An online database is letting people on the tiny island of Iceland (population approximately 318,000, or less than Halifax) double-check that they aren’t about to date a distant family member.
Islendingabok, or the Book of Icelanders, tracks 1,200 years worth of the country’s genealogical data. Beyond reconnecting with Aunt Brynhildur, some Icelanders are using the site to avoid romancing the bloodline. After all, accidental incest is a very real problem in a small island nation where nearly everyone is related to everyone else.
You can read more in the Globe and Mail web site at http://goo.gl/SlzKF
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