Map Of Europe


I was interested in history while I was in high school, then thirty years ago I became interested in genealogy. After that I found both disciplined inextricably linked.

I knew that my Kelly ancestors came from Ireland because my parents and grandmothers kept mentioning the fact. I should have known that some ancestors must have come from someplace other than Ireland, but I had no proof of it. Three years ago some cousins told me that our Rutledge ancestors originally came from the border region between England and Scotland.

That information turned me back to European history in an effort to learn where they came from to Ireland and Scotland; and the societies they were probably part of. 

That research evolved into looking to see where their ancestors originally lived. Several possibilities evolved, including Spain, Denmark, and a vast area between Denmark and France, including  Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands Map of Europe 

The facts kept piling up, filling boxes, and making my wife mad. Finally  with no way to use most of what I found, my  instinct to write took over and these Fun Histories are the result. Fun Histories are written for children, but I hope adults will enjoy them too.

Don Kelly



Introduction To The Celts They came from Europe

The Vikings  Masters Of The Seas

Scots-Irish Heritage  Meet The Lawless Border Reivers

Another Good Reiver Website  Reiver Trails ( hot trods ) and Hideouts.



Genealogy of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland

Pictures of Robert the Bruce

Kings and Queens of Scotland



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