Genealogy Registry

The Genealogy Registry is a family tree listing all Faroese people and it spans the entire period from around 1650 to today. The Genealogy Registry is only used for health research and it is a useful tool in genetic research, because it makes it possible to study the link between inherited traits and conditions linked to genetic defects.

The Genealogy Registry is drawn up in cooperation with the Faroese National Archive and the records are based on sources such as parish registers, censuses and the National Population Register.

The Faroese Health Authority manages the Genealogy Registry and processes applications to access it for research purposes.