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This group was created for people who play in the SCA(Society For Creative Anachronism) with their own persona, while trying to find their real ancestors.

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Comment by Linda Page Hillary Hannah on March 8, 2011 at 11:35pm
O,  j'ai oublie! Je habite a le Royaume a Atenveldt dans le Barony de Dragon de la Soleil. That is Arizona and the west side of Phoenix.  There really is a Sundragon. It is the  Goodyear Blimp!!
Comment by Linda Page Hillary Hannah on March 8, 2011 at 11:19pm

Bonsoir toute le monde.

   Je m'appelle Lady Isabelle Le Charpentier de Normandy.  I live in the midde to late 15th c. . I am building a persona as a widow lady whose father has given her a castle and dower lands which has moved to after she turned over her husband's castle to her eldest son when her husband died in the Hundred Years war.  I am starting a small genealogy of her father and her husband's family. Also how did the Le Charpentier family became an hereditary name rather than a trade name and own a fine domain.  It is lots of fun to combine the genealogy and your SCA persona. I took my name from Belle Carpenter my great grandmother, and the fact that William the Conquer had to have carpenters to build the wood forts he put up. I just learned he had one pre-fabbed in Normandy, put on the ships and then rebuilt when the got to England! So my original idea turned out to be true.

Comment by Cheryle Hoover Davis on August 18, 2009 at 6:06pm
Lady Adisa, please excuse my absence as my computer connection was completely unreliable (due, as we came to discover, to a cabling problem somewhere outside the house!)...huzzah! I have returned and shall come back with more comments and chatter! ;-)

Lady Ceile (pronounced as 'kay-lee')
Comment by Pamela Cargo Harris on July 30, 2009 at 2:03pm
Greetings, Good Gentles!
My knowledge of my family genealogy has actually contributed quite a lot to my SCA personna, "Elianora de Cargow". For instance, I'm pretty certain that my family name, "Cargo", came from a small manor in Cumbria, England which, today, is about 3-5 miles (give or take) from the current Scotland/England border. But in the 11th to 13th centuries, ownership of this Manor was fluctuating frequently, as the Kings of Scotland and England, fought over who owned the area. So, because I knew that I wanted Elianora to be lowland Scottish (to reflect the Scots-Irish part of my heritage) and because I wanted to use "Cargow", a medieval spelling of my own birth name, I chose a time period for Elianora, during which the Manor of Cargow was under Scottish rule (pre-Treaty of York in 1237, which set the borders pretty much as they are today). Also, in one line of my mother's family, we, supposedly, tie into Scottish royalty during this time (Hasn't been proven 100% yet, but I'm working on it!). So, to create a proper 'noble' pedigree for the fictional Elianora, I've made her a distant 'cousin' to Alexander II, the King of Scotland, the same way I may be distantly related to him!
I started researching my genealogy right around the same time I joined the SCA so, for me, it was always a pretty natural thing to combine the two interests. My sister, who also plays in the SCA (former territorial Baroness Rowena, Barony of Wastekeep, An Tir), has done pretty much the same, only she's pursued the Norse part of our family history. AND, I also have a niece, who's personna surname, "Dacre", comes from one of our related families (on Mom's side), who once owned the Manor of Cargo! Which is really kinda wierd, if you think of it, because that means that centuries before my parents even met, one of my mother's ancestors OWNED the place where my father's family name came from! Kinda wierd. But kinda cool, too, I think!
HL Elianora de Cargo
aka Pam Harris
Comment by Cheryle Hoover Davis on July 23, 2009 at 9:43am
By the way...my activity in all things Medieval deepened my interest in genealogy when I discovered my DeCoursey ancestral history...especially in the book, "Through a Distant Mirror"...by Barbara Tuchman.
Comment by Cheryle Hoover Davis on July 23, 2009 at 9:41am
Huzzah, Debbie! LOVE the graphic for the group!
Comment by Pamela Cargo Harris on July 19, 2009 at 7:07pm
Greetings to the Group! Mundanly, I'm Pam Harris. In the Kingdom of An Tir, I'm known as HL Elianora de Cargow. Ever since I got involved in researching my family history, it's made my SCA experinece seem even more 'real'. It's really a been a hoot to discover real-life ancestors who could have been contemporaries of Elianora's.
Comment by Cheryle Hoover Davis on July 16, 2009 at 12:31pm
I've feasted with SCA before, and had the best of times! Huzzah! Maybe I should look into my local kingdom...
Comment by Cheryle Hoover Davis on July 15, 2009 at 10:19am
Huzzah! I'm not in the SCA, but I do like to play! And discovering my ancestors has taken me back to Medieval days!
 

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