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Old April 16th, 2017, 09:43 AM   #1
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What is the most shocking thing you learned when researching your family history?


I learned that my great great great grandfather was in Jail for theft.
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Quite a few of my family have perished in british wars
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Old April 16th, 2017, 11:14 AM   #3
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My great-grandfather and his brother were union rabble rousers. One of them went to the United States to avoid arrest; the other was blacklisted and had to work secretly from home.
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Have two cousins and friends older than me, who died in combat in the Portuguese excolonies Angola Moçambique Giné Bissáu
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Old April 16th, 2017, 01:04 PM   #5

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Old April 16th, 2017, 01:49 PM   #6
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I learned that my great great great grandfather was in Jail for theft.
All sorts in recent history which I shouldn't mention.

But, on the plus side, Richard Trevithick turned out to be a direct relation.

Win some, lose some!
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That Prescott Bush is my 9th cousin, that both Barbara Bush and Papa Bush are 10th cousins and that the brat Brushes are 11th cousins - darn now I can never kill them all
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That Prescott Bush is my 9th cousin, that both Barbara Bush and Papa Bush are 10th cousins and that the brat Brushes are 11th cousins - darn now I can never kill them all
From a distance here in England, I quite liked Bush.

'Wouldn't agree with his politics, but I think he understood politics is one big game, so didn't take it too seriously. I reckon he thought: "I'll just get up there and say anything, none of it matters anyway". And, he did.

Much prefer his type to the polished/schooled Obamas, Clintons, Camerons or Blairs.
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My mother's people are called after an ancient Anatolian people, the Chaldians (Not to be confused with Chaldeans).
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Nothing. My ancestors were completely ordinary peasant trash
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