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 […]
Our Wild West Relatives
Read about the Good Guys and the Bad Guys in “Our Wild West Relatives”.
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”.
Charlemagne Bloodline and Descendants
Charlemagne seems to be the ancestor of most Europeans. This book describes how his genes and bloodline can be traced to old kings and present celebrities, including to us. See this at “Charlemagne Bloodline and Descendants”.
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”.
Our Literary Genes
If you are interested in writing you are not alone. Click here to see with how many world famous authors we share “Our Literary Genes”.
Viktor Rydberg’s “Tomten”
The most beloved “Old Country” Christmas poem is here in three languages in text, recital, song and movie. Check out Viktor Rydberg’s “Tomten”.
Our Beer Genes
What we are and what we have become depends on our inherited genes. It may be why we like music, sailing, poetry, etc. Could it be affecting our taste buds? Check out “Our Beer Genes”.
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.
Jussi Törnwall, a friend, a cousin
A musician, a family friend for 40 years, and now a new-found cousin, Jussi Törnwall.