Re: OT Re: Genealogy
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 17:26|
Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> On 21.1.2008 Mark J. Reed wrote:
> > Joseph Fatula wrote:
> > > > The idea that someone's ancestors, back three
> > > > generations, would be almost entirely from the country
> > > > you live in now, seems so odd to me.
> > Really? I would imagine it's the norm over most of
> > the world.
> Certainly. In fact North America and Australia are probably
> the chief exceptions.
Some studies in Britain have shown the same DNA hanging around in some
rural communities from way back in the Bronze Age - predating the Romans
and also BTW even pre-dating the supposed arrival the 'Celts' (for which
there is no good archaeological evidence - but that's another story.
One line of my ancestry has been traced back to the 14th century. Not
only did they all live in England - they all lived in the _same
location_: around Horsham in West Sussex. See:
My Dad's paternal grandfather moved down to London from East Bradenham
in Norfolk in the 19th century (that's Norfolk, UK, of course!). I bet
if I trace this line back further I shall find that Browns have been
living in that part of Norfolk for centuries :)
Entia non sunt multiplicanda