Scandinavian Sagas project - seeking collaborators

Started by Harald Tveit Alvestrand on Wednesday, October 13, 2010


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10/13/2010 at 12:27 PM

Hello all Geniers,

I have started a project to work on the people described in the Scandinavian sagas - in particular Snorre's sagas and the Icelandic sagas.

The goal is to make sure every person mentioned in the sagas get on Geni *once* - with a notation in their "about" field saying which saga they're mentioned in, and what the saga says about them - while keeping guesswork and undocumented statements to a minimum.

If you want to help - drop me a line or reply here!

The project is here:


10/13/2010 at 12:33 PM

These profiles have the coolest icons. Can I join the art team and read along? Is there a good on line English translation source?

10/13/2010 at 1:59 PM

Added, and welcome! We'll see what we can do about English resources.... projects are still growing up, I hope we can have discussions attached to the project soon.

10/13/2010 at 2:07 PM

Sounds like serious fun so I'm dropping a line of interest.

10/13/2010 at 2:57 PM

here you will not find a enlish translation.
but scandinavian,and old Norse :-)

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10/13/2010 at 3:07 PM

Erica: the primary sources for the sagas listed on the project page have English translations (originally written in Norse/Icelandic) - check them out if you have the time, they're quite a read :-)

10/13/2010 at 5:50 PM

I have a copy of the selected Sagas of the Icelanders (published by Penguin - on Amazon here:, so I can help out here a bit if needed. Don't speak Icelandic though. :(

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