The Faroes, the Faroe Islands (Faroese:
FÃ¸royar, Danish: FÃ¦rÃ¸erne, meaning "Sheep Islands", are half way from Scotland to Iceland, and due west from Norway.
About 47 000 people live there and maybe twice as many more
have migrated to Denmark and around the north Atlantic.
It has its own domain and several interesting servers
the portal http://www.olivant.fo/http://www.sleipnir.fo/http://www.fds.fo/http://www.nummar.fo/
the telephone bookhttp://www.flb.fo/
-- the Danish Foreign Ministry
Compiled by the Editors of the Danish National Encyclopedia http://www.um.dk/english/danmark/danmarksbog/kap7/7-2.asphttp://www.um.dk/english/danmark/danmarksbog/index.asp
The Faeroe Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, almost midway between Norway, Iceland and Scotland and consist of 18 islands separated by narrow sounds and fjords. The nearest land is the Shetland Isles to the southeast at a distance of 162 nautical miles (300 km).
Surnames are a mixture of patronymics and danish styles and locations, "by the stream " ved Ã for example after a single first name.
Danish law and language were the norm with a tradtion of studying in Copenhagen.or girls going into service so expect many out-marriages.
Scottish fishermen, and British soldiers in WWII also intermarreid and may have settled in either place.
The islands are part of the kingdom of Denmark. The islands were a Danish county until 1948, but have since then been self-governing as laid down in the Home Rule Act, and make their own laws and all schooling is bilingual Danish and Faeroese.
English is an essential language for sailors and ships officers, "you cna work a ship with 50 words of english anywhere in the world"
IE load or unload in a pacific port.
There are several war graves from WWII mostly after shipwrecks.
pages in Danish on genealogihttp://www.google.com/search?q=site:fo+genealogi&num=100...
and in englishhttp://www.google.com/search?q=site:fo+genealogy&num=100...
Genealogi.fo is the international name of the
Genealogy Research Society of Faroe Islands
Our interest is special in genealogy research with computers and the Internet. One of our main object is to computerized genealogi source material as census papers. http://www.genealogi.fo/
a useful frame with internatinal LINKS SlÃ³Ã°ir: http://www.genealogi.fo/slodir.htm
great for a cool holiday and fantastic nature