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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] English genealogy
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 21:57:36 -0400
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I would not put descent from a Mayflower passenger in the same class as "Indian
Princess" legends. There are *millions* of Americans who have proven that

I have New England ancestry, but I have yet to prove a Mayflower connection.
However, I do have a connection to Princess Diana, via her New England

Roberts & Reitwiesner (1984), in their " American Ancestors and Cousins of The
Princess of Wales," estimate that some 20 million Americans are cousins of the
late princess.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Jerry L. Ivey
> Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:39 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DNA] English genealogy
> "There were only 102 passengers on the Mayflower and that was
> not even 400 years ago and look at the number of descendants
> who trace their ancestry from them."
> The number is probably about as large as the number who trace
> their American ancestry to a "Cherokee Princess". :>)

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