Genealogy Projects tagged with Medieval Orkney on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Scandinavian sagas

    Project Scandinavian sagas This project has as its aim to create on Geni an accurate representation of the genealogical information present in the parts of the Saga literature that present a reasonably coherent picture. Further, that each profile mentioned in these sagas will be represented exactly once in the Big Tree, and have in the "About me" the reference to the place in the saga whe...

  • Scotland, United Kingdom

    (Any of the text is written in Norwegian) The Scottish Project is established for genealogical reason. Specific for this Project is emigrating from Scotland to Norway. Such emigrating do we find written in Norwegian Sources. Some profiles of Scots who settled Down in Norway are linked to the Project. People (Homo Sapiens) have been living in Scotland since ca 10500 years ago. The archaeol...

  • Norse Earls of Orkney

    The Earl of Orkney was originally a Norse jarl ruling Orkney, Shetland and parts of Caithness and Sutherland. The Earls were periodically subject to the kings of Norway for the Northern Isles, and later also to the kings of Alba for those parts of their territory in mainland Scotland (i.e. Caithness and Sutherland). The Earl's status as a Norwegian vassal was formalised in 1195. In 1232 a Scott...