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Succession of Scottish Kings (850 – 1100 CE)


Cináed mac Ailpín (850 – 860 CE) 

Often known as Kenneth I 
– King of the Picts
– according to national myths, was the first king of Scots
– son of Alpin king of Dal Riata


Kenneth I 

DOMNALL mac Alpin (860 – 864 CE) 

Often known as Donald I 
son of Alpin king of Dal Riata ; brother of Kenneth 1
– King of the Picts

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Donald I

Causantín mac Cináeda (864 – 877 CE) 

Often known as Constantine I
– son of Kenneth 1
– King of the Picts


Constantine I

Áed mac Cináeda (877 – 878 CE) 

Often known as  Áedh
– son of Kenneth I
– King of the Picts

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Giric mac Dúngail (878 – 889 CE) 

Often known as Giric
– son of Donald I
– King of the Picts or King of Alba

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Domnall mac Causantín (889 – 900 CE) 


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Geneology DNA Testing

I provided links to a couple that I see advertised the most. This is not an endorsement of either one just what I have seen or personally used. Just compare each one for you and see what’s best for you.

There are a number of geneology DNA kits.  They all do about the same thing or the basic thing from what I can see. They break down where your DNA might be related too based on region. Some do more things and some do less. You would just have to compare them all and see what’s best for you and for hat you are looking to do. Personally, I did the Ancestry.com.

They vary in price. Some range from $80-200. Depends on a lot of factors.

Ancestry.com DNA


National Geographic Migration

DNA results by Ancestry.com

DNA results provided by Ancestry.com.  I always thought it would be cool to find out roughly where my ancestors were from.

Clan Mackey Country Hiking

Clan Mackey has posted travel information for site seeing.  Last time I have been to Great Britain was high school and we were mainly in London.  Seeing these pictures of Scotland make me want to go back.One day I will be ale to get back there! 

I think Geneology helps people get in interested in history and travel.  For me I got into history because I was fortunate enough to travel when I was young.  It made me curious about who lived in the places I was visiting and what life was really like.  With traveling it made me curious if my ancestors had been through there (guessing most people back in the 18th and 19th century did not visit the Grand Canyon).


Declining Number of History Majors!?

According to NPR the number of history majors are on the decline.  In some schools as much as 30% .  If the information is accurate fewer people teaching and fewer qualified people writing/researching.  Now the current market tends to show an increase interest in engineering and computer science.  Those are many of the jobs tend to be at the moment.  While yes there is a demand for tech jobs but eventually many of those fields will probably be tought in public school.  Which means it will be harder to set your self apart if everyone had the same level of training. 

Not many people can analyze data track trends.  Eventually, with the decline in people majoring in a certain field will create demand.  Much like the nursing field.  Many schools limiting the number of students admitted into nursing programs thus creating hire rates in pay to attract nurses especially ones with experience and qualifications.

If I could do it again, I would still major in history.  People tend to forget all the good things that come with earning a history degree and most people are not willing to put in the work.  The other down side is people seem to want things like jobs and money to come easy.