Harald Grenski

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Harald Grenski, whose reported ancestry is very doubtful and not traced here, died about 995.1

Harald married Astrid, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here).1

Although reported in both AR8 and Moriarty, it appears the ancestry of Olaf II is based on a late fabricated pedigree (and some bloody "facts" to go with it. Even Harald Grenski is of doubtful historicity, there being no contemporary records of him, and he is mentioned only in sagas celebrating the life of his would-be son, Olaf.2,3,4


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  1. [S520] Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard Jr., William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700… ., 8th ed. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), 243A-20, further cited as Weis, Sheppard, Beall, and Beall, Ancestral Roots, 8th ed.
  2. [S1323] Wikipedia Contributors, "Gudrød Bjørnsson," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudr%C3%B8d_Bj%C3%B8rnsson[:WEB] (accessed Aug 2021).
  3. [S248] George Andrews Moriarty, The Plantagenet Ancestry of King Edward III and Queen Philippa (Salt Lake City, Utah: Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Society, 1985), 170, further cited as Moriarty, Plantagenet Ancestry.
  4. [S520] Weis, Sheppard, Beall, and Beall, Ancestral Roots, 8th ed., 243A.