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 Society Events  

   Annual General Meetings

   International Trails Day

   Kinmount Experience

   Log Kiosk at Markland

   Markland Visitors

   Special Events


 Archival Projects  

   1874 St. Patrick's Passenger List

   1878 Census

   1879 Arrivals

   Settlers, Farms & Lots

   Single Men & Women

   Some Notable Settlers

   Ancestral Gallery I

   Ancestral Gallery II




The Log Cabin
   Map & Directions



   Books & CDs

   L'berg Heimskringla News


   Newspaper Article Links:

  • A real-life Iceland saga that did not end well (Herald News)

  • Icelandic roots strong in Markland (The Weekly Press)



These settler stories are great gifts!


  • The Young Icelander by: Jđhann Magnus Bjarnason. Translated by Borga Jakobson from Erikur Hansson: A Novel from Nova Scotia. Available from the Society for $23.00 (S+H incl.) Order form here >

  • Errand Boy in the Mooseland Hills by Magnus Bjarnason has been translated by Society member Borga Jakobson and published by Formac Publishing Co. Ltd. and is available in most Canadian bookstores or from the Society for $23.00 (S+H incl.) Order form here >

  • The English translation of the book Markland - Remembrance of the Years 1875-1881 has been reprinted for the Society with the kind permission of Guđbrandur Erlendsson's descendents and is available for $18.00 (S+H incl.) from the Society. Order form here

  • The Icelanders of Kinmount - An Experiment in Settlement by Donald E. Gislason is available from the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto. "Kinmount Memorial Project"


The Story of Markland on CD was written by Society member Ken Burrows with narration and music by Bill Stevenson. This poignant and moving musical story tells of the struggle of the Icelandic settlers during their seven years in Markland, and will leave the listener with a deeper understanding and compassion for these hardy, honest, hard working souls who have contributed so much to the Americas.  Available from the Society for $13.00 (S+H incl.) Order form here >

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