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Re: OT Re: Genealogy (was: Conlang fluency survey)

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 21:17
> >But when I was reading this post, the above answer > was something of a > >suprise to me (being from the US). The idea that > someone ancestors, back > >three generations, would be almost entirely from > the country you live in > >now, seems so odd to me.
This doesn't seem odd to me. I realize that many Americans have recent immigrant ancestors, but I'm one who doesn't. My most recent immigrant ancestor is Emma Bembridge Clark who came from England to the Confederate States of America (Texas) during the early days of the Civil War. Though she was born in England to an English mother, her father was not English; he was American from Maryland. Many of my lines have not yet been traced to the immigrant ancestor, but almost all of them are now traced to Colonial days and are still here in America. The lines that have been traced back to immigrants go back to England, Ireland and Scotland in the main, though I have one French line on Dad's side and two on Mom's. On Dad's side there is also a Dutch/German line. And one of Mom's Scotish ancestors fathered our line on a Swedish mistress while living in Berlin after serving the Kaiser in a war against Russia. There is also supposed to be a Norwegian queen, Gerberga, far back on one of the Scottish branches. A few of my branches have been traced back to the mid 1600's in America and back to the late 1400's in Europe. Adam Ed ñavisud in junu suñu pera nun regrediri ad ul Erodu, regrediruns ad il sustrus provinchi peu'l via aurra. Machu 2:12