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  •  And if you have ancestry... (7+ / 0-)

    ... from the Mayflower and some fifty years after (as I do), the genetic bottleneck reveals a limited amount of people from whom to choose a mate.  Since not many people traveled very far once they got here, that means they married people within their community and suddenly there are overlapping surnames with second, third, fourth cousins, and occasionally first cousins.

    Hence, all the relationships with various personages whose genealogies are famous (or infamous), some of which one gladly claims..., and some of which one never talks about.

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 03:58:45 PM PDT

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