Friday, March 18, 2011

Ancestry


Vanja and her grandfather's grandmother.

13 comments:

  1. Wow, how far back does that relation go? The resemblance is uncanny! (I'm guessing it was your mother as a child? they say it skips a generation)

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  2. It's Vanjas grandfather's grandmother. So many generations back.

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  3. we have the same thing with my dad and his grandmother's grandmother--it's like looking at a picture of him in drag. uncanny. genes are weird things.

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  4. nice!
    look at this, it remindes me of your pictures:

    http://www.imnotobsessed.com/2011/03/17/enter-to-win-jane-eyre-prize-pack/je_1sht_quark_buildlayout-1/

    maybe she´s related with jane eyre to? ;-)

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  5. Great to have such an old photo - jealous.
    Always meant to ask - any Saami in your side of the family?

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  6. I didn't have that picture, I stumbled across it in a book I was reading. There are some famous people way back on Anders' side of the family. The lady in top pic is Carin Thiel Lidman Östberg. She was born the daughter of Ernest Thiel, a wealthy businessman, then married an author (Sven Lidman), divorced him and married the architect of Stockholm's city hall -Ragnar Östberg.

    The book I read said she had "le diable au corps", but that she was also a very kind soul.

    Le diable au corps!

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  7. I didn't have that picture, I stumbled across it in a book I was reading. There are some famous people way back on Anders' side of the family. The lady in top pic is Carin Thiel Lidman Östberg. She was born the daughter of Ernest Thiel, a wealthy businessman, then married an author (Sven Lidman), divorced him and married the architect of Stockholm's city hall -Ragnar Östberg.

    The book I read said she had "le diable au corps", but that she was also a very kind soul.

    Le diable au corps!

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  8. Are the Saami famous? Meant Lapps, to use another (worse) term.
    Ah, interesting to find it in a book! Still lucky. I can only dream of my ancestry on the one side. The other side was mostly Danish peasants. Yawn.

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  9. don't know if we have sami ancestry, hope we do!

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  10. a m a z i n g vad lika de är!

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  11. Really Beautiful Ancestress.

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