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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What is Your Heritage?

What is your heritage? From what people are you descended? Where has your family lived? I think that family history is very interesting and I think that it gives a person pride in knowing what their people did and where they came from. My family is a great mixture of peoples but I think that the greatest part of my family line comes from England. As far as I know all my father's family is English, all the names sound very English and that is what my dad said when I asked him. :) My mom's family is descended from many different lines. My maternal grandfather's father was Irish, his mother I believe was English. My Maternal grandmother is Scottish, English, and German. I think that it's interesting to think back on what each particular race has accomplished. When I think of the English I think of the great writers like William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Howard Pyle, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Daniel Defoe, and John Bunyan. When I think of the Scottish I think of Sir William Wallace and Robert the Bruce and that great writer, Sir Walter Scott, and the heroic Scottish Christian conventers like Margret Wilson. When I think of the Irish I think of Saint Patrick, and also a man I've been learning about in school, Saint Brenden. When I think of the Germans I think of the great composers such as Beethoven and Handel. It is so interesting to see where your family line has come from. So summing it up, I guess the people of my line have been writers, warriors, missionaries, and composers. Hmmm.....interesting. Please leave me a comment on what family line you are from. I love history and it's interesting to see what people your ancestors were. What country is your family from? I believe every individual needs to understand their family history. It makes a person feel proud of what their ancestors have accomplished. What do you think? And by the way if you come across my blog pleeaasse comment!:D
Many Blessings,
A. Layne


Karen said...

I'm glad to see you are following your pawpaw's interest,I know he is real proud for you to share that same interest. He and your Uncle Butch are family history buffs. I can't believe how much information they have on their family.I enjoy hearing some of the stories they have to tell about past relatives.
Thanks for this post, family history can be interesting and informative.

McKenzie Elizabeth said...

Hi Abigail,
Good Post!I too enjoy family history.When I was small I loved to tell people that the reason my Dad's hair was black was because his Grandmother was an Indian.:) I wonder if my hair will turn black like my Dad's!lol!

Love Your Cousin,