> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 01:54:13 -0400
> From: Russ Jimeson <[log in to unmask]>
> I recently visited there with a friend who had some information on her family
> going back to 1630. On her maternal side, she had a relative from England
> named William Lyon who died in that year She typed his name and the year
> into a computer. 3 hours, and 103 geneology charts, each showing 3 0r 4
> generations, she had found her direct line back to the year 80 AD. That's
> not the best part. Among her ancestors were Elizabeth I of England, Mary
> Queen of Scots, Robert II of Scotland, Robert the Bruce, Alexander III,
> Duncan I, MacBeth, Kenneth MacAlpin, Fergus Mor Mac Erc, and the Dal Riadan
> chieftains who preceeded him into western Scotland. Of course, I've left out
> many other names you would recognize. It flipped me out completely. She had
> only the vaguest idea of who these people were until I explained it all to
> her. Now, she's really fired up about learning the history of Scotland. Of
> course, I was GREEN WITH ENVY.
If this is the result of her search I would not believe a word of it.
First, many of the mentioned persons above were not related to
each other at all. Second, if someone tells me that he can trace his
ancestry to 80 AD, I am sure this ancestry is a fake, as their are no
genealogical sources available for that far back a time.
Rather than believing that ancestry I would throw it away and start
RAY (Raimund Karl,University of Vienna,Dep.of Prehistory)
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