The Dakota Icelanders Project

Publications

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Section I - Publications of The Dakota Icelanders Project.
Books and pamphlets published by The Dakota Icelanders Project. These are original works and can be acquired.
Section II - Publications at The Dakota Icelanders Project
Books that have been compiled from other sources and are available for use at The Dakota Icelanders Project and singular works held by the project. Other resources will be posted later.

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Section I - Publications of the Dakota Icelanders Project.
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  1. Dakota Icelanders
  2. Pembina County
  3. Regional
  4. Iceland
  5. Family
  6. Genealogy

1. Dakota Icelanders

  1. 2008 Memorial Booklet for the 109th Annual 2nd of August Celebration
    Held at Mountain, North Dakota, August 1-3, 2008, 130th Anniversary of the Icelandic Settlement in North Dakiota, 100th Anniversary of the coming of the railroad to Gardar, Mountain, and Concrete, containing a discussion of hte events of 1908 and a summary of the Gardar and Mountain communities of that time, with illustrations including 1909 township maps and summary data from the 1910 census, 16 pages, 2008.
  2. The Icelandic Settlement of Pembina County
    100th anniversary reprint of Sveinbjorn Johnson's 1906 report in the initial publication of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, annotated, and with supplemental information relating to the church organization and the village of Mountain, 36 pages, 2006.
  3. The Eyford Community ­ Book I
    A brief history of the Eyford community of Thingvalla and Gardar Townships in Pembina County, North Dakota, and Thingvalla Congregation with a list of settlers and a survey of Thingvalla Cemetery, 49 pages, indexed, Aug 2007.
  4. A Summary of the Icelandic Settlers of Advance Township
    Brief summaries of the known Icelandic families that settled in Advance Township, indexed, 12 pages, 2003.
  5. A Summary of the Icelandic Settlers of Akra Township
    Brief summaries of the known Icelandic families that settled in Akra Township, 38 pages, 2003.
  6. A Summary of the Icelandic Settlers of Beaulieu Township
    Brief summaries of the known Icelandic families that settled in Beaulieu Township, 26pages, 2003.
  7. A Summary of the Icelandic Settlers of Cavalier Township
    Brief summaries of the known Icelandic families that settled in Cavalier Township, 7 pages, 2003.
  8. A Summary of the Icelandic Settlers of Gardar Township
    Brief summaries of the known Icelandic families that settled in Gardar Township, 78 pages, indexed, 2003.
  9. A Summary of the Icelandic Settlers of Park Township
    Brief summaries of the known Icelandic families that settled in Park Township, 7 pages, 2003.
  10. The Icelandic Homesteaders of Thingvalla Township
    Brief summaries of the known Icelandic families that homesteaded in Thingvalla Township, with 1893 and 1953 maps, 36 pages, 2003.
  11. The Little Salt Settlement
    A summary of the Icelandic settlement near the Salt Lakes (between Grafton and Drayton, North Dakota
  12. Vikur Church and Cemetery, Mountain, North Dakota
    A summary of the congregation and of the known burials in the cemetery.
  13. 1-6, The Brown District of Manitoba
    Brief summary of this extension of the Dakota settlement northwest of Walhalla, North Dakota, near Morden Manitoba, and the Gudbrands Congregation and Cemetery.
  14. The Mouse River Settlement
    Brief summary of this extension of the of the initial Dakota settlement located in north central North Dakota.

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2. Pembina County

  1. Pembina County Land Grants, Volume 1, Surname Index
    A list of original land grants in Pembina County and the eastern edge of Cavalier County in North Dakota. Entries, sorted alphabetically by surname, including the name of the grantee, the township name, the township designation (township number and range number), section number, government record numbers and date of land grant.
  2. Pembina County Land Grants, Volume 2, Township Index, 2006
    Supplemental to the previous pubication, the land grants are separated by township, with lists sorted both alphabetically by surname for the entire township and sorted by section number.
  3. Topographic Maps of Pembina County and the Eastern Edge of Cavalier County, North Dakota
    Topographic maps of all the township, two townships per page, 17 pages, 2007
  4. Aerial Views of Pembina County and the Eastern Edge of Cavalier County, North Dakota
    Aerial views of all the townships, two townships per page, 17 pages, 2007
  5. 1893 Pembina County, North Dakota, Landowners Township Index
    A compilation of the landholders of Pembina County as transcribed from the 1893 Insign Platbook of Pembina County. There are two indexes per township with one sorted numerically by section number and the other alphabetically by surname. The townships are separated by both name and township designation (township-range). Each entry also includes the acreage of land held in that particular section.
  6. 1893 Pembina County, North Dakota, Landowners Surname Index
    A compilation of the landholders of Pembina County as transcribed from the 1893 Insign Platbook. Entries are sorted alphabetically by surname and include the acreage of land held in that section, the township name, and the section designation (township-range-section).
  7. 1893 Township Plats Of Pembina County, North Dakota, Version 1
    A reproduction of the 1893 Insign plat maps of the townships of Pembina County at a scale of 1.2 miles per inch, two townships per page, 2007.
  8. 1893 Township Plats Of Pembina County, North Dakota, Version 2
    A reproduction of the 1893 Insign plat maps of the townships of Pembina County at a scale of 0.8 miles per inch, one township per page, 2007.
  9. 1904 Atlas And Landowners Index Of Pembina County, North Dakota
    An atlas of Pembina County based on the Pink Paper Map published in 1904 supplemented with a complete landholders index, both by township, alphabetically and by section number, and, alphabetically by surname for the entire county, 129 pages, 2005.
  10. Obituary Index, Pembina County, 1943-1981
    An index to the collection of obituaries and death notices for Pembina County compiled by Anna Gudrun Olafson (Mrs. Hannes Ragnar Hannesson), longtime postmistress at Akra, North Dakota, 137 pages, 1995, 2004.

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3. Regional

  1. Leaves From An Emigrant's Sketchbook In Manitoba
    Sketches of life at the time of the Icelandic settlement including an oxcart, checking survey markers, rural life, a view of the Assiniboine River, tent-camping, a typical farmhouse, livestock, Indian bartering, snowshoe club, fishing, ox-team hauling logs in winter, a steamship, and deer hunting, originally published in The Graphic of March 17, 1883, 17 pages, 2005.

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4. Iceland

  1. A Summary of the 1835 Census of Iceland
    A multi-volume publication including the census summary (index number, name, age, indication of birth year as calculated by subtracting the age from 1835, marital status, household status and location (usually specified by the name of the farm, parish and county) including complete name and location indexes, 1407 pages, 2008
  2. Index to the 1703 Census of Iceland
    Name index to the census, 832 pages, 2007.
  3. Index to the 1835 Census of Iceland
    Name index to the census, 908 pages, 2006.

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5. Family

  1. The Steinolfson Book of Relatives
    A list of the known members of the families of the descendants of my father’s great-great-great-grandparents, identified by Relative Number and relationship, Volume 1, 71 pages with index, Volume 2, 78 pages, with index, 2008.
  2. The Christianson Book of Relatives
    A list of the known members of the families of the descendants of my mother’s great-great-grandparents, identified by Relative Number and relationship 50 pages with index, 2008.
  3. The Book of Ancestors
    A summary of ancestors with brief biographical information, 35 pages with index, 2008.

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6. Genealogy

  1. Genealogy by the Numbers (Keeping Track of People)
    An explanation of the usage of the several types of numbers used to keep track of people, specifically Ancestor, Generation, Relative and Descendant Numbers, 14 pages, 2008.

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Section II - Publications at The Dakota Icelanders Project.
Books that have been compiled from other sources and are available for use at The Dakota Icelanders Project and singular works held by the project. A list of other resources available will be posted later at Project Information.
  1. Pembina County Obituaries and Death Notices, 1943 - 1981
    A copy of the collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices that was compiled by Anna Hannesson and is held by the Pembina County Historical Society.
  2. The Borg Pioneer Memorial Home Scrapbook
    A copy of the collection of newspaper articles related to the nursing home in Mountain, North Dakota, from its inception through 1981 that was compiled by Anna Hannesson and is held by the Pembina County Historical Society.
  3. The Pembina County World War 2 Scrapbook
    A copy of the collection of newspaper articles related to World War 2 that was compiled by Anna Hannesson and is held by the Pembina County Historical Society.
  4. The Pastoral Records of Páll Thorláksson
    Covering the years 1873-1882 and locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Manitoba and New Iceland. Páll was the first minister to the Icelandic settlements.
  5. Autobiography of Hans Baagöe Thorgrimsen
    Unpublished autobiography of the second minister (and first cousin of Páll Thorláksson) in the Dakota Icelandic settlement.
  6. The Daybook of Björn Jónasson
    The daily log of a pioneer settler in Thingvalla Township who was closely tied to my family.

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