Biographies Project

03 Sep 2013 6:14 PM | Holly Ralph (Administrator)

Did you know an Icelander first drew Bugs Bunny?  An Icelander was also one of the first to explore the Arctic and develop rust resistant wheat. There are many people of Icelandic origin who have done things that are helping you and me to this day and will continue to do so into the future. Many of the Icelanders who made significant contributions to North America and beyond were not members of an established Icelandic club.  Therefore, their stories have not been kept alive and are dimming as the years go by. We want to capture those histories and memories before they fade away completely.  The INLofNA’s Icelandic Biographies Committee is working to collect biographies of people who have made major contributions to society, no matter what field of study (politics, science, industry and technology, cultural, the arts, etc.)

The Biographies Committee would like your assistance in compiling a list of the people described above.  If you have someone you feel should be included, please send the name and general information, such as their contribution, to  icelandicbiographies@gmail.com. Completed biographies will be posted on the INL website for everyone’s enjoyment.

Would you like to help with this project?  There are many things that are needed, but most important is your referral of anyone that has made a contribution.

Other thing include:

-can you translate Icelandic to English?

-would you like to research and write biographies?

-are you able to edit existing biographies?

-are you able to improve the quality of pictures that are submitted?

Below is one of the Biographies of people, now deceased, that we are referring to:

Biography of Charlie Thorson written by his grand daughter

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