Gosh I'm glad I found this forum! My mother and I are going to Iceland in August, and we'd love to find some living relatives.
My best chance is probably through the last relative to send letters to the USA (in Icelandic, of course - so the translations are shaky)
Her name was Helga Joakimsdottir, born about 1850, inHer siblings (including my ancestors) came to the USA while she stayed behind. Her parents were Joakim Joakimsson and Gudny Magnusdottir.
Helga married Pall Halldorsson in 1877 - and they had 5 children who reached adulthood. Halldor, Joakim, Pall, Sigridur (who married Adalstein Palsson) and Margrjet. In 1931,Helga wrote and talked about her adorable great granddaughter "Siggi."But I can't find birth or even marriage records after 1905 through Ancestry.com -- so thank goodness for the old, shaky handwriting of an 80 year old woman (in Icelandic).And that's where it all ends for us...
Seems like "Siggi" Adelsteinsdottir? could be alive today.. but even more likely would be that her children would be alive and well.
Helga's other daughter was a teacher (so.. maybe no marriage?) Her three sons reached adulthood. The three were fishermen (Halldor, Joakim and Pall Palsson) apparently (according to Helga's obituary - "known through all Vestfjordu nder the name of the Heimabaejar Brothers"(don't know what that means, but apparently Helga was mighty, mighty proud of her excellent fishermen sons.Pall was the only son to outlive mother Helga.And Margrjet was the only daughter to outlive her.
These are the biggest clues I have.
I have read some of Fridrik Skulason's responses to similar forum questions with fascination and awe!I can only hope you - or another Icelandic genealogy buff like you reads my request. With gratitude,Camae