That's a pretty nice fort in there Janus58. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! My Mothers paternal grandfather was a Swedish merchantman from Gotland who came to Australia before WWI and took the name of Cedergreen, that his fellow merchantman brother had adopted emigrating to the USA. My late mom's sister commissioned a Swedish student to research the family history many years ago and she came up with a lineage that led back through many of of the islands farms/homesteads in Gotland until the trail ran out in the early 1600's with a Matts Jacobson and a Jacob Mattson, his son, who were both fishermen. On Gotland all of the grave mounds were found with middle eastern coins so there was most likely some sort of connection with the Varangian guard in Constantinople. My fathers side is Irish going back over 1000 years and my great great grandfather Martin came over to Brisbane, Australia, with his family during the American Civil war. He was born at the beginning of the potato famine in 1820 and he passed away aged 81 at Red Hill in Brisbane in 1901, and signed his name on his will but his wife just used an 'x' on her will. His fathers brothers/uncles were also literate and stayed in Ireland and signed a lease with Sir John Rouse in 1791, for 413 acres at Reahanoghie Beg (big) in Rear Cross (in the highlands of southern Tipperary). This area was called Barr na dTuaimn in Gaelic or Baurn a domeeney (Circle of domination) and my distant relatives still live there today as I'm a 5th generation Australian.