Welcome to my family tree
A short English introduction
Genealogy Research at this site deals mainly with the Danish nobility, with roots in the families Ahlefeldt, Skeel and Schaffalitzky de Muckadell. It also includes European princely (princeps) and royal houses, mayors, councillors, ministers, brewers, patricians, Italian and German branches and many other affiliated families. One of the purposes of this project is to provide pedigrees and biographies from Danmarks Adels Aarbog (the Association of the Danish Nobility). There is information about vintage, page number and announced patches.
The picture collection contains more than 600 coats of arms. Most are drawn by the archivist Anders Thiset, who was Danmarks Adels Aarbog's first chief genealogist in the period 1884-1917. The starting point is the genealogical table for the descendants of Hans Santasilia Holbek and Elsebet Bruun. The couple met by chance as very young at Vallø Castle, and after a stormy love affair, they were married in 1927. About 90% of the persons in the database is either their ancestors, or otherwise related by blood.
Marriage between close relatives was formerly widespread, which leads to the fact that the same people often have quite a few ancestor numbers. For example the entailed estate possessor to Birkelse by Aaby, Major Sophus Peter Frederik Skeel and Mrs. Amalie Hedevig, born Comtesse Trampe, who were Elsebet Bruun's great-grandparents on both maternal and paternal side. There are thousands of similar complicated relations between, till now, more than 81.200 people in the database.
Danmarks Adels Aarbog (DAA)
The Family Tree generally
The starting point is the pedigree of the descendants of Hans Santasilia Holbek and Elsebet Bruun.
The couple met by chance as very young at Vallo Castle, and after a stormy love affair, they were married in 1927.
About 90% of the database is either their ancestors, or otherwise related by blood.
Hans Santasilia Holbek - destracks
Holbek, Plum, Steenstrup, Resen, Wendelboe, Munk, Surbech-Fleischer-Jonæsen, Santasilia.
Bruun, Schaffalitzky de Muckadell, Skeel, Ahlefeldt-Laurvigen, von Levetzow, Mackeprang, Juel, de Poulson, Reventlow, Reedtz, Friborg, Norway.
Proband: Ancestor list 12 generations - Plantagenet Cousins - Waldorf-Vermundsen
Admiral Niels Juel, Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, Fridtjof Nansen, Johannes Brahms, Emil Reesen, Thit Jensen, H. C. Ørsted, Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig, Jens Bircherod, Hector Berlioz, Steen Steensen Blicher, Jørgen de Mylius, Tordenskiold, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Wilhelm Marstrand, Poul Henningsen, Karen Blixen, Jes Dorph-Petersen, Thomas Linnemann Laub.
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