Searching for Icelandic Ancestors
This page is designed to help North Americans find their Icelandic ancestors using tools commonly available in libraries and on the Internet. This site provides several tools that you should become familiar with. Read more What's in a name?
Do you want to know the meaning of your ancestors names? If so - you can see an alphabetical list of icelandic names and their meaning at the Icelandic Names
pages. These pages are something I'm still working on -- and I know I still have a long way to go! Anyway - read more Nelson Gerrard
Have you ever heard the name Nelson Gerrard
Of course you have. So I don't have to tell you about him, but I'll do it anyway. He's a Canadian historian of Icelandic origin, a top rated genealogist and author of the fantastic work The Icelandic River Saga
. This book is a welth of information on Icelandic people who settled and lived along the Whitemud River in Manitoba, which became known as the Icelandic River.
Mr. Gerrard is now working on another huge task, Gimlunga Saga
, the story of the Icelandic settlement at Gimli in New Iceland, Manitoba. Take a look at Gimlunga Saga
where Mr. Gerrard calls upon the support of the descendants of the Gimli settlers.