Famous Relatives and Ancestors

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Relatives are persons who are descendants from a common ancestor. The book Släkten Granö by Uncle Teodor Granholm was the first listing of our relatives starting with Måns, living in the 1400s. Another such source begins with a common ancestor, Erik Sursill, shown in a Sursill Chart. These relatives include three of Finland’s presidents and many other famous persons. The book in the Genealogy Section about Finnish King and Presidents shows how we are related to the first and only King of Finland and to five Presidents.   Some famous direct ancestors are listed here. Many more can be found […]

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Ukrainian Ancestry and DNA


The present (2014) crisis in Ukraine is of special interest to us. Ukraine was founded by the dynasty of Rurik, one of our Viking ancestors. A recent study indicates that based on DNA results “their closest relatives are found in the coastal Finland, among the Swedish-speaking Finns”. Click here to read about this in “Ukrainian Ancestry and DNA”.

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Popes – Our Relationships


This is a story about how we are related to several Popes. It begins with a 60 years scandalous “Pornocracy” medieval era, next includes several other Popes involved in wars and politics and the Lutheran reformation. To read about them, click on “Popes – Our Relationships”.

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Gautreks Saga

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Most of the Viking sagas are rather long. The story here is one of the short ones, and here even further abbreviated. It starts with mythology and the lineage ties into actual persons, the reader may decide where. Read about this illustrious past in Gautreks Saga.

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