Genealogy Projects tagged with vikings on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Talvik, Alta in Norway.

    This project contains genealogical information about people born in Alta area and Talvik area, Finnmark, Norway. Genealogy / Slektsforskning, wikipedia Norwegian immigrants to United States. Goldminers in Alaska. Shipwrecks along the Norwegian coast. Genealogyproject on Geni . Northernlights route, pictures and history, Tromsø University Northernlights observatory on Haldde - A...

  • Kven - Kainu - Kvenland

    (The text is written in Norwegian). Om kvenbegrepet Ordet kven er registrert første gang brukt i kong Ottar s omtale på slutten av 800 tallet (ca 890). Historisk bakgrunn De første skriftlige belegg for kvensk bosetning i Nord Norge er i skattemanntall fra 1520 tallet. Om kvensk språk Kvensk / kainunkieli er et finsk-ugrisk språk. Og ble brukt i Kv...

  • 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...

  • Medieval Ireland

    This project is to create a Collaborative template to defer to for the Medieval Irish tree on Geni . Please come & help to get it as correct as we can. I've begun by using Charles Cawley's Medlands as the initial format - mostly because he's the best laid out internet resource to cut & paste from. We can edit in / over further sources, as we go, this being a very long-term project an all :-) ...

  • Landnámabók - The Book of Settlements

    Welcome to the Landnámabók Portal, this portal is a connection point for mini-projects focussing on the various "kafli" or chapters of the original text. Hermann Palsson's 1972 translation is based on the Sturlubók manuscript (circa 1275) and is considered for this project as the authoritative English source. A full English translation is openly available at northvegr.o...

  • Iceland, Reykjavik

    (The text is written in Norwegian Language). Innhold: 1. Kort beskrivelse av prosjektet 2. Landnåmsgårdene på Island 3. Andre opplysninger 4. Kilder 5. Litteratur 1. Kort beskrivelse av prosjektet Prosjektet omhandler øya Island i Nord-Atlanteren med Reykjavik som hovedstad. I Landnåmaboken er det nevnt innvandring til Island fra Norge. Lan...

  • ua Ímair - Descendants of Ivar, kings of Dublin

    Repository for the family during clean up with an explanatory text to follow

  • Ragnar Lodbrog

    Ragnar Lodbrok (Ragnar Hairy-Breeches) was a legendary viking king whose exploits are described in several sagas and other records of the time. He supposedly led many raids into England and France until he was shipwrecked on the Northumbrian coast, captured by Ælla of Northumbria and killed by being thrown into a pit of snakes. The invasion of England by the Great Heathen Army in 865 is ...

  • Medieval Scotland

    This project is to create a Collaborative template to defer to for the Medieval Scots tree on Geni . Please come & help to get it as correct as we can. I've begun by using Charles Cawley's Medlands as the initial format - mostly because he's the best laid out internet resource to cut & paste from. We can edit in / over further sources, as we go, this being a very long-term project an all :-) ...

  • Kings of Dublin

    The arrival of the so-called "Dark Foreigners" in Ireland is first recorded in Irish annals in 849 when the Fragmentary Annals of Ireland state euphemistically that "Amlaib [Olaf] Conung, son of the king of Norway, came to Ireland…with a proclamation of many tributes and taxes from his father, and he departed suddenly"[1122]. Clare Downham discusses the various theories of the meaning of...

  • hrafnsmerki - the Raven Banner

    The raven banner (Old Norse: hrafnsmerki ; Middle English: hravenlandeye ) was a flag, possibly totemic in nature, flown by various Viking chieftains and other Scandinavian rulers during the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries. The flag, as depicted in Norse artwork, was roughly triangular, with a rounded outside edge on which there hung a series of tabs or tassels. It bore a resemblance to ornately c...

  • Medieval Orkney

    Sub-Project of MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND MEDIEVAL ORKNEY The foundation of the medieval Orkney state, allegedly in the late 9th century by Norse settlers who were granted the title “jarl” by the Norwegian kings, and the succession of Norwegian leaders in the islands until the mid-12th century is described in Orkneyinga Saga[781]. This work was probably written not long after 1200 and ...

  • Battle of Clontarf

    The Battle of Clontarf: By David : Blog Post Saturday 1 October 2011 23rd April 2014 will be the thousand-year anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf . Many Scandinavians decided to settle in the lands they originally raided. They set up coastal cities and towns in Ireland in places like Dublin, Waterford and Limerick. The initial setting up of these kingdoms was done in a warlike fashion,...

  • 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...