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Posted on Mon, Apr 25, 2005 23:29

I have so many hitting me right now...time to talk about them... lost recent was a runner for Grant...on the wall in the Alamo...in San Antonio...

Lakota Sioux don't want to go there yet....



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Posted on Mon, Apr 25, 2005 10:23

As this is one of my hobbies, and I even do research for others when asked (working on 4 trees right now), if anyone needs help, just holler.
As far as my tree, I have over 4100 names, to include descendants of the brothers and sisters of grand and great grand parents.
I'm Scottish (Kerr and Gordon), Irish (Jordan), and English, although that branch is astually derived from before Germany was called Germany (It was Thuringia then) and the name was (Eichenberg).
If I were to recommend a single program to anyone for Genealogical research, I'd recommend FamilyTreeMaker. Also, subscribe to both Genealogy and Ancestry dot coms. This will give you access to census records, and much, much more. As far as famous folks, sure. From Lady Tryon (Wales), to still owning land and a castle in Scotland (Kerr clan), to the Bishop of the Conestoga Church of the Brethren in the U.S., to an American LCol POW of War in the Rev War, to a Mansion in SC, to...The fun thing about doing this as a hobby is what you find about your family that gives you a sense of who came before.



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Posted on Mon, Apr 25, 2005 06:55

my father is mostly irish with a bit of scottish--his grandfather and great uncle found a gold mine in ca--it was claim jumped and my great grandmothers wedding ring was made from that gold--wallace silversmiths was another brother
my mother's side is dutch,norweigen,finn,swedish and french and one of the great grandfathers was a sea captian

sooooooo i am a true american--and then you add russian jew and italian to my kids heritage at that point i think we covered almost everyone--hahahahahha

  


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Posted on Sun, Apr 24, 2005 20:27


ZeeDoctor write:
Adult@ry 3 generations back huh ? Doesn't surprise me at all, we haven't invented anything new as humans in the love wars since Adam and Eve, LOL.



I think you're right Zee. Other then anything which can be related to technology, I don't think anything has changed in the human condition since the beginning of time. Love, anger, hatred, heartache, longing, and desire all felt the same to an ancient Roman or Summarian as they do to us now.

As for me I'm of German ancestory. My Mom was from north Germany and my Dad is from Posen. (Poznan) There's always been a rumour that we had a little Danish blood in there from way back, but we don't like to talk about that too much. Famous people? Har. Infamous maybe.



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Posted on Sun, Apr 24, 2005 20:14


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From what I know: Pretty much Scotch-Irish on my father's side, from North Carolina ...


That would be the mountain folk, na?



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Posted on Sun, Apr 24, 2005 15:36

Adult@ry 3 generations back huh ? Doesn't surprise me at all, we haven't invented anything new as humans in the love wars since Adam and Eve, LOL.

Fate just passed us another note under the desk ... this is turning into a fun time for me.

yee hah ! Trade some paint boy !

Ride the wall !

  


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Posted on Sun, Apr 24, 2005 13:32

Wow Passionate Rebel, my great great great grandfather was a Blackfoot indian ... the co-incidences continue unabated.

I love co-incidence, it's like fate passing notes under the desk.

  


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Posted on Sun, Apr 24, 2005 13:22

I have a direct bloodline to the last King of Greece ... I believe if I knocked off about 14 people I could have the throne. LOL

If they still had a throne, and if I could somehow conceal my method of getting there from being noticed.

  


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Posted on Sun, Apr 24, 2005 12:08

Wow Delicious, That's an interesting heritage. I am into genealogy also, although nothing that exciting in my linage. I am mostly Scottish and German.



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Posted on Sun, Apr 24, 2005 10:51

interesting, I am half breed Navajo indian. I wont comment on what happen to my ancestors.



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