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    Morris is offline Chief Wheaties Pisser
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    Christmas came early

    Dad was up for a visit and presented me with the best Christmas present: a nearly complete family history dating back 15 generations, petering out around 1580. Turns out, Robert Peel is a way back grandfather. Family history includes a spate of military veterans serving in everything from the American revolution to WWII (I served but missed all the Desert Storm and beyond fun).

    Kind of cool to find out the modern father of policing is a family member.

    Dad spent over 14 months on the project. Ancestry.com factored into his project.

    I'm liking this Christmas!

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    That's a gift, indeed!
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    That would be an awesome Christmas present. You are lucky to get something like that.
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    That is outstanding. I have been working on the genealogy of my families since 1999 and have amassed a plethera of data and information. A couple of years ago I did for my cousins what your dad did for you. Enjoy the read.

    You can even participate in your dad's research by going to rootsweb.com , ancestry.com , familysearch.com , genealogy.com and a number of other sites.
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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    Very Cool!
    Lead from the front and always remember those who came first.



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    Morris is offline Chief Wheaties Pisser
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    Yes, there are some gaps in data I need to get from Mom (they divorced years ago) to finish off that line of the family.

    Good goddess! Now I can't make cracks about Islanders! Distant grandparents from there. Yee gawds!

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    That is very cool.

    My family got a pretty good family tree from some surprise relatives. Turns out we had a Mormon connection, and they traced the Norwegian branch to the 1500's.
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    What a very cool and thoughtful gift! My MIL has been working on hers for years. She has gone waaaaaaaaaay back. Interesting stuff indeed. Definitely not something I have the patience for though lol Enjoy your book!
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    but now I take a pill for that"

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    Good stuff, Morris. Amazing how much you can learn from your tree.
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    for thee, My Lord, for thee,
    Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
    That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
    And teeming with souls will it ever be.
    In Nomine Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritus Sancti.

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    Wow, that's a cool gift!

 

 

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