Do you want to know who your first Icelandic ancestor was and when he or she left Iceland and arrived in Canada? Are you curious about your Icelandic origins?
If so, the website at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is a great place to begin your research.
Here you will find a page dedicated to genealogical research on the http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/history-ethnic-cultural/Pages/icelandic.aspx.
This page provides you with historical information, archival documents and published material from the Library and Archives Canada collection, as well as links to other websites and institutions.
If your ancestor came to Canada between 1865 and 1935, you might find his or her name on the http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/passenger-lists/Pages/introduction.aspx
To read more about Iceland, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Canadian
If you want to learn more about Icelandic Immigration to North America, go to http://www.halfdan.is/vestur/vestur.htm
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