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OH says that we genealogists are

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ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 27 Jul 2008 15:17

Also we are handing all that lovely, precious genes information which we have so lovingly searched. down to other generations....a great gift to leave:-) BC XX

its only me

its only me Report 27 Jul 2008 15:16

I know my great grandfather married my great grandmother but never lived with her he lived with his brother but came home often enough to father 9 kids with her. maybe he has more somewhere else that i will never know

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 27 Jul 2008 15:11

The usual things that are thought of to be a terrible disgrace are illegimate children, bigamous marriages - at least that is what I found and OH grandfather was an expert in the latter!!!!!! Always m,arried as a bachelor, never divorced just moved to different part of the country and transposed his two christian names regularly - did this for about 30 years.

its only me

its only me Report 27 Jul 2008 15:07

my lot are keeping everythin close to thier chests. ive asked for old photos etc and no body has any (i cant believe that)

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 27 Jul 2008 15:05

If you find a relative in their late seventies or eighties I find they love to go down memory lane and oh do they love to dish the dirt they have been hiding all those years!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 27 Jul 2008 15:05

he's probably worried you'll find something out he doesn't want you to know

its only me

its only me Report 27 Jul 2008 14:57

dont know but he aint letting on

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 27 Jul 2008 14:56

Wonder what he knows??????

its only me

its only me Report 27 Jul 2008 14:56

all he said was a family tree is a pack of lies

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 27 Jul 2008 14:53

Have usually found in 20 years that people who are very against it either have something to hide or know of a family skeleton! It is interesting as I like to put flesh on the bones, fun, fascinating and at times ready to tear hair out!

its only me

its only me Report 27 Jul 2008 14:51

i saw my uncle yesterday. he said doing the family tree was a waste of time and why was i bothering. i said its fun.

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 27 Jul 2008 14:48

a nosey lot of beggars (that is close)! In defending ourselves I said we are not we just have a healthy interest in history and our genes!