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Subject: RE: You are all so friendly, but who are we ? ! :-)
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 10:41:49 -0400


>From: John J. Watt [mailto:]
>We Scots used to have a man who did the same sort of thing. Not sure of
the
>spelling, but I think he was called a "Sennachie".
>Jock.

>>From: <>
>>
>> Well, in the Irish language, a genealogist is referred to as A
_seanchai/.
>> The literal translation is "one who talks about old things". This was
the
>> position of Loremaster and includes keeping the genealogy of the family
>> clan. It is my understanding that all the clans had an A_seanchai/.
>>

Sennachie is another way of spelling it. In my mind, it's an occupation
which should regain it's former importance in family/clan/tribal life.

Theresa in Toronto

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