Originally posted by kukla
It turns out I'm the 17th or the 23rd (can't remember) great-great-etc grandson of William the Conqueror.
Very awsome. Our ancestors knew each other. As it is, I have been learning about my family history since I first became interested 15 years ago. Only
just recently did I compile and find the information to learn my Lineage hails directly to the times you speak of.
As a decendant of Commander Wadard, who assembled King William's army at Saint Valery in Normandy for the invasion of England as well as, advised
William's army at Saint Valery in Normandy for the invasion of England and, of the Saxon King Harold's approach from the north at Hastings.
The norman surname I inheirited has been carefully researched by professional analysts using such ancient manuscripts as the Domesday Book (compiled
in 1086 by William the Conqueror), the Ragmen Rolls, the Wace poem, the Honour Roll of the Battle Abby, the Curia Regis, Pipe Rolls, the Falaise roll,
tax records, baptismals, family genealogies, and local parish and church records show the first record of the name was found in Essex where Commander
Wadard was granted lands (Domesday Book, 1086) by King William for his assistance at the Battle of Hastings.
But wait! The lineage of my blood is more ancient still. Going back to about the year 870 A.D, when the "Vikings" landed in the Orkneys and Northern
Scotland under their Chief, Stirgud the Stout. Is the first known time of my family
I plan on traveling to the lands my ancestors hailed from, hopeing that I will learn even more.
Magestica, as you and others now know, I obviously have revieled alot
about myself. And hope those who can, share as much as they will.
Oh, for the record. I have also gathered much on the other aspects of my families lineage, includeing Ojibiwa however, specifics are more difficult to
trace as I have found.
As for my family being in the United States, that didn't happen until 1881 when my really great grand father, established his metal smithy in
Michigan. Today where the smithy used to be, is a Masonic Temple...
(yes I know, and the awnser is no.)
Pictures of the establishment will be availible as soon as I fix this pos lexmark international (X75) printer scanner copier(anyone know how to get
quicklink to work?). I cannot wait until my HP PSC 500 returns.
Ok, I know I have said too much already so I'll just
* Pulls out duct tape and
self, makeing sure to leave space for beer straw.*
[Edited on 23-11-2003 by ADVISOR]