I love 'em like a love a wet blanket.
This discussion on who discovered America has been fascinating and
pertinent to all who have Irish relatives in the Americas.
On 28/09/2013 9:38 AM, Vma Wiggins wrote:
Don't we all love the people who sit in the darkness and then
I seem to remember 'way back that we had a person who did just that. When
one contributes information or helps in some way, one can ridicule what
others find interesting and educational. Of course there will be some who
are not interested in learning from others. If so they can use the delete
button and let the rest of us, who are interested, continue to be further
With the number joining in, obviously others found it as interesting as I
Thank you D H, and others for your very interesting inputs and links as to
who 'discovered' America. There had to be people living there before it was
'discovered' by strangers in the first place.
Each event, like a pebble in a pond, sends ripples out around the world,
which shaped us into what and who we are today. We try to map the journey
of our peoples and how they lived, explored and travelled and try to
unravel and understand the what, when and why our ancestors left their
birth country to take up living in a new one, sometimes in a community from
their birthplace, others went alone to live amongst strangers.
It is all part of our history and, what is more important, our families
If we don't learn something new each day we have wasted our time.
"Only a genealogist considers a backward step as progress," should be our
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