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From: Evert Dijkema <>
Subject: Re: Royal Descent of Americans
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 10:43:09 +0200
O dear, and I always thought it was "the wretched refuse from our teeming shores"
Best regards :), Evert Dijkema, Amsterdam
> You know why the English have such difficulty in finding their royal ancestry?
> Two reasons: first of all, very few people in England do descend from royalty,
> while millions of Americans of British heritage do because it was the wealthy
> aristocracy's descendants who went to America to begin with. ...
> ...Blame your inability to find your own royal ancestry on the people who came
> before you and didn't keep the records of it: your English ancestors who were
> too timid to sail to the New World and build a new nation.
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