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From: Clyde Rice <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Ancestors travel, was Bloody Foreigners: The History Of Immigration To Britain
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 21:22:44 -0700 (PDT)
In mine, it seems you either moved or you didn't! The first four generations after the immigrant, pretty well stayed put. The next three did the travel thing, big time, then another two who stayed put, within a mile of where they grew up. That brings us up to me, so far, NE. IA. IL. NE. CO. KS. and now MO.
Interestingly, I toured my seventh great grandfather's house, last fall, built 1672, Wallingford, CT. still standing today. I marvel at just how much my first great grandfather's house, built in the 1880's, North East NE. where I grew up, resembles it! (I am sure it will be torn down first!) That is the area where both my dad and grandfather, lived within a mile of where they grew up, all their lives.
And only one mutation all that traveling and generations! Now, since me, we have some big time mutations. My son traveled with the Marines, of course and the grandson even more. The great grandson has the mutations. Hey, maybe it is the travel that increases the mutation rate. The earlier mutation came at the last generation of the three great travelers!
John C. says the environment can influence mutation rate, maybe it is change of location in our environment! Our built in, personal global positioning system gets all fouled up, causes stress and we mutate! Simple! What is the matter with these scientists, can't they figure that out?
Glen Todd <> wrote: > We just weren't as lucky or fortunate as some of the other
> New England families that have came all the way to the
> present, "well to do"! And thus had their lines well
> documented, all the while!
Or just plain didn't move, and spent the entire time someplace where people
were obsessive about record keeping. My grandfather's house when I was a
boy was the same house that my great-great-grandfather bought when he came
back from the American Civil War, and I could walk in an afternoon from
there to where John Todd built his house in 1648. Not exactly world
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