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From: Steven Bird <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] English genealogy
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 22:17:04 -0400
Maybe, Diana, but there's "proved" and there's PROVED. ;-) To join the Mayflower Society one has to practically jump through fiery hoops of primary documentary proof. Even after I knew the line was there and for real it took me over a year to assemble to primary documentation required for the Society membership. In 2005, my (new) membership ID number was near the 75,000 mark. It could be a bit higher now, but the proved lines are not nearly in the millions.
> 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
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