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Our Services and Resources

Almost one in five Icelanders immigrated to North America between 1870 and 1914, which means that almost every Icelander today has relatives in the North America. It is therefore not surprising that an initiative that provides access to connections and information is a cause for celebration for both Icelanders and the descendants of the settlers. It is natural that people are interested in tracing their ancestry and finding their relatives and roots. The Icelandic Emigration Center uses multiple technological and print resources to help people in their search. It has often been possible to connect relatives even though the relationship has been broken for many generations. Special emphasis is placed on establishing friendship and cultural relations with the descendants of the settlers.

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