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From: Anders Berg <>
Subject: Scandinavian files
Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 18:03:32 +0200
I want to thank you for supplying your genealogy files to all of us
not fortunate to have easy access to Europaeischen Stammtafeln.
My understanding is that the bulk of your material is extracted from
ES. Is this correct? Specifically, the files on Sweden, Norway and
Denmark, are they exclusively from ES? What year were they printed?
Regarding those files, I do have a few objections. The Swedish king
Ring, his sons and the connection to Erik "Segersaell" is extremely
speculative. Any serious lineage would start with Erik Segersaell.
The Denmark file, starting with Gorm, is on safe ground.
Part I in the Norway file is too matter-of-factly. We can't say with
certainty how these kings (?) of Haithabu (=Hedeby in present day
Germany) were related to each other and the link to the later kings
of Norway is speculative, to say the least. The presentation is
a mixture of contemporary Frankish sources and material from Icelandic
sagas written several centuries later.
The Haithabu section would also be more relevant in the Denmark file,
since these rulers were Danes.
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