On the Origins of my Family
Genealogy is an interesting hobby that can reveal a lot about the ups and downs of one's ancestors, the number of cows they had and the presence of distant relatives in various households: sponging is not a new phenomenon.
In this day and age, the web is an excellent source of information and among the most valuable is www.familysearch.com, the site maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, to which I am suitably grateful.
Now and then those who post information there go a little overboard, though, as evidence from the example below, which takes its starting point with a real, if dead, person and demonstrates that I, without doubt, am descended from one "Adam of God", and who married "Eve of Adam's Rib", some time ago. (Exactly how they got married is uclear, but not much of a difficulty for Protestants - Catholics may have more of a problem with this phenomenon taking place without a priest in evidence). Here goes:
39th Great Grand Parents
2774062333952. King Thorri Snaersson, King of Finnland.
2774062334080. Olaf "the wood cutter", born 682, died in Burned to death Venner lake, event in King of Austland. He married Princess Solveig Halfdansdr, married in Romerrike Buskerud Norway.
2774062334081. Princess Solveig Halfdansdr, born 684 in Soleyar Sweden.
2774062334084. Agnar Sigtrygson, born 693 in Vestfold.
40th Great Grand Parents
5548124667904. King Snae the Old, born 275 in Finland, event in King of Kvenland.
5548124668160. Ingjald the Wicked, born 660 in King of Sweden (sic), died in Burned to death. He married Gauthild Algautsdotter.
5548124668161. Gauthild Algautsdotter, born 664 in Sweden.
5548124668162. Halfdan Goldtooth petty king, born abt 660.
5548124668168. King in Vend Sigtryg.
41st Great Grand Parents
11096249335808. Prince Jokull Frostasson, born 240 in Finland.
11096249336320. Onund Braut Ingvarsson, born 638 in Sweden, died in Killed by a landslide, event in King of Sweden (sic).
11096249336322. King Algaut Gautreksson, born 639 in Gotland. He married Alov Olafsdatter, married Abt 662 in Sweden.
11096249336323. Alov Olafsdatter, born in Nerike.
11096249336324. Solve Solversson, born in Soleyar Island Norway.
42nd Great Grand Parents
22192498671616. King Frosti Karasson, born 210 in Finland, event in King of Kvenland.
22192498672640. King Yngvar the Tall, born 616 in Swden, event in King of Sweden (sic), buried in Estland by the Sea.
22192498672644. King Gautrek the Mild, born 618 in Gotland.
22192498672646. King Olaf the Sharp-sighted.
22192498672648. Solve the Old.
43rd Great Grand Parents
44384997343232. King Kari Fornjotsson, born 185 in Finland, event in King of Kvenland.
44384997345280. King Eystein Adilsson, born 594 in Sweden, died in Burned to death in Lofond, event in King of Sweden (sic).
44th Great Grand Parents
88769994686464. Fornjotur King of Kvenland, born 160 in Finland.
88769994690560. King Adils Ottarsson, born 572 in Sweden, died in Fell from his horse at Disa Hall, or Killed by a bull, event in King of Sweden (sic), buried in Uppsala. He married Queen Yrsa Helgasdotter, married in Sweden.
88769994690561. Queen Yrsa Helgasdotter.
45th Great Grand Parents
177539989381120. King Ottar Vendilkraka, born 551 in Warmland Sweden.
46th Great Grand Parents
355079978762240. King Egil Aunsson, born 530 in Uppsala, died in Uppsala, killed by a bull, event in King of Uppsala.
47th Great Grand Parents
710159957524480. King Aun the Old, born 509, event in King of Uppsala.
48th Great Grand Parents
1420319915048960. King Jorund Yngvisson, born 487 in Uppsala, died in Odessund, was hanged, event in King of Uppsala.
49th Great Grand Parents
2840639830097920. King Ylvi Alriksson, born 466, event in King of Sweden (sic).
50th Great Grand Parents
5681279660195840. King Alrik Agnisson, born 445. He married Princess Dageid Dagsdotter, married Abt 465 in Sweden.
5681279660195841. Princess Dageid Dagsdotter, born 449 in Sweden.
51st Great Grand Parents
11362559320391680. King Agni Dagsson, born 424, died in Stoksund (hanged), event in King of Sweden (sic), buried in Stoksund. He married Skjalv Frostadotter, married Abt 443.
11362559320391681. Skjalv Frostadotter.
11362559320391682. Dag the Powerful King, born 431 in Sweden.
52nd Great Grand Parents
22725118640783360. King Dag the Wise, born abt 403 in Uppsala, died in The River at Skjotan.
53rd Great Grand Parents
45450237281566720. Dygve the Brave Domarsson, born 382 in Sweden, event in "The Mighty King".
54th Great Grand Parents
90900474563133440. King Domar Domaldsson, born 361 in Sweden, event in King of Uppsala. He married Queen Drott Danpsdotter.
90900474563133441. Queen Drott Danpsdotter.
55th Great Grand Parents
181800949126266880. King Domald Visbursson, born 340 in Uppsala.
56th Great Grand Parents
363601898252533760. King Visbur Vanlandsson, born 319 in Uppsala.
57th Great Grand Parents
727203796505067520. King Vanlande Svegdisson, born 298 in Uppsala. He married Princess Driva Snaesdotter.
727203796505067521. Princess Driva Snaesdotter, born 302 in Finnland.
58th Great Grand Parents
1454407593010135040. King Svegdi Fjolnesson, born 277 in Uppsala, Sweden. He married Vana, married abt 297.
1454407593010135041. Vana, born 281 in Vanheim in Sweden.
1454407593010135042. King Snae the Old, (see same person above in generation 43) born 275 in Finland, event in King of Kvenland.
59th Great Grand Parents
King Fjolne Yngvi Freysson, born 256 in Uppsala, died in Copenhagen in Denmark, event in Drottnar of Sweden.
60th Great Grand Parents
Yngvi Frey King of Swedes, born 235 in Uppsala. He married Gerd Gymisdatter.
61st Great Grand Parents
Njord Drot of Swedes, born abt 214 in Noatun, Sweden, died in Noatun, Sweden.
62nd Great Grand Parents
King Odin / Woden "Drotnar", born Abt 190 in Near the Black Sea, Asia, died in Sweden. He married (1) Queen Frigg. He married (2) Skade.
63rd Great Grand Parents
Frithuwald Bor, born Abt 160 in Asia.
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Frealaf, born 130 in Asia.
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Finn, born in Asia.
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Flocwald, born 80 in Asia.
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Godwolf, born 60 in Asia.
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Adam "of GOD". He married EVE "of ADAMS rib".