How We Began
During the spring term of 1997 we were all participants in an excellent
on-line introductory course in genealogy, taught at Virtual University by
Marthe Ahrends. Part of the process of the course was to form into study
groups by interests. We were all interested in tracing Irish roots, and
as we met and bonded into a group, we selected the name "Fianna" for both
our group and the result of some of our on-line researches, the web page
Fianna: Irish History and Ancestry.
We worked well together and enjoyed being together, and so developed ways
to remain together. Those of you who join the Fianna-L are welcome to be
part of our happy 'clanna'!
Some terminology from the past, so you know our lingo! The Fianna
was the entire group (or army) that defended the High King.
A Fian was a smaller subdivision of the group.
Fénnidi (Fennidi) were several members of a Fian or the Fianna.
Fénnid (Fennid) was one member of a Fian or the Fianna.
You may wish to find out WHO WERE the FIANNA??
FIANNA-L. A mailing list for those who are researching
Irish ancestry and history to discuss ways of improving their skills in
searching for their Irish ancestors. Subscribers are welcome to post questions
and information regarding sources and methods for Irish research. Specific
questions on individual ancestors are beyond the scope of the list.
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