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As we delve into genealogy, many of us find that our ancestors came not just from England, but other countries as well. One finds that a New England settler has a descendant who later marries a Swedish person and suddenly one has a multi-faceted background. In my case France, Germany, Sweden, England, Scotland and Ireland. […]

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Another Oriental Look at Genealogy

I just finished reading “Factory Girls” by Leslie Chang.  She is a Chinese-American author who lived in China for 10 years while working for the Wall St. Journal.  The book is about the lives of the migrant factory population in China, told mainly through two women in their twenties.  While the author was interviewing these […]

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Let’s imagine a person whose father or grandfather worked for an American company in Korea. Or let’s imagine one of them fought in the Korean War. Irrespective, let’s assume the person married a Korean mother or grandmother while in that country. Now, let us understand a Korean tradition. In nearly every family a Scribe is […]

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Acadia -Ethnic Cleansing in New England

We know of instances in the 20th century of ethnic cleansing and forced cultural elimination—families uprooted, lives destroyed, communities purged.  Could anything like that ever happen in New England?  In fact, things like that DID happen nearly two centuries before! In 1755, British and Massachusetts militia forces, headed by Gen. John Winslow of Marshfield, took […]

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Where Is America’s Hometown?

Plymouth, St. Augustine, Acadia, Roanoke, JAmestown, Santa Fe, Quebec – where is America’s hometown

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