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Old 12-23-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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I have always found "Family Crests" interesting and have seen several different ones that are supposed to be for my family. I was in KY visiting a very distant cousin when I noticed a beautiful, framed, "Family Crest" on the wall and asked about it because I didn't think we had an "Official" one and had never seen this one. She laughed and said her high school age niece had fretted because we didn't have one and decided she would create one just for fun. Cousin said it had never been out of her house, but years later I saw one very similar to it presented as our Official Family Crest.

Kinda sounds like some people who create family lines just to look more important, doesn't it? Most of us can relate to that, can't we?
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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I have always found "Family Crests" interesting and have seen several different ones that are supposed to be for my family. I was in KY visiting a very distant cousin when I noticed a beautiful, framed, "Family Crest" on the wall and asked about it because I didn't think we had an "Official" one and had never seen this one. She laughed and said her high school age niece had fretted because we didn't have one and decided she would create one just for fun. Cousin said it had never been out of her house, but years later I saw one very similar to it presented as our Official Family Crest.

Kinda sounds like some people who create family lines just to look more important, doesn't it? Most of us can relate to that, can't we?
Kind of like those people who say they are descended from George Washington when he had NO descendants! I also find crests and arms very interesting. See my newest link in the topic for Genealogy Books & Magazines. I have two HUGE books on the nobility and landed gentry which I purchased in an antique books store in Scotland, plus a large, colorful book on the arms & crests of knights. I'll post the full titles later. Getting ready to go out to dinner, LOL!
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:35 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Am eligible for American Revolution ancestors, but have never pursued it. Must be lots of others who just don't join.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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Am eligible for American Revolution ancestors, but have never pursued it. Must be lots of others who just don't join.
Like my husband.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Like my husband.
Same here. Just seems like a lot of bother, LOL!
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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I always figured that these things required money to join..... and I'd rather spend my dough on finding out more about my family, than lording what I do know over every one else.

My sister would have joined if it meant scholarship money for her kid....
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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My 1 ancestor was a Hessian mercenary, 1 was a Quaker, and the rest were either too old/young for the Am. Rev., so while I had ancestors living in the US at the time, none were in the war. And honestly I don't really care, lol.
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