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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Tam Lin's Descendants

The last seven of Tam Lin's children were legitimate. He also left many illegitimate children in our world and in Elfland. The number of those children in two worlds (three, if one believes certain stories) is uncertain, to put it mildly. (See the newsgroup soc.genealogy.elfland for discussion of this.)

But now genetic testing is underway. It won't resolve all questions; not all those who claim descent from Tam Lin have consented to being tested, and those who would rather not acknowledge him as an ancestor are very unlikely to consent. (Or, in many cases, to be asked.) But it's a good beginning.
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