Category: Genealogy

Genealogical mystery: the death of Princess Hermine Pixabay
Genealogy, Miscellaneous

Genealogical mystery: the death of Princess Hermine

People who know me, know that I love a genealogical mystery. Sometimes royals or nobles just disappear in history, without anybody knowing when or where they died. One of these persons is Princess Hermine Caroline Wanda Ida Luise Feodora Viktoria Auguste zu Schoenaich-Carolath, born at Saabor Castle, Kreis Grünberg, Silesia, on 9 May 1910. She […]

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Looking back at 2019 in genealogical facts Photo from Pixabay
Genealogy, Miscellaneous

Looking back at 2019 in genealogical facts

Another year has almost come to an end. Also in the reigning and non-reigning royal houses in the world there were births, engagements, weddings, divorces and deaths. We welcomed somewhat sudden a new queen in Thailand, while the crown prince of Dubai finally got married. We had to say goodbye to four former heads of […]

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Royal Christmas Babies Prince Bernhard. Copyright: RVD/Jeroen van der Meyde.
Genealogy, Miscellaneous

Royal Christmas Babies

Having your birthday at Christmas? I am not certain whether that is fun. I used to have a friend who had her birthday on 26 December. We were never too keen going there, and also for her it can’t have been so great. Lots of people who don’t come to visit you because it is […]

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The monarchs: How royal are they? – Great Britain
Genealogy, Miscellaneous

The monarchs: How royal are they? – Great Britain

Recently we had an interesting discussion on Twitter about the royal ancestry of our royals. How royal is their background? The biggest question is: what is royalty? Most genealogists would settle on (non-)reigning royal families. I thought it would be interesting to post the ancestors of the present monarchs back to their great-great-grandparents, that most […]

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24 May 1819 – The birth of a future Queen
Genealogy, Miscellaneous

24 May 1819 – The birth of a future Queen

Birth We are happy in being able to state, that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent was safely delivered yesterday morning, at Kensington Palace, of a Princess, at a quarter past four o’clock. The following Privy Councillors were present on the occasion: His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, His Grace the Duke of […]

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These (British) royals were born in Windsor
Genealogy, Miscellaneous

These (British) royals were born in Windsor

On Monday 6 May 2019 at 5.26am a new descendant of the British royal family was born. Although the little son of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be entitled to use the title Earl of Dumbarton or could have been styled as Lord .. Mountbatten-Windsor, his parents have decided otherwise. He will for […]

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