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Ahoy! Do ye have a pirate ancestor?
Blimey! I don't know of any in my line, but I went to thee prom with a guy who claimed he was a descendant of Jean LaFitte. Alas! And I believe one of my cousins is married to a descendant or either a pirate or buccaneer.
Thar be places to look if ye suspect a pirate lurks in yer clan tree.
Blacksheep Ancestors (worth a look any time of the year) has a section devoted to pirates.
Yo-ho-ho! The Genealogist had a featured article on thee subject in 2011.
Cyndi's List has a section for pirates and buccaneers.
Ancestry featured an article last year by D. Brenton Simons and Michael J. Leclerc called "They Came from the Family Tree: Finding Scoundrels, Misfits, and Other Colorful Ancestors" that includes pirates.
Wikipedia has a nice article on the history of piracy.
Thanks to SpeakPirate for the translation.
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