How valid would a genealogy I found online for the Dukes of Savoy be?

+6 votes
Is this a well known or well published genealogy? It goes back to before the time of Christ. I have had it in my database for a while, but I think it came from I had copied it just because it was so long. It supposedly is the ancestors of one of my son-in-laws distant relatives.

in Policy and Style by Anonymous Troy G2G6 Pilot (155k points)
got a link to this so-called genealogy?

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+12 votes
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For each researcher, the issue of continuing a pedigree beyond the realm of certainty into the realm of myth or legend arises at the exact point where the researcher quits relying on his or her own research and begins copying others' pedigrees without verifying the validity of the sources. Obviously, some beginning genealogists start out by copying a file developed by someone else, either from a GEDCOM or from an online family tree. It isn't the copying process that creates the problem, it's accepting the information without valid, verfiable source citations. A copied genealogy may come from a "very reliable" person who has done genealogy for a lifetime but, to repeat, making the copy isn't the problem; the problem is accepting the file as accurate absent reliable sources.
by Patrick Barnum G2G6 Mach 5 (51.6k points)
selected by Michele Camera
+3 votes
If I read just what's posted at Wikipedia (, I would be suspicious of anything before 1000 AD.
by Kyle Dane G2G6 Pilot (101k points)
+7 votes
A more reliable genealogy of the House of Savoy is in the Medieval Lands website.
by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (486k points)

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