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The Shroud on Ancestry.com

January 20, 2015

my tree `took off’ as it began to intersect other Ancestry.com trees
of 14th century and earlier French nobility

imageStephen Jones has embarked on an interesting project to build a "de Charny family tree" on Ancestry.com.

The reason I chose Marguerite de Charny as the Home Person is that she was the last private person to own the Shroud, having given it to the House of Savoy in 1453 when she was aged about 60, widowed and childless. In my Tree Overview I wrote:

"My attempt to trace the owners of the Shroud of Turin, from its disappearance in the sack of Constantinople in 1204, to Marguerite de Charny (c. 1390-1460) who transferred the Shroud to the House of Savoy in 1453."

It is a public tree but (as far as I am aware) only those who have an active Ancestry.com account can access it. I started the tree based on the family trees and information in the books of genealogist, and Shroud pro-authenticist, Noel Currer-Briggs (1919-2004). But after that my tree `took off’ as it began to intersect other Ancestry.com trees of 14th century and earlier French nobility.

Stephen would like to hear from other “Shroudies” with Ancestry.com accounts who would like to help. 

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  1. January 20, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Before doing this at ancestry.com you ought to look at roglo.eu first, with plenty of data about the ancestors of Jeanne de Vergy, Othon de la Roche, etc., and all the European royalties. (Thanks Jean et Charlotte!)

  2. January 21, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Interesting.

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