Our people are the Viking people of Scandinavia. Our ancestors navigated the seas, built
the Irish city of Cork and reached far corners of the globe. We are the people of Ottar
- whose name goes back to Sweden's first king in the 6th century. We are best known as
the Cotter people of Ireland, but did you know that our name is connected not only to the
famous Norse Sagas, but also, the Celtic Arthurian legends?
If you're looking for genealogy information for the Cotter surname, you're in for some
fantastic surprises! Read my extensive article on
The History, Philology and Genealogy Of The Cotter Surname.
Uruk, Iroquois, Uruguay - A Philological Hypothesis
Follow a trail of words and peoples in this article presenting a theory of relations
spanning two continents. Explore interesting similarities in the languages of far-flung
peoples and increase your sense of respect for the ancient history of the lands that came
to be called North and South America.
Words tell fascinating stories in all countries of the world. This article is dedicated
to the earliest and wisest inhabitants of the American continents, and is presented with
respect as theory only.
Read The Ellis Theory of Amerind Relations.
Searching For Guadalupe Ontiveros
Though I know so little about my Indian great-great grandmother, Guadalupe Ontiveros, I
feel very close to her. Unlike the Native Peoples who are able to research their family
history by means of legal papers like the Dawes Act, there are so many Americans who are
detached from the stories of their Native ancestors, but this valuable heritage lives
on in us all the same. I have here recorded the oral traditions that I know concerning
this ancestor - the whispers of family history I have uncovered while searching for Guadalupe.