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    Genealogy

    It may be just because I am old, but I have been doing a record of genealogy on Ancestry thought maybe it would be something my grandchildren would like to have when they got old. I wondered if it was just me or is there anyone else interested in the topic? My children in their 40s know my maiden name but that is about the extent of it. They don't know my mom's, my grandma's maiden names or great grand parents maiden names, which I knew of my grandparents. So I started a family tree to trace back where we came from and it has been fun. Plus with some old family records. The thing about living in the USA is that everyone is from somewhere pretty much...hahaha.


    My grandma used to tell us when we were children, that we were hines 57 mix...she used to say we were German, English, Irish and Dutch. Interesting thing is I have found these things to be true on my searching. The thing is with dna they put all those areas in as being European yet will break them down more in countries. I figured I would be leaving something for my grandchildren.


    Has anyone else gotten interested in the topic or is it just me? I thought it might be a fun topic as even the woman at the well with Jesus brought up family heritage.

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    Oh, I LOVE it! Ancestry.com will keep you engaged for hours at a time! I had to give it up.
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    Well at least you have one started... for me I have plenty of time now...I ran into a cousin of mine with doing it and he has a tree out there too...so have touched base with family while doing this which I thought was pretty cool. You are right it can keep you pretty busy. Your records are always there should you decide to take it up again.. I started this almost 20 years ago and didn't do a whole lot on it but I remembered my user name and password I always used back then. So I was able to just add to what I already had entered.

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    Well I found it interesting about surnames and women taking the name of the husband. In China they did this with family names in the BC's, but the woman doesn't take the husbands name rather they will add the husbands name to their own. The Roman Empire started using surnames, but it died out when that empire fell.

    Still, the matter of a wife taking a husband’s surname didn’t surface in English common law until the ninth century, when lawmakers began to consider the legalities surrounding personhood, families, and marriage. Thusly (as they would say), the doctrine of coverture emerged – and women were thereafter considered “one” with their husbands and therefore required to assume the husband’s surname as their own. It was by the 15th century, most people of all ranks had some sort of fixed, hereditary surname.

    What is interesting is the clues we have to this in the Bible to me which I did go searching in scriptures. It was interesting too that searching on the net about it people don't bring up the scriptures that came to me about it. Other than custom do any of you see anything in scriptures that would point to doing this? I do just curious if others see things that would point to it in scriptures.

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