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Re: sinclair-digest V1 #110
At 22:49 05/10/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Thanks, Joe Greigg.
> I know that folklore and history are often the same thing and essential
>to genealogical research. Thanks for the information on the classic route
>for many Scots.
> I've run across the same problems with my Ake and Tetwiler ancestors.
>They were escaping religious persecution and often fled to other countries
>before their voyage to America. Many were 'redemptioners', having lost
>everything. This often makes it very difficult to pin point the actual
>country of birth. The Tetwiler's were Swiss Brethren and Mennonites. The
> My Carstensen G-G Grandfather was born in a war torn area of conflict
>between Denmark, Germany, Austria, etc. He was a Dane born in German
>occupied territory - he fled to America to avoid the German Draft. Our
>first family 'Draft Dodger'.
> I was only trying to make the point that in the area of genealogy
>covered by this list - I am a novice. I'm starting from zero. I'm here for
>help. I think that's why we all go to the lists, and then stay to help
>Thanks again, Joe Greigg.
We are all on a never-ending learning curve.
Alas, the 'self' is a World which few people have the courage to explore.
In this respect, our ability to deceive ourselves is undoubtedly
our most developed faculty.
I know, I have been doing it for 75 years.
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