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Genealogy With a Difference...

Biographical profiles in readable story-form bring ancestors to life and provide intriguing glimpses of their personalities, skills, physical attributes, and lives.   Discover family history in a new way through the following excerpts...

Sheriff Björn Pétursson of Burstarfell (1661-1744) - "...Described as an imposing, powerfully-built man with a temperament to match, Sheriff Björn was notably homely, having inherited the course features and characteristic drooping lower lip associated with his father's people.   He was very wealthy and sometimes showed great generosity to the poor, but tended to be overbearing and ruthless...   Despite his size, Björn is rumoured to have been so light on his feet that he could jump his own height in the air or clear a three fathom (ca 18 feet) chasm... - In his old age, Björn tried to make amends for his former transgressions by giving several of his properties to charity, to generate money for the poor. Bed-ridden during his last years, he kept a canister of silver coins on a shelf above his bed and made gifts of these coins to those who came to visit.   One of the recipients of such a gift from Björn observed him closely as he reached out his hand, by this time mere skin and bone.   Never had this person seen such massive arm bones."