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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Grandaunts, Driving & Daimlers
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 04:16:39 -0000
"Renia" <> wrote in message
> D. Spencer Hines wrote:
>> "Renia" <> wrote in message
>>> D. Spencer Hines wrote:
>>>> If you have nobility in that line you should be able to trace the
>>>> nobles to Royalty.
>>>> I can help if you'll give me the names of the nobles.
>>> The line itself was nobility. Not all nobility is traceable from
>>> royalty. The family married into other nobility and some of them
>>> have lines from royalty, but, while I've found some royals, I
>>> haven't noted who they were, particularly.
>> Disproving what you say above...
>> What is the Noble Line? -- Let's trace it.
> I'm doing a one-name study of that surname and I know the origins of
> most people with that name, all over the world.
The surname GALLOWAY?
That's not going to be very productive.
>> If your noble ancestors married other nobles who are descended from
>> Royalty -- then those are your Royal Ancestors too.
> I realise that but it's not important to me. My one-name study is.
> There are only so many hours in the day or years in one's life.
What on earth interests you in a so-called "One-Name Study"?
>> It's fun to trace the Nobles & Royals -- because we have Historical
>> Content on them -- not because it makes us special in any way
>> [hundreds of millions of people have these descents and some can
>> trace them] but because it allows us to understand HISTORY,
>> BIOGRAPHY, PROSOPOGRAPHY and CHARACTER better...
> I believe only recent ancestry has an impact on one's character. Sure,
> a distant ancestor affected his or her child's character, but 14
> generations or so later, that affect is rather diluted and becomes
> meaningless. Only the last 3 or 4 generations have any real value in
> understanding one's own character, from the ancestors one's parents or
> grandparents knew personally, down to oneself.
Not YOUR Character -- but THEIRS....
You'll never be able to do that with some Aglab named Galloway.
> As to history, biography and prosopograohy, they come naturally with
> any genealogical research, if one has any sense.
>> And it's not so ABSTRACT...
> Of course it's not abstract, but I'm not a gatherer, I'm a specialist.
So, what have you managed to produce?
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