My brothers and I bury our father -
and with him a long genealogical line of clergymen
interesting on my genealogy pages :
New: Completely interactive family tree
with all our 10,463 ancestors and a
few of their famous siblings. You can make searches for e.g.
or how our forefathers themselves claimed to
descend from their Gods!
Distinguished World figures
we descend from famous Biblical persons, our relationship to
influential people such as Muhammad, people who spoke with Jesus and
St. Paul as well as people who spoke with Plato, Aristotle and
Socrates who helped shape modern thinking.
Saints and the popes who canonized
far I have found 30 saints and popes as direct ancestors and
hundreds as cousins of my children. But their lives were not all
very "saintly" as you will see and reveal more about the power
struggles of the Vatican.
is mostly of interest to Scandinavians : - how my children are
related to 35 of our greatest writers, scientists, politicians and
heroes such as Grundtvig, Blicher, Niels Bohr, "Tordenskjold" etc.
Four distinguished Americans
amuse my many American friends I include my family's relationship to
4 famous Americans: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D.
Roosevelt and .......well..... Walt Disney!
castles and manor houses
almost all European castles have been in "our" possession at one
time I am trying to list them all with the idea of using them as
overnight accommodations on my lecturing tours! For of what
practical use is genealogy if not to have a little fun with? Here
my wife Vibeke and our daughter Lalou are seen at the old castle
Glimmingehus in Sweden - once owned by Vibeke's 10th
Daniel and Lalou's great Internet Family
In this handmade family tree you can click your way almost 4,000 years
back in history to the Second Intermediate Period among Egypt's pharaohs
and high priests.
the Holdt family from Løgumkloster
album of our family members
Hundreds of family pictures from the last 100 generations.
For genealogists these are the easiest to research. Yet they can be
quite interesting - enabling you to get way back in time and forcing you to take
a closer look at what you learned - or more often - didn't learn in school.
Daniel and Lalou have so far 987 kings, 98 pharaohs, 115 emperors and 11
Grand Dukes as direct great-grand fathers. Here are how they are related to some
of them. (Most I found after I made these web pages in 1997 just as many minor
faults have since been corrected on my computer, but not yet on the web pages).
By clicking on their blue names you jump right to their blue blood lines in our
family tree where you can see how exactly they are related to our family today -
and perhaps to your own family......
Emperors of the Roman, Holy Roman and
11 emperors and 9 empresses and princesses
Pharaohs and High Priests of Ancient Egypt
40 pharaohs, 4 high priests and 18 queens and princesses
Royalty of Judea, Israel, Mitanni and the
12 kings and 3 queens and princesses
Royalty in Ancient Greater Persia
34 kings and 11 queens and princesses
Grand Dukes and Czars of Russia and
11 grand dukes and 8 princes and princesses
11 kings, 4 queens and 6 princes and princesses
Early Swedish Royalty
18 kings, 7 queens and 11 princes and princesses
Early Norwegian Royalty
7 kings, 3 queens and 2 princes and princesses
Early English and Irish Royalty
15 kings, 6 queens and 3 princesses
Royalty of Burgundy, Brittany and the
33 kings, 7 queens and 3 princes and princesses
Hungarian, Polish and other Royalty
28 kings, 3 queens and 19 princes and princesses
Armenian and Iberian (Georgian) Royalty
37 kings and 5 queens and princesses
Distinguished citizens of Ancient Rome
37 ancestors - among them Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony
Royalty and Gods in Greek and Roman
- such as our really live forefathers claimed to descend from them:
3 Gods, 7 kings and several heroes from Homer's "The Illiad"
Behind the many royal lines there is naturally even more nobility. When
researching Swedish ancestors around year 1500 I found to my
astonishment that 11 of them had died on the same day. When I realized
they were executed by Danish King Christian II in the Stockholm blood
bath I discovered their nobility and traced their lines back to early
Swedish kings. Almost half of the members of our family tree are now
Swedish nobility from 1000-1500. You can find them in the
Daniel and Lalou's Ancestor Report.
A complete listing of all our 10, 463 family members - with dates and
locations of their birth and death.under capitalized names such as STURE,
TROLLE, GYLDENSTIERNA, OXENSTIERNA etc.
These were the most challenging since I had to dig up everything myself
in church books, land records etc. with many trips to Danish and
Norwegian State Archives. On the Norwegian side I have traced two
branches back almost to year 1500 and actually found my children's live
12th grand cousins - still working with their cows on a mountain slope
near Voss - 500 years after we "lost" close touch with each other. It
was a wonderful family reunion!
peasant I have been able to find in Denmark is Grumme from 1390. He
lived 10 miles from where I grew up and was like me quite a rebel. He
was severely punished for rebelling against Queen Margrethe I.
We hope our present Queen Margrethe II doesn't hold that against our
family. She is my children's 24th grand cousin, but unfortunately she
doesn't know it!
have only written about Grumme and other interesting family members in
Danish. So this genealogy home page is still under construction!
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