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From: Stewart Baldwin< >
Subject: Re: Oldest European Lines
Date: Sat, 01 May 1999 06:12:03 GMT
(Francisco Antonio Doria) wrote:
>>It is misleading to suggest there is some sort of "boundary of
>>reliability" at this time. For example, there are numerous well
>>documented modern descents back to Charlemagne, and Charlemagne's own
>>paternal ancestry is non-contraversial back to Bishop Arnulf of Metz
>>in the seventh century. Elsewhere in Europe, the Irish have a large
>>number of families whose genealogies are well documented back to the
>>sixth and seventh centuries, with some going back to the fifth century
>>with a very high degree of probability.
>>While the "boundary" you suggested might be valid in some localities,
>>the situation for Europe as a whole is much more complicated.
>While I do tend to agree with you in the general case, see that I've
>imposed some quite strict conditions for the pedigrees.
What "conditions" were those? I didn't see any.
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