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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PS & PPS by Kid on 2004-01-10 16:16:26

Whereabouts in Wales, of course is the first question that springs to mind...but I suspect either a) You wouldn't know; Wales is, after all, about 10,000 miles away - a land of slate and sheep that you have barely ever considered, let alone got to know1 or b) I wouldn't know. We did travel through Wales on our round Britain jaunt, but I can't pretend to know it that well. As a welcome coherent point, its odd that you would have such a varied fanily background - (how can I put this without offending anyone?) - especially from all around European countries. They are difficult to change, especially when the languages are so very different.

I'm lost with where I was going. Ah, I know. I was wondering whether there were some interesting characters to accompany the interesting geneology. Trees indeed....

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PS & PPS by d.- on 2004-01-11 15:44:19  |  Reply to this
  No, not odd -- just human nature. Everyone has been sleeping with everyone else since time began, producing all kinds of offspring. To wit: We are more bi-tri-hexa-octa-cultural than we wish to believe. I am my own melting pot, as it were... As for interesting characters, I know not a thing. That's why I want my mom to get a little more into it overseas. I should ask my 'abuelita' in Puerto Rico more about the lineage before she passes onward and upward. Ciao!
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PS & PPS by Kid on 2004-01-12 15:04:09  |  Reply to this
  On this - and oddly. Apparently there is an area of Mongolia where 8% of the population share Genghis Khan's genes - so everybody was sleeping with him. (No, I don't know, I just heard).

As for that, surely America is the more likely place for there to be international relationships. I'm just thinking of it like this. Until about 1800, it would be more or less unheard of for people who weren't military to go to foreign climes, which would leave ports very different to the ethnic make up of their motherlands. This is a train-of-thought idea and I've not thought it through fully. But if, say, my ancestors (from Greta, I believe) were to make any kind of journey out of town, it would be massively out of the ordinary and the talk of the town for days.

Also, and less favourably, in view of a comment that keeps rearing its ugly head, I know there is a mountainous area of Portugal where the large proportion of people are tall and blond(e). Thus, not at all Portuguese originally. Apparently, they were ancient Scandinavians. I'll look it up if you wish...I've got it somewhere.

Finally, do ask, for your own good. Its intriguing: My grandma's done our family tree back to about 1600, maybe before, but it does become tougher. Tougher still, I imagine if you have to keep changing continents/countries....you do the math.