Actually I should write this letter in my own language so please hurry up learning Icelandic.
Out of the financial turmoil sweeping a small country somewhere in the ice cold Arctic ocean I send you all my very best and warmest wishes, hoping to find you all in good shape and having not lost much if anything in the crash of the Icelandic banks. In my last letter I expressed my feelings for the situation and I'm not going to repeat it here. Anyway, many people here in Iceland have lost their savings and jobs, even houses and heaven knows when the situation will be "normal" again and the wealty men will be wealty again.
his great great great grandmother.
(the picture lifted from the newspaper Fréttablaðið).
And now a small piece of genealogy. Sigurður Júlíus Jörgensson was an uncle to Laufey Þorgeirsdóttir, the great great great grandmother above. Her father's brother. He was born 1872 in Reykjavík and emigrated to Canada. Just when is not known but he died 1951 in Selkirk, Manitoba. Anyone able to inform me about this man? Was he married? Any children?
More relatives. Sigurður Júlíus Jörgensson's cousin was Magnús Magnússon, born 1875, who emigrated 1900 from Saudarkrokur. The previous year his wife Ögn Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir (1863-??) emigrated to US with their son Sigurður Tryggvi Magnússon who later became a medical doctor in Portland, Oregon. After 2 years in N-Dakota the family moved to Point Roberts. Magnus and Ögn Ingibjörg had two other sons, Gudmundur Ingibjartur Freeman and Agnar Bragi. This family has it's chapter in the book Icelanders on the Pacific Coast (page 23). Any further information? Descendants?