As I search for living relatives, and plan for a summer trip - I'm finding lots of ancestors who came from the area near Ljosvatn- (lake in the north) and Sudor Thingeyarsyslu.(probably not spelling that right)
I know times got hard, and thinking that might account for lots of movement after the 1870's.
But before that, were Icelandic people those who tended to stay put (except when they meet and marry someone who is from elsewhere in the country)? Or did families often move around a lot?
But as I plan my trip, I find myself asking if its silly to seek out one place (Ljosvatn, for example) when the reality might be that ALL of Iceland is the motherland/fatherland?Any thoughts from someone who better knows Icelandic history and traditions?