I just got off the phone with my cousin
Lynne, our family genealogist. She was
filling me in on all the new discoveries
she has unearthed about our family history.
Perhaps the biggest shock is, we are Vikings! The
Vikings first came to Ireland in 795 and over the
course of time, they eventually were absorbed
into the religious and political life of Ireland.
This also included intermingling with the
natives. Well, DNA doesn't lie and our family
has Viking blood! A male descendent with the
family name can be tested and one of my cousins
accepted the challenge and here we are ~ Vikings!
Another interesting branch of the family tree.