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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.
Probably so. 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 :) -- Ray ================================== ================================== Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitudinem.


Geijss Streijde <gijsstrider@...>
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>