In 1973 the Gimli Women's Institue prepared a three-volunte 1500 page history of the Gimli Community, for entry in the triennial competition for the Lady Tweedsmuir trophy awarded for the best community history compiled by a Women's Institute in Canada. The book, GIMLI SAGA, was awarded the silver trophy at the national convention in 1973. The book was a popular purchase at the Centenntial celbrations and the Icelandic Festival or Islendingadagurinn.

The book and this website are a projection of passion. It includes the story of the firt settlement of New Iceland, on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg, iin October, 1875. The arrival of other ethnic pioneers to the area began around 1900. The original book contained over 150 family stories and histories.

The goal of this virtual museum to is make the information accessible to everyone with an interest worldwide, and to continue the search for information updating not only the original 150 family histories but any other Icelandic genealogy.