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Old 09-17-2017, 08:39 PM   #61
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This post has really gone b o r I n g .
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:22 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by el gaitero View Post
This post has really gone b o r I n g .

It seems like it has also lived far beyond a reasonable lifespan.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:52 AM   #63
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There's nothing Irish or Scottish in me unless I pour it in.
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:42 PM   #64
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There is the possibility that Rob Roy MacGregor is my 7th great grandfather (take with a block of salt left out for the cows....)

Also a very good chance that I am related to the "Piper" Campbells of Pomquet through my 4th great grandfather, Samuel Campbell, born in Tulloch, Lochaber, Inverness, Scotland and died in Mabou Ridge, Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada. His wife is Jane MacGregor, great granddaughter of Rob Roy MacGregor.

Also related to the author Alastair MacLeod

Related through family marriages to Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac, and Allan "The Ridge" MacDonald, but I did not inherit any of their talents.

I am certain that many Dunsire Members have just as many (or more)talented and famous personages in their ancestry.

It is unfortunate that most of the records of the past focus on the male side of the family for I am certain that the women of the past had just as many talents as their fathers, sons or brothers.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:31 PM   #65
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The great author, Lewis Grizzard, once wrote that "family heritage is a lot like potatoes, the best part is buried underground." I believe Francis Bacon said something similar.
"Tha ceol 'sna maidean, Ma bheir thus' as e. (Ailean Ban, Cinn t-Saile)

"There's music in the sticks, If you can draw it out." (Alan Bain, Kintail and Edinburgh)
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