If you ever hear a Norwegian boasting about how he or she is related to the first King of Norway, don’t be that amazed. Harald Hårfagre (Fairhair) was a really cool dawg, and nobody know how many kids he managed to make before dying around 933AD. But if you ask the kiddie to prove it, and he can, you should definetely be amazed.
And I can. (Click for family-tree)
My grandfather loved doing family-tree reasearch, and he found proof that my bloodline can be tracked down to the first King of Norway through his son, King of Vestfold, Bjørn Haraldson Farmann. That’s not the end of it! We’ve dukes, knights, bailiffs and a Swedish princess in the family:)
Should suffice for a link of the day. It’s educational!