Genealogy and family history first really called to me fifteen years ago at the age of seventeen. Immigrating from Iceland to Australia with my parents at the age of three I had an innate desire to find out about my Icelandic family and why my grandfather was adopted as a child. This search led to the reunion of my grandfather with his long lost sisters, after sixty years apart. Since then I have been delving into my Icelandic lineage, with records dating back to the Viking ages. I’ve spent the last eight years between my Icelandic lineage and my husband’s Dutch and Australian roots.
I have always had a passion for history and I find great joy in helping people uncover the stories of their ancestors.
I am currently undertaking a certificate in genealogy focusing on Australian records through the University of Toronto. I started this online study in August 2015. As well as Australian records, I aim to specialise in Scandinavian records, including Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
I look forward to assisting my colleague Annalies in the quest for the answers you may be searching for in your own family story.