emigration from Iceland to North America
- Þjóðskjalasafn Íslands
- Maps, History and more
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Iceland,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1988-1997.