Ten Commandments as written by our Ancestors

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  1. thalauafu

    thalauafu R.I.P.

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    Not sure where I should add this.....serious comments or chatterbox corner!!!:p:p

    Ten Commandments as Written by Our Ancestors:

    1. Thou shalt name male children:
    James, John, Joseph, George, Richard,Thomas, William
    2. Thou shalt name female children:
    Elizabeth, Eliza, Mary, Martha, Maria, Sarah, Jane, May
    3. Thou shalt leave NO trace of female children.
    4. Thou shalt, after naming children from the above lists, call them by strange nicknames such as: Bessie, Peggy, Nelly,Polly, Dolly, ---making them difficult to trace.
    5. Thou shalt NOT use any middle names on any legal documents or census reports, and only where necessary, you may use only initial on legal documents.
    6. Thou shalt learn to sign all documents illegibly so that your surname can be spelled, or misspelled, in various ways: Hicks, Hicks, Hix, Hixe, Hucks, Kicks or marry into Smith, Jones, Williams Brown, Taylor, Nguyen, Johnson, Martin, Wilson, White,
    7. Thou shalt, after no more then 3 generations, make sure that all family records are lost, misplaced, burned in a court house fire, or buried so that NO future trace of them can be found.
    8. Thou shalt propagate misleading legends, rumors, & vague innuendo regarding your place of origination
    a. we may have come from : England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales.
    b. we may have American Indian ancestry of the______tribe.
    c. we may have descended from one of three brothers that came over from__.
    9. Thou shalt leave NO cemetery records, or headstones with legible names.
    10. Thou shalt leave NO family Bible with records of birth, marriages, or deaths.
    11. Thou shalt ALWAYS flip thy name around. If born James Albert, thou must make all the rest of thy records in the names of Albert, AJ, JA, AL, Bert, Bart, or Alfred. or Alf
    12. Thou must also flip thy parent's names when making reference to them, although "Unknown" or a blank line is an acceptable alternative.
    13. Thou shalt name at least 5 generations of males, and dozens of their cousins with identical names in order to totally confuse researchers.
    14. And don't forget to change your surname all together. 'Now I dare them to find me!"

    An oldie but worth a repeat anytime I reckon! :D:D
     
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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    That sounds about right! :D
     
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    15. Thou shalt not demonstrate any accuracy in counting the years of thy life, or the years of any other person's life. (Or the number of commandments :p)
     
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    :DThat is definitely a serious comment, and completely true
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Lovely avatar Elsie'sgirl.
     
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    Thank you, taken on the same day as the last one, me with my Mum this time
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    16. Male children shall endeavour to marry outside of their home parish, thus rendering it impossible to trace the families of their wives.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    About what we've come to expect of males sadly.
     
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