Genealogy! And knowing who you are~

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    A few weeks ago when I went on vacation, the one when I met Si Modo, I also did something I had wanted to do for years. I traced my steps back to my original ancestor in the US. He was quite interesting, a loyalist who worked for the crown, a land owner, merchant, lawyer, statesman, and military man. He was on the Virginia Register, had a son who became part of a rebellion against the crown 100 years before the Declaration. On down the line, there was a descendant of his who was an American Revolutionary. I knew enough about him, but I wanted to know what made him tick. I think I found that on my trip. I won't say who he was or tell more, because I think it could blow my anonymity, what there is left of it anyway. If you ever get the chance to trace your roots, I encourage you to do so. It is an incredible high just to know who you are.

    And I got to meet Si Modo on the trip.
     
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    Sounds like a working vacation. Good job. :thup:

    I'd have to travel to Germany, Austria, England, Slovenia, and Australia to find out the nitty-gritty.
    I don't even have a passport.

    Are you planning another vacation? I could give you what particulars I have. :D
     
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    I found out that I'm my own Grandpa.
     
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    Try the genealofy websites. I traced my other side back to 1200 AD.
     
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    It's very interesting. Branches of my family tree can be traced back to the 1300's in England. I come from a long line of preachers,One of my ancestors was involved in the Salem Witch Trials,one was Deputy Governor of MA in the 1600's, I have common ancestry with Ralph Waldo Emerson, and have Wampanoag Indian blood.
     
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    You could get a job at Harvard!
     
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