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  • Wolseley
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    Originally posted by ANDY-J3 View Post
    Alexander I and David I were brothers so they weren't your 27th and 28th great grandfathers.
    You never know with those Royals though - they did get up to some curious things....

    But, seriously, the information posted on those genealogy websites is only as good as the research done by the person who uploaded their family tree. There are of course quite a few people who are descended from Royalty, but a lot of genealogies showing links such as this are more works of fiction than fact. I have even seen family trees on websites like ancestry.com that go back to Adam and Eve.

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  • Cldst21
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    Genealogy websites

    You are definitely right about the genealogy websites. They can be crazy to navigate. And truly finding the right person can be hard with some common names. I have just gotten into myself. I have found some Scottish relatives, but also Irish, English, German, American Indian, and Dutch. The most unbelievable thing is that some people who came to America had their names changed. While they were a Goss, they were recorded as Gause.
    I am not hoping to find any royalty in my line. I just want to find the fearless ones, even if they weren't the most law abiding.

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  • mikeyBoab
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    Well said NZ. Just having a laugh.

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  • lostinnz
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    Jeez Andy-J3....who wiz yoor scottish ancestor? The Reverend I. M. Jolly?

    So, now we are back to reality, it look likes it's time for us to 'haud oor wheesht' and give an explanation of our scottish sense of humour to oldkings and to our lovely american forum members here.

    Well, my explanation anyway. Mustn't speak for others.

    The majority of true Scots are not pretentious in any way. We know our history and are happy with who we are. If a guy in a pub were to claim he had royal ancestry, he would probably be met with a chorus of 'awa an bile yer heid' accompanied with raucous laughter.

    However, almost every Scot has met at least one person from abroad who will tell us they have Scottish ancestors. We genuinely love that.

    But unfortunately the majority go on to tell us their ancestors were of royal blood or owned castles. At that point we just nod and smile politely.

    I reckon if I added up all these castle stories I have been told over the years we have several thousand missing castles in Scotland.

    So its become a bit of an in joke in Scotland over the decades.
    "I met an American/Canadian/Australian/Kiwi, today".
    "That was nice? How many castles did his great grandad own?"

    The introduction of these genealogy sites seem to be adding to the claims and I wonder just how accurate some of them are or how easy it is to fully navigate them.

    Also, we Scots genuinely cannot understand why many people need to feel related in some way to royalty? We just don't 'get it'.

    Someone enlighten me.

    So apologies oldkings if our humour has offended you in any way. We were just having a bit of fun amongst ourselves and meant no ill will towards you.

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  • Polwarth
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    AWWWWWW

    Sumdi aye comes alang tae inject a wee bit reality.

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  • ANDY-J3
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    Originally posted by oldkings89

    They are as followed with generation:

    Alexander I 27th great grandfather
    Malcolm III 28th great grandfather
    David I 28th great grandfather
    Duncan I 29th great grandfather



    Alexander I and David I were brothers so they weren't your 27th and 28th great grandfathers. David I was the son of Malcolm III and they couldn't both be 28th great grandfathers. It's a bit pointless worrying about "clan membership" when you haven't properly researched the genealogy.

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  • Polwarth
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    Aye, yer no' wrang

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  • lostinnz
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    Polwarth - we could be related.

    Efter aw, as thi sayin goes, wir aw jock tamsan's bairns.

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  • Polwarth
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    Hahaaaaa. My Granda telt us the same story

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  • lostinnz
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    Ma faither telt me the sailer's heid oan a packet o Capstan fags wiz his great grandad who posed fur the artist.

    Bet he didna get that oan a genealogy chart.

    Dis that mak me a descendant o a poser?

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  • Polwarth
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    A man o nae particular lineage..... Sure you're no relatit tae William Wallace ur Macbeth?

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  • mikeyBoab
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    Am are!

    My 35 great grandfather on my mother's father's father's mother's side was nobody of note.

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  • Polwarth
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    Notice how naebdi's related tae peasants?

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  • mikeyBoab
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    Just a tad...

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  • Polwarth
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    By a bit of a stretch, mebees?

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