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Ancestral Birthplace Chart - Sat, 26 Mar 2016

This seems to be the current meme going around. Put together an ancestral birthplace chart of the states and countries your ancestors are from.

Many people have very interesting and diverse backgrounds.

Not me. Mine’s not too exciting:

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And my wife’s is even less so:

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1. uwem (uwem)
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Posted: Mon, 28 Mar 2016  Permalink

Louis,

I believe that the above is a very unfortunate way to display ancestral birth places. It doesn’t take into account that countries come and go, that territories change hands through wars, that political structures are turned upside down. A lot of background information is lost this way since you do not show the historical context in which your ancestors lived.

In your wife’s case for example it should’ve shown Canada — Ukraine — USSR — Poland — Russian/ Austrian-Hungarian Empire — Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth — and so on. Looks much more diverse to me now.

-Uwe

2. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
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Posted: Mon, 28 Mar 2016  Permalink

Uwe: True country-wise. But if I did it by town name, it would be boring again.

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