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We all have famuggles. (Defined by Margel in her blog entry (in the singular) as Non family historian/genealogist who can be identified by the rolling eyes and loud sighs as family relationships are attemped to be explained by the more enlightened. Famuggles often co-exist in family units alongside family genealogists.)

And if you are lucky and hold your mouth right, you have a small cheering section - family members who are interested in your research, and really want the answer to, however in the world did you find THAT out?

In my small cheering section is one relative who is enlightened, but always disappointed, that the research shows that the old family lore about our being related to someone famous just isn't true.

She wants us to be part of a dynasty.

And we are. Several of them. Most of them had descendants who frittered away the wealth or did something to get themselves cut out of the will.

Just not a *famous* one...

Date: 2011-02-01 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] (from
I had several hunting Charlemagne aunts and cousins. Bless their hearts. It's taken years to undo some of their research...

Date: 2011-02-02 02:02 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You are not talking about anyone on our side are you?

Date: 2011-02-02 05:23 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I can't decide if it's better to have family members who are completely disinterested in family history or family members who want to be members of a dynasty and "make it happen" whether it's true or not. For the most part, mine are completely disinterested except for a brother and his wife.
Nancy from My Ancestors and Me


Date: 2011-02-03 12:25 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I have a brother who fits into both categories. When I tried to interest him in the family legend about MacIan the Redfox of Glencoe, he quickly said goodbye, but to be sure and let him know if I found any kings or murderers - I suppose a murdering king would be the very best. Oh well. . . I love it all!



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