From the Capetians to the Present Day

Hugh Capet is the namesake of the French Capetian dynasty, the longest lasting one in French history, with an unbroken line of kings, from 987 to 1328. His descendants have been traced, even in America. It may be difficult to believe, but the records are there.

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From the Normans to the Present Day

The main figure here is William the Conqueror. The lineage has been traced. Maybe this post will help you find family connections.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Ancestry and Royal Lineage

Now Updated. Thomas’s mother, Jane Randolph, descends from one of the most prominent families in Virginia. Records show her family line is part of the royal gateway ancestors (royal descendants who moved to America). His paternal ancestry goes way back in Virginia history.

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William the Conqueror: Interesting Facts and Stories

This “illegitimate son,” the duke of Normandy, forever changed the course of English history. Several genealogical tables are included.

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Richard II, Duke of Normandy

He was the grandfather of William the Conqueror and as duke ruled Normandy from 996 to 1026. Richard’s son Richard III (the Conqueror’s uncle) is included in this post since he ruled only from 1026 to 1027, about twelve months.

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