Category Archives: Royals

bridenapped — helena sverkersdatter

Doing some Norsk-side genealogy research, I learned how one of my 21st great-grandmothers, Helena of Sweden SVERKERSDATTER, was a victim of bride-kidnapping.  While this horrified 😮 me, it is a practice that goes on yet today in numerous countries. Although “in most … Continue reading

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’tis a wee bit o’ luck o’ the irish what spared me living in viking times? (52 ancestors no. 11)

Week 11 (Mar. 12-18):  “Luck of the Irish” ———————————————————————- Apparently I don’t have much Irish in my ancestry or, if I do, I have a memory deficit where it’s concerned… (It’s been a long week.  Bad full moon.) At any rate, no … Continue reading

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regent of kiev, saint olga (52 Ancestors #3)

Theme, Week 3 (Jan. 15-23):  “Tough Woman” ——————————————————————————- “Tough” sums up my 32nd Great-Grandmother St. Olga of Kiev (ca 890-July 11, 969 A.D. Kiev) as surely as it does, oh, Al Capone? Bugs Moran? Dillinger? “….a cruel and barbarous woman [who] scalded … Continue reading

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darius I the great, king of persia (52 Ancestors #2)

Theme, Week 2 (Jan. 8-14):  “King” ———————————————————– The furthest-back ancestors I’m aware of having are, Persian kings.  This per a genealogist in Norway with a humongous database who does research for the Flekkefjord Historical Society.[1] Thus, the graphic at top my blog … Continue reading

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