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Re: Family History Discrepancies (& Myths) - My St
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Thank you for your story. I am sure that I have a few Looneys in my crowd but so far they have remained in the background, making statements like "She should leave things alone" or "why is she bringing that up? etc." In fact, it is probably safe to say that the Looney's don't correspond or answer any questions. I did have one cousin who stated that "what you are doing is admirable but I am not a part of your family so I can't help you." After I pointed out that her great grandmother and my 3rd great grandmother were sisters, needless to say she was stunned but still didn't share any family information. I agree that you don't need permission to research a family that you are already a part of (but some don't realize that, hence the Loonies :-). I must remember it for future reference. To me it was important to learn my legacy of those who came before me. I was born in a family where both my parents were not raised by their biological parents due to early deaths and remarriages so it was very important to me to find out where I belonged in the family tree. Frankly, I am still disturbed by the "complexion issue" but feel that it is their problem and lost because you cannot pick and choose your parents and the bloodline or your origin:-). To cut one self off because they are darker or not light enough is not healthy and I am glad to hear that the younger generations are moving on.
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