Iceland Taxation

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Tax Registers (Manntalsbækur)[edit | edit source]

Research use: Records identify individuals to localities.

Record type: Records of persons who paid taxes for each county [sýsla].

Time period: The earliest records date from 1696; most preserved records date from the early 1700s to present.

Contents: Names of persons paying taxes, residences, amount of tax paid.

Location: Early records are at the National Archives; records of 1800s and later are at local county offices [sýslumaður].

Percentage in Family History Library: 100% of the records at the National Archives as of 1953, representing 35% of the counties.

Population coverage: Less than 10%.

Reliability: Good.

Accessibility: Records are accessible on microfilm through the Family History Library for several counties. Records are also accessible through on-site research or through a researcher.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Iceland,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1988-1997.