And here we all thought you Aussies all traced your lineage back to which felony got your ancestors shipped there!
Nah. The prisoners were all sterile. Australians all trace themselves to the guards.
That would have been true in the 50's but most Aussies now would pay good money to have a "First Fleet" ancestor..and often do..hence my Q about the bone fides of places like ancestry .com etc.
Why the hell would anybody care??
Is anybody really going to impressed by that? Somebody told me something so trivial, it'd be hard not to burst out laughing.
Do the "Daughters of the American Revolution" ring a bell? Might not for you. But they seem to think they're pretty special in the states.
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her Patriot ancestor.[/size]
Seriously, they have a downloadable "Pedigree Chart" that you fill out to include with your application.
Some people really get off on this shit for some reason.
Not heard of "Daughters of the American Revolution" ! I'll google and get back to you.
I feel a WTF moment coming on.