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Oscar Win Leads Thousands of Icelanders to Genealogical Site

Posted by Jean-Yves on Feb 14, 2020

Nearly 3,000 Icelanders have visited Íslendingabó – a database containing genealogical information about the inhabitants of Iceland – to examine their kinship with composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, Mbl reports. Hildur became the first Icelander to win an Oscar on Sunday, February 9, for her original score for the film Joker.

In response to an inquiry from Mbl, deCODE genetics – a research company that manages the website Íslendingabó in collaboration with anti-virus software entrepreneur Friðrik Skúlason – replied that search queries relating to Hildur Guðnadóttir had caused a considerable increase in traffic on the site.

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