Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir is my 26th Grandmother – she’s the mother of Snorri who is said to be the first European child born in North America, and Thorfinn Karlsefni is my 26th Grandfather

This is David. I was talking to my mother today and she gave me my connection back to Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir and Thorfinn Karlsefni. Guðríður was the sister-in-law of Leif the Lucky and went on the trip to Vinland where she gave birth to her son Snorri. What’s interesting is that after she came back from North America she did a pilgrimage to Rome, met the Pope and discussed her journeys. I bet you the Pope took notes. There is a great book I read recently by Nancy Marie Brown called “The Far Traveller. Voyages of a Viking Woman”. It goes through the story of her adventures.

Guðríður Þorbjarnardóttir ca 980 (she
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Þorbjörn Þorfinnsson ca 1025
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Steinunn Bjarnardóttir ca 1075
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Helga Þorsteinsdóttir ca 1110
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Höskuldur Hafliðason ca 1160
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Sighvatur Höskuldsson ca 1200
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Sigurður Sighvatsson ca 1230
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Vilborg Sigurðardóttir ca 1270-1343
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Einar Eiríksson ca 1320-1383
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Björn Einarsson (Björn “Jórsalafari”) ca 1355-1415
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Kristín Björnsdóttir (Vatnsfjarðar-Kristín) ca 1374-1458
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Sólveig Þorleifsdóttir ca 1415-1479
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Jón Sigmundsson ca 1457-1520
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Helga Jónsdóttir ca 1511-ca 1600
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Guðbrandur Þorláksson 1541-1627
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Páll Guðbrandsson 1573-1621
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Benedikt Pálsson ca 1608-1664
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Magnús Benediktsson 1657-1730
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Sigríður Magnúsdóttir 1691
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Sólveig Sigurðardóttir 1732-1791
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Sigurður Sigurðsson 1760-1846
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Elías Sigurðsson 1806-1872
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Jóhann Elíasson Straumfjörð 1840-1914
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Ástríður Jóhannsdóttir Straumfjörð 1879
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Jóhann Straumfjörð Sigurðsson 1912-1985
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Linda Fay Sigurðsson Collette 1945 (and this level is also Johann as he’s my uncle)

and then next in line would be me

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