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    1. [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Re: Interest in Migrating?
    2. maschfam
    3. Not interested. Thank you for asking.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy Tablet -------- Original message --------From: Jim Jackson <[email protected]> Date: 2/14/20 12:55 PM (GMT-08:00) To: [email protected] Subject: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Interest in Migrating? I just thought I would check to see if there is sufficient interest inmigrating this list to groups.io where we can get a fresh start and perhapsbring new life to the group.Your reply and degree of interest will be greatly appreciated.  March 2marks the end of Rootsweb email activity although the archives are promisedto be still available after that date.Best wishes,Jim "Pops" Jackson_______________________________________________Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebprefUnsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY  Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blogRootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/14/2020 04:26:35
    1. [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Interest in Migrating?
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. I just thought I would check to see if there is sufficient interest in migrating this list to groups.io where we can get a fresh start and perhaps bring new life to the group. Your reply and degree of interest will be greatly appreciated. March 2 marks the end of Rootsweb email activity although the archives are promised to be still available after that date. Best wishes, Jim "Pops" Jackson

    02/14/2020 01:55:31
    1. [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Notice about Rootsweb Lists
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. This has been received from the Rootsweb administration: Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state. Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb. As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this community. Sincerely, The RootsWeb team We are presently setting up email groups at https://groups.io/. If there is interest in migrating this list to groups.io please respond to this message to that effect ASAP. With heavy hearts, Jim and Di

    01/15/2020 05:16:54
    1. [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Help Keep This List Active
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. We just wanted to encourage you all to make use of this list in your family searches. A large number of Rootsweb lists have been made inactive due to no messages over a period of time. We want to keep as many lists active as we possibly can and your participation will help toward that goal. If you have a "brick wall" in your family search, send in a message with as much information as you have and let's see if someone may be able to help fill in those blanks. Best wishes, Jim and Di

    09/03/2019 01:28:36
    1. [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Travel to England
    2. Robert Rothenbuhler
    3. Hi List, Plan to travel to England in September to visit family. There will be four of us. Going to take a side trip to Ireland and Switzerland. Will fly from BWI in Maryland to Gatwick Airport in England. On the side trip to Ireland we will drive. On the side trip to Switzerland, will need to fly. Would anyone know where in England we would fly from? Is it one of the smaller airports? Plan to fly to Berne, Switzerland. What would the cost be for the flight from England to Berne What's the weather like in those areas in September? Any comments, suggestions, help, and ideas would be appreciated. Thanks, Robert Rothenbuhler

    03/13/2013 06:40:40
    1. [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Nicola Benedetti?
    2. _http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicola_Benedetti_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicola_Benedetti) Is mise le meas, Gobnait Más mall, is mithid! Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by! W.B.Yeats' tombstone _New novel by John A. A. Logan_ (http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Thomas-Ford-ebook/dp/B006Q68W7U) -The Survival of Thomas Ford _Amazon uk version_ (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Survival-Thomas-Ford-ebook/dp/B006Q68W7U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1325508503&sr=1-1) _Download Free Kindle Software for your PC_ (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000426311&tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=7893047648&ref=pd_sl _3ies3d4yuc_b) _www.johnaalogan.com_ (http://www.johnaalogan.com/) _www.theorangepiguk.com_ (http://www.theorangepiguk.com/) In a message dated 3/11/2012 7:10:12 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [email protected] writes: One thing I do remember is that she was playing the theme song from either the travel channel or discovery channel. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Rothenbuhler" <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 4:44 PM Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin > She could be Italian. I saw her on one of the channels on TV over a year > ago. As I mentioned, she was wearing a long red dress and I think it > might have been a commercial for one of the travel channels. I was able > to also watch it on my computer. As she was playing the background was > all over Europe. > What I saw was not Stirling and Graham. > > robert > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Karen Lee" <[email protected]> > To: <[email protected]> > Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:42 PM > Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin > > >> Not sure about her origins, but Stirling and Graham (who made the video >> in >> Utah) sound Scot. So does the music. >> >> I looked for some time on youtube. Found a few girls in red playing >> violin. >> None seemed Greek. Several were oriental. Ran out of time. >> >> PS -- Most of the Greek violin music seems played by men. I'm sure there >> are >> some women who play here, esp in symphony orchestras, but they weren't on >> the top pages on y-tube. >> >> Karen Lee >> Athens, GR >> >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: [email protected] >> [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of >> [email protected] >> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:40 AM >> To: [email protected] >> Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin >> >> Try this site: >> >> _http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs_ >> (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs) >> >> >> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >> [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' >> without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message >> >> >> ----- >> No virus found in this message. >> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com >> Version: 2012.0.1913 / Virus Database: 2114/4864 - Release Date: 03/11/12 >> > ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/16/2012 02:10:29
    1. Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin
    2. Karen Lee
    3. Not sure about her origins, but Stirling and Graham (who made the video in Utah) sound Scot. So does the music. I looked for some time on youtube. Found a few girls in red playing violin. None seemed Greek. Several were oriental. Ran out of time. PS -- Most of the Greek violin music seems played by men. I'm sure there are some women who play here, esp in symphony orchestras, but they weren't on the top pages on y-tube. Karen Lee Athens, GR -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of [email protected] Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:40 AM To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin Try this site: _http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs_ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs)

    03/11/2012 03:42:58
    1. Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin
    2. Robert Rothenbuhler
    3. One thing I do remember is that she was playing the theme song from either the travel channel or discovery channel. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Rothenbuhler" <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 4:44 PM Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin > She could be Italian. I saw her on one of the channels on TV over a year > ago. As I mentioned, she was wearing a long red dress and I think it > might have been a commercial for one of the travel channels. I was able > to also watch it on my computer. As she was playing the background was > all over Europe. > What I saw was not Stirling and Graham. > > robert > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Karen Lee" <[email protected]> > To: <[email protected]> > Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:42 PM > Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin > > >> Not sure about her origins, but Stirling and Graham (who made the video >> in >> Utah) sound Scot. So does the music. >> >> I looked for some time on youtube. Found a few girls in red playing >> violin. >> None seemed Greek. Several were oriental. Ran out of time. >> >> PS -- Most of the Greek violin music seems played by men. I'm sure there >> are >> some women who play here, esp in symphony orchestras, but they weren't on >> the top pages on y-tube. >> >> Karen Lee >> Athens, GR >> >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: [email protected] >> [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of >> [email protected] >> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:40 AM >> To: [email protected] >> Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin >> >> Try this site: >> >> _http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs_ >> (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs) >> >> >> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >> [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' >> without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message >> >> >> ----- >> No virus found in this message. >> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com >> Version: 2012.0.1913 / Virus Database: 2114/4864 - Release Date: 03/11/12 >> >

    03/11/2012 12:09:59
    1. Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin
    2. Robert Rothenbuhler
    3. She could be Italian. I saw her on one of the channels on TV over a year ago. As I mentioned, she was wearing a long red dress and I think it might have been a commercial for one of the travel channels. I was able to also watch it on my computer. As she was playing the background was all over Europe. What I saw was not Stirling and Graham. robert ----- Original Message ----- From: "Karen Lee" <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:42 PM Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin > Not sure about her origins, but Stirling and Graham (who made the video in > Utah) sound Scot. So does the music. > > I looked for some time on youtube. Found a few girls in red playing > violin. > None seemed Greek. Several were oriental. Ran out of time. > > PS -- Most of the Greek violin music seems played by men. I'm sure there > are > some women who play here, esp in symphony orchestras, but they weren't on > the top pages on y-tube. > > Karen Lee > Athens, GR > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: [email protected] > [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of > [email protected] > Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:40 AM > To: [email protected] > Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin > > Try this site: > > _http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs_ > (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs) > > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without > the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > ----- > No virus found in this message. > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > Version: 2012.0.1913 / Virus Database: 2114/4864 - Release Date: 03/11/12 >

    03/11/2012 10:44:23
    1. Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin
    2. Try this site: _http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs_ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs) In a message dated 3/10/2012 2:21:36 P.M. Central Standard Time, [email protected] writes: This may be the wrong place to ask, but...... Awhile back I watched on either the Travel or Discovery channel a girl in a long red dress playing the violin. She was very good and she looked Greek. Has anyone seen this? I would like to watch her again but can't locate it. Would anyone know what I can go to watch this? Thanks. robert rothenbuhler [email protected] ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    03/10/2012 12:40:01
    1. Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin
    2. Robert Rothenbuhler
    3. No, it wasn't Lindsey Sterling.... ----- Original Message ----- From: <[email protected]> To: <[email protected]> Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2012 6:40 PM Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin > Try this site: > > _http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs_ > (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp63nbOfxgs) > > > In a message dated 3/10/2012 2:21:36 P.M. Central Standard Time, > [email protected] writes: > > This may be the wrong place to ask, but...... > > Awhile back I watched on either the Travel or Discovery channel a girl in > a long red dress playing the violin. She was very good and she looked > Greek. > Has anyone seen this? I would like to watch her again but can't locate > it. Would anyone know what I can go to watch this? Thanks. > > robert rothenbuhler > [email protected] > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without > the quotes in the > subject and the body of the message > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without > the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > ----- > No virus found in this message. > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > Version: 2012.0.1913 / Virus Database: 2114/4863 - Release Date: 03/10/12 >

    03/10/2012 12:07:18
    1. [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Girl Playing Violin
    2. Robert Rothenbuhler
    3. This may be the wrong place to ask, but...... Awhile back I watched on either the Travel or Discovery channel a girl in a long red dress playing the violin. She was very good and she looked Greek. Has anyone seen this? I would like to watch her again but can't locate it. Would anyone know what I can go to watch this? Thanks. robert rothenbuhler [email protected]

    03/10/2012 07:20:32
    1. Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE Digest, Vol 5, Issue 1
    2. Salemme & Montaldo
    3. Hi Diane, I sent you a message -as karen did- I live in Italy and I'll reply if someone ask for help RE Italy. Tanks again Giulio ------ Original Message ------ Received: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 09:14:14 AM CET From: [email protected] To: [email protected] Subject: GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE Digest, Vol 5, Issue 1 Today's Topics: 1. Hi there (Diane) 2. Re: Hi there (Karen Lee) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 11:01:27 +0000 From: Diane <[email protected]> Subject: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Hi there To: [email protected] Message-ID: <[email protected]> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Hi there, Diane list admin here. Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! Hoping to hear from you soon. Diane list admin ------------------------------ Message: 2 Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 01:17:50 +0200 From: "Karen Lee" <[email protected]> Subject: Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Hi there To: <[email protected]> Message-ID: <[email protected]> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Diane, Thanks for asking. I only reply when someone needs info re coming to Greece, where I reside (have resided since 1985). It's been quite a while since I traveled to the UK on a regular basis, so no recent info there. Glad you're trying to revive interest, though. There are so many new, shiny toys in the social media/ e-market, we forget to use the simple ones like specialty lists for specific info. I assume if anyone asks about travel to/in Greece, it will come through the listserve. And I'll answer what I can. I have a number of useful resources, e.g. traditional dance in Greece, which is also the current HQ of the International Dance Council (CID) with radiating links to other dance and art/music forms. And there's more. So don't limit questions to dance. Karen Lee Athens, GR -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Diane Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 1:01 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Hi there Hi there, Diane list admin here. Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! Hoping to hear from you soon. Diane list admin ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message ------------------------------ To contact the GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE list administrator, send an email to [email protected] To post a message to the GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE mailing list, send an email to [email protected] __________________________________________________________ To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the email with no additional text. End of GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE Digest, Vol 5, Issue 1 ***********************************************

    02/26/2012 10:55:38
    1. Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Hi there
    2. Karen Lee
    3. Diane, Thanks for asking. I only reply when someone needs info re coming to Greece, where I reside (have resided since 1985). It's been quite a while since I traveled to the UK on a regular basis, so no recent info there. Glad you're trying to revive interest, though. There are so many new, shiny toys in the social media/ e-market, we forget to use the simple ones like specialty lists for specific info. I assume if anyone asks about travel to/in Greece, it will come through the listserve. And I'll answer what I can. I have a number of useful resources, e.g. traditional dance in Greece, which is also the current HQ of the International Dance Council (CID) with radiating links to other dance and art/music forms. And there's more. So don't limit questions to dance. Karen Lee Athens, GR -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Diane Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 1:01 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Hi there Hi there, Diane list admin here. Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! Hoping to hear from you soon. Diane list admin ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/25/2012 06:17:50
    1. [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Hi there
    2. Diane
    3. Hi there, Diane list admin here. Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! Hoping to hear from you soon. Diane list admin

    02/25/2012 04:01:27
    1. Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] visiting the land where family lived --
    2. Mona
    3. Hi Amy, When I graduated from college, one of my goals was to visit Germany and the villages of my ancestors. Forty years later (2002) I was finally able to make the trip. And by then, I had identified the home village of each of my immigrant ancestors -- and the last one was just a year before we made the trip! It was the churches that provided the "touch points" for me. Except for one house (the one my grandfather grew up in), the churches were the only buildings that knew had been part of my ancestor's lives. One in particular had some old pews in the balcony. It was there that I realized that I might be sitting on the very seat that my g-grandfather had sat. The baptismal fonts, too, were connections points for me. For my hubby, the tapestry on the floor of a church was dated early enough to have been in place long before his ancestors left that town. Wheat fields and pastures on the plains in present-day Poland seemed much like grain fields in Illinois and Nebraska where my great-grandfathers farmed, and I could imagine their sense of familiarity with the land in the US when they reached the plains. The memories of visiting there remain a treasure for me. -- Mona Houser [email protected] Our Family -- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~monajo/ Nahausen Families – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~monajo/nah/ My Database – http://wc.rootsweb.com/~monahouser Buffalo County NEGenWeb --www.rootsweb.com/~nebuffal/

    02/07/2011 05:06:49
    1. Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] visiting the land where family lived --
    2. Amy Gray
    3. Hi Bill, Thank you for writing back. Can I ask for details -- where did your ancestors create history? (I was at the Culloden battlefield in late November -- it was compelling to imagine -- and a very vivid vistor's center video brought it to life! How far back were you researching and how much did you learn by traveling to these locations? I am very interested in details about how people read landscapes for clues about their family history. When I visited Biggar and Edinburgh and Sterling, those places did not resonate with me as much as the small township of Gartly in Aberdeenshire, because it was so small and must not have changed much since my grandfather left 150 years ago. I don't know localities as well for my Irish ancestors, since so many of those records have been lost. Snow kept us from small towns in England where my grandparents married in 1838, so we'll have to return. Please feel free to share my email addresses with anyone you know who has traveled for genealogical research! Amy On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Bill Webb <[email protected]> wrote: > Hi Amy: > > Great idea... I am sure there is something to your thesis that can be > developed further. Reading about location is one thing but to stand in the > same town, street, place where your ancestors created history is a powerful > experience. > > We have tried to physically trace our grandparents route from Scotland to > USA through Canada with good success. Scotland is great, everything is made > of stone so much of it is still there intact to see after 100's of years. > We > found that the geography/land forced decisions to leave the agricultural > lifestyle and move into the cities (Boston) or leave your home land for USA > (Ellis Island). > > Years later, our dau decided to attend university in Scotland instead of > the > USA, so she could be closer to her heritage. We have > Joined a DNA Ancestry group that links relatives thru DNA matches and that > is very interesting since the matches cover a great geography than what was > passed down thru family stories. > > Good Luck with your studies, would like to see the final > results..........Bill Webb > > -----Original Message----- > From: [email protected] > [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Amy Gray > Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 5:42 PM > To: [email protected] > Subject: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] visiting the land where family lived -- > > Hello everyone, > > > I am interested in hearing from individuals who have traveled to the places > where grandparents and ancestors lived - places you did not know your > family > lived before you began your research. > > > Even though I knew no family stories about these places, I have sometimes > felt a connection (and sometimes did not) and I always felt that seeing the > land gave me better understanding of my ancestors and how they lived, from > the contours to landmarks to type of agriculture in the area..such as > seeing > a 154-year-old pub in Aberdeen, Scotland just two blocks from where my > grandfather lived when he died 110 years ago - it was exciting! > > > In Besch, Germany, the bartender in a pub examined the surnames in my > family > tree and looked through a phone book, called a distant cousin who came to > meet me! She held the a family postcard I had from the 1920s and matched it > to a row of houses across the street to present day ones rebuilt after WWII > bombs destroyed the town. > > > A few months ago, I found a tower house near Wigtown, Scotland from a > family > clan and could not believe I was looking at a structure where my family had > lived 700 years ago! I would love to hear similar stories, discoveries > made. > Just walking the streets of Metz, France, where my great-grandfather spent > his childhood -- gave me a sense of his life; he died six years before I > was > born and was not a talkative man, so my family can't tell me much about his > childhood. And seeing family names on mailboxes and businesses in Leuzigen, > Switzerland, where my great-great grandparents lived in the 1860s before > coming to the US -- that was a real thrill! > > > I am a doctoral student in Geography at Indiana University and am thinking > about writing a paper on genealogical connections to landscapes. I would > love to hear any experiences and oberrvations you are willing to share. > Thank you very much in advance! > > > Amy Miller Gray > > [email protected] > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without > the quotes in the subject and the body of the message > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without > the quotes in the subject and the body of the message >

    02/07/2011 09:51:20
    1. Re: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] visiting the land where family lived --
    2. Bill Webb
    3. Hi Amy: Great idea... I am sure there is something to your thesis that can be developed further. Reading about location is one thing but to stand in the same town, street, place where your ancestors created history is a powerful experience. We have tried to physically trace our grandparents route from Scotland to USA through Canada with good success. Scotland is great, everything is made of stone so much of it is still there intact to see after 100's of years. We found that the geography/land forced decisions to leave the agricultural lifestyle and move into the cities (Boston) or leave your home land for USA (Ellis Island). Years later, our dau decided to attend university in Scotland instead of the USA, so she could be closer to her heritage. We have Joined a DNA Ancestry group that links relatives thru DNA matches and that is very interesting since the matches cover a great geography than what was passed down thru family stories. Good Luck with your studies, would like to see the final results..........Bill Webb -----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Amy Gray Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 5:42 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] visiting the land where family lived -- Hello everyone, I am interested in hearing from individuals who have traveled to the places where grandparents and ancestors lived - places you did not know your family lived before you began your research. Even though I knew no family stories about these places, I have sometimes felt a connection (and sometimes did not) and I always felt that seeing the land gave me better understanding of my ancestors and how they lived, from the contours to landmarks to type of agriculture in the area..such as seeing a 154-year-old pub in Aberdeen, Scotland just two blocks from where my grandfather lived when he died 110 years ago - it was exciting! In Besch, Germany, the bartender in a pub examined the surnames in my family tree and looked through a phone book, called a distant cousin who came to meet me! She held the a family postcard I had from the 1920s and matched it to a row of houses across the street to present day ones rebuilt after WWII bombs destroyed the town. A few months ago, I found a tower house near Wigtown, Scotland from a family clan and could not believe I was looking at a structure where my family had lived 700 years ago! I would love to hear similar stories, discoveries made. Just walking the streets of Metz, France, where my great-grandfather spent his childhood -- gave me a sense of his life; he died six years before I was born and was not a talkative man, so my family can't tell me much about his childhood. And seeing family names on mailboxes and businesses in Leuzigen, Switzerland, where my great-great grandparents lived in the 1860s before coming to the US -- that was a real thrill! I am a doctoral student in Geography at Indiana University and am thinking about writing a paper on genealogical connections to landscapes. I would love to hear any experiences and oberrvations you are willing to share. Thank you very much in advance! Amy Miller Gray [email protected] ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/07/2011 02:52:44
    1. [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] visiting the land where family lived --
    2. Amy Gray
    3. Hello everyone, I am interested in hearing from individuals who have traveled to the places where grandparents and ancestors lived – places you did not know your family lived before you began your research. Even though I knew no family stories about these places, I have sometimes felt a connection (and sometimes did not) and I always felt that seeing the land gave me better understanding of my ancestors and how they lived, from the contours to landmarks to type of agriculture in the area….such as seeing a 154-year-old pub in Aberdeen, Scotland just two blocks from where my grandfather lived when he died 110 years ago – it was exciting! In Besch, Germany, the bartender in a pub examined the surnames in my family tree and looked through a phone book, called a distant cousin who came to meet me! She held the a family postcard I had from the 1920s and matched it to a row of houses across the street to present day ones rebuilt after WWII bombs destroyed the town. A few months ago, I found a tower house near Wigtown, Scotland from a family clan and could not believe I was looking at a structure where my family had lived 700 years ago! I would love to hear similar stories, discoveries made. Just walking the streets of Metz, France, where my great-grandfather spent his childhood -- gave me a sense of his life; he died six years before I was born and was not a talkative man, so my family can't tell me much about his childhood. And seeing family names on mailboxes and businesses in Leuzigen, Switzerland, where my great-great grandparents lived in the 1860s before coming to the US -- that was a real thrill! I am a doctoral student in Geography at Indiana University and am thinking about writing a paper on genealogical connections to landscapes. I would love to hear any experiences and oberrvations you are willing to share. Thank you very much in advance! Amy Miller Gray [email protected]

    02/06/2011 10:41:49
    1. [GEN-TRAVEL-EUROPE] Travel to UK
    2. Robert Rothenbuhler
    3. Hi List, Planning a trip to England and have a couple of questions. What is the average costs of a B&B per night? What is the cost of the ferry to Ireland? What is the price of gas per gal? Any comments would be appreciated. thanks, robert

    09/24/2010 05:15:31