My True Calling…
Genealogy and family history first really called to me seventeen 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.
As of July 2020, my family and I will be embarking on our own journey of discovery. We have moved back to my homeland of Iceland for a couple of years, with a goal of learning more about my paternal and maternal heritage, in turn, giving our children an insight into their own maternal roots.
My consistent volunteer work for Icelandic Roots has sparked within me a desire to record my own ancestors’ stories, and I hope to begin on that soon. I am taking a break from my Genealogy studies and maybe one day in the future I will journey down that road again.
I will still be assisting Annalies as a Project Writer when possible, and would welcome any enquiries to assist you with writing your Family History.