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Genealogy Musings
« on: December 03, 2015, 10:46:37 am »

We in my Family are descended from The Allfather Odin and his wife Frigg, who begat Sigar Odinsson, who married a woman whose initial is N. (document fragmentation, understandable since it's over 1300 yrs old), who begat Rer Sigardsson, who married an unknown woman and begat Völsung Rersson, who married another unknown woman and begat Sigmund Völsungsson, who married Hjørdis Eylimasdatter, who begat Sigurd (the slayer of the Dragon Fafnir) who married Brynhild, who begat Aslaug also known as Kraka, who married Ragnar Lothbrok, and they bore a son Bjorn Ironside (a leader of the Great Heathen Army mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle), Bjorn married an unknown woman and begat Keital Duke of Kiev, whose son was Rollo the Viking (first Norse Count of Rouen), who married Poppa of Bayeux, and begat William Longsword, who married Espriota, who begat Richard I Deux, who married Gunnora of Denmark, who begat Richard II Deux, who had an affair with Herleve, who begat William Duke of Normandy who married Mathilda/Maud of Hastings (who was descended from Charles Martel, Pepin the Short, and Charlemagne Holy Roman Emperor and King of the Franks), who conquered England in 1066 and founded the House of Plantagenet, skipping a few dozen generations for brevity, A branch of the House of Plantagenet was living in Scrooby Notts England in the late 1500s. They moved briefly to the Netherlands, followed by a move to the New World in 1620 by Sarah Brewster-Bartlett (a Pilgrim, Daughter of William Brewster, Wife of Israel Bradford)... And here we are still.

It is said that Marovech who is another ancestor was the son of Njordr. Marovech was a King of the Franks who fought against Attila the Hun (called Atli in the Sagas). Marovech is a Merovingian Frank, while Charlemagne was a Salian Frank. Mathilda/Maud of Hastings who is mentioned above is a descendant of both.

The Slavs claim descent from Perun (whom ancient Proto-Indo-Europeans may have called Perkwunos). And considering that Rollo's mother was most likely a Slav because his father was the Duke of Kiev, It could be that Perun was also in my family tree. But it can't be said for certain because we don't have her name. I will continue to search the sagas for a hint.

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Re: Genealogy Musings
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2016, 09:09:15 pm »

I'm also related to famous feuding families...The Hatfields and McCoys of West 'by God' Virginia. Blood related to the McCoys, and the Hatfields by marriage (after all, that marriage is what they wuz a feudin' about).

I know,  I know.  How steeped in romantic history can you get? :D


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Re: Genealogy Musings
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2016, 06:55:05 am »

My family traces their roots back to Tiras, son of Japheth, son of Noah.
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Re: Genealogy Musings
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2016, 07:42:46 am »


Our family can't trace back any farther, on my paternal side, than 1880...  His parents were political refugees from Scotland, and they changed their name when they came to America. They did not share much of their history with their sons born here either. Nobody alive now knows the original name or where in the Highlands they came from.

Mother's family tree is pretty ordinary and much of it is lost in the era when poor folks did not register births much. A house fire in the early 1900s destroyed a great many personal records. Anyway, the avid genealogy person in our family, mother's sister, was not able to discover much. I never really cared, being grounded in the here and now, though I would love to have been able to know my grandparents. They all died before I was born. 
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Re: Genealogy Musings
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2016, 02:19:49 pm »

My genealogy is.....well.....I'm kind of a mutt. :laugh: All caucasian western European, but interesting nonetheless. For example, one side of my family traces back to Lincoln, while the other traces back to Booth. Ironic, eh? My paternal side traces back to Miles Standish, so they've been here since the Mayflower.
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