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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Thank you for the info. I have done all of the above except I have not tried the Norwegian archive. Never knew it existed.
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    Re: Geneology Thread: Where did we come from?

    As all four of my grandparents are of different origins (Norway, Germany, Russia and Denmark) it's a large work in progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    As all four of my grandparents are of different origins (Norway, Germany, Russia and Denmark) it's a large work in progress.
    Same here (Norway, Italy, Czechia, Slovakia) unless we're just counting the country it was at the time in which case they came from three countries all of which don't exist anymore (United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Austrian Empire x2).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    In Norway they were. It was a different family farming the land in Sweden, since in that family, there aren't any living relatives left in that area.
    I think being stewards of that land for so many years is pretty cool.
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    My Swedish guy uses Heritage instead of Ancestry. Not sure if that is maybe more popular there. My GGF changed his name when he moved here and his relatives did too. What a mess. I let the Swede do all the work and just tag a long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    I think being stewards of that land for so many years is pretty cool.
    Me too. Not something you see over here that much. My Scots were on the same land from 1400s to 1934

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    Bah. Borrow an external drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    My Swedish guy uses Heritage instead of Ancestry. Not sure if that is maybe more popular there. My GGF changed his name when he moved here and his relatives did too. What a mess. I let the Swede do all the work and just tag a long.
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    Half German/half Norwegian. My grandfather once said 'feel free to marry blacks, Hispanics, Asians, whoever you want...just do NOT marry a Swede'.
    Ha. We lived in a melting pot. I was told do not marry a Catholic- I did anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    My Swedish guy uses Heritage instead of Ancestry. Not sure if that is maybe more popular there. My GGF changed his name when he moved here and his relatives did too. What a mess. I let the Swede do all the work and just tag a long.
    I have found plenty of name changing, but it hasn't slowed me too much in Sweden. The records are so good in Sweden that I can usually find the right people even with the name change.
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    I was told do not marry a Catholic
    Seriously?

    This, to me, is on par with saying "I treat my gout with leeches." It's time travel.

    Is this stuff really alive out there someplace? I know the hemlines change in different places at different rates -- the phobes haven't even made it to 1975 in the civilized world yet -- but "don't marry a Catholic" seems out of place to me for any spot in the US after, say, the Garfield assassination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Seriously?

    This, to me, is on par with saying "I treat my gout with leeches." It's time travel.

    Is this stuff really alive out there someplace? I know the hemlines change in different places at different rates -- the phobes haven't even made it to 1975 in the civilized world yet -- but "don't marry a Catholic" seems out of place to me for any spot in the US after, say, the Garfield assassination.
    To be fair, les just within the last year.

    ETA: Though, I guess I should also mention that when my mom met my prom date I was told that she's nice, but I couldn't ever marry her. She was Korean, and a blended family like that wouldn't fit into anywhere in society. My parents were both born during the Great Depression in western PA. Ask mookie about western PA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Seriously?

    This, to me, is on par with saying "I treat my gout with leeches." It's time travel.

    Is this stuff really alive out there someplace? I know the hemlines change in different places at different rates -- the phobes haven't even made it to 1975 in the civilized world yet -- but "don't marry a Catholic" seems out of place to me for any spot in the US after, say, the Garfield assassination.
    Have you been to a full Catholic wedding? I wouldn't want to sit through that either.
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    Have you been to a full Catholic wedding? I wouldn't want to sit through that either.
    About 60 minutes, roughly the same length as a standard Catholic Mass.
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    About 60 minutes, roughly the same length as a standard Catholic Mass.
    I wouldn't want to go to a Catholic Mass either. Yuck.
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    I wouldn't want to go to a Catholic Mass either. Yuck.
    It depends upon the priest. I sat through too many over the past five months, hopping between a few locations. The good priests get things rolling and can keep you engaged with their homily. The bad ones make it feel like a two-hour Mass.
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    It depends upon the priest. I sat through too many over the past five months, hopping between a few locations. The good priests get things rolling and can keep you engaged with their homily. The bad ones make it feel like a two-hour Mass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    To be fair, les just within the last year.

    ETA: Though, I guess I should also mention that when my mom met my prom date I was told that she's nice, but I couldn't ever marry her. She was Korean, and a blended family like that wouldn't fit into anywhere in society. My parents were both born during the Great Depression in western PA. Ask mookie about western PA.

    Western PA is the Pitts (burgh).

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    My parents were both born during the Great Depression in western PA. Ask mookie about western PA.
    No need. My Mom was born before the Great Depression in western PA and grew up there. I have relatives who still drop the n bomb in casual conversation, not for effect but just cuz that's how they talk. They say "kike," too.

    They seem nice.
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