My family are Swedish Barons. As my uncle likes to say, “That and 50 cents will buy you a cup of coffee.” Cheap truck-stop coffee at that. In Swedish law, families granted title before 1789 pass their title down through ALL male descendents as opposed to the British system we are more familiar with in which the title passes only through the eldest son.
My 5th Great-Grandfather, Gabriel Falkenberg af Trystorp, Governor of the Swedish
How did this family come to live in
There is a ton more family history on my family tree website – lots of photos and paintings. Feel free to take a look. I think my wife has mentioned that I have an interest in genealogy. I'm lucky enough to have an incredibly rich family history. In addition to the European lines, my Grandfather was a WWI flying ace, a Great-Grandfather (Philippe Roy) was the Canadian ambassador to France. Others were some of the first settlers in Western Canada and early Canadian politicians. It made an interest in history and genealogy second nature to me.
I have friends whose eyes glaze over when I begin talking about my family history. It's not a topic I generally bring up in public as it tends to generate more than a little cynicism but I do love it and am proud of my background. However, I'll not burden you with it any longer and turn this blog back over to my wife!