ICELANDIC GENEALOGY DATABASE ACCESS
There’s a brand new North American Icelandic cultural website out there called Icelandic Roots and it’s fantastic. It focuses on genealogy, literature, language, culture, traditions, and history of the people of Icelandic descent living here in North America and across the globe. Founder, Sunna Pam Furtenau is a dedicated Icelandic Heritage Advocate. She is the USA Representative and Facebook administrator for the Icelandic National League of Iceland / Þjóðræknisfélag Íslendinga, the 2nd Vice President and Facebook administrator for the Icelandic National League of North America and the Facebook administrator for the newspaper Lögberg-Heimskringla.
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The outstanding Icelandic Genealogy Database of Hálfdan Helgason has been purchased by Sunna Pam Furstenau. The new non-profit organization, Icelandic Roots, will manage this database. The “Cousins Across the Ocean” project and other heritage, cultural, and educational endeavors associated with her work will be managed through this organization. Sunna will serve as President and continue to work as a volunteer in the organization – not taking a salary. Hálfdan will serve as a Director on the Board and will continue to work as a volunteer for the organization.
Icelandic Roots is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-political, charitable organization with a mission to educate, preserve, and promote Icelandic Heritage including genealogy, literature, language, culture, traditions, and history of the people of Iceland including those that immigrated and their descendants.
The Genealogy Database is now available online. You can join as a member to do your own research in this huge database that is for everyone with Icelandic heritage. People in North America and Iceland can find their ancestors and relatives. The information can help you learn more about where they lived, their occupation, their immigration, and more. This database is unique. It holds the stories and genealogy data of many Icelanders that went to North America and their descendants. New features include information about Cemeteries, Places, Histories, Documents, Photos, and more.
Charitable activities will be to support projects, events, educational scholarships, and activities which focus on the history Iceland and her people including the heritage, genealogy, literature, language, culture, traditions, and more
For information, see the website: www.icelandicroots.com