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From: Lois Yunker <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] LDS familysearch.org ~ terminalogy
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 19:39:45 -0500
How about the "Old Sod"? and they were referring to Scotland.
My grandparents died when I was 5 and 9 so I don't remember what they
called it but my grandfather's sister and husband referred to it as the
The standing family joke--my great-aunt told her husband that when she died
, she wanted to be buried in the "old sod" and her husband replied, "Of
course, Dear, but we'll try you here first."
At 03:13 PM 1/20/2008 -0800, you wrote:
>Actually, to add to your banter, in my family, who have ancestors (
>Grandparents), that moved to Canada, in the 1920's or so, refer to England,
>Scotland etc. as the "Old Country". My grandparents used to call it that
>as well, and they were from Aberdeen. I myself, and only speaking for
>myself, don't take offence at any of this.
> Not to be picky, but just to make things clear, actually, if you look in
>the Wikipedia on the Internet, the Free encyclopaedia,
>"The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional
>monarchy, compromising four constituent continents-
>England, Northern Ireland,Scotland, and Wales. with Eliz. II as head of
>State. The Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
>formerly possession of the crown are not part of the UK, but form a federacy
>with it. The UK has 14 overseas territories........etc. as per the Internet
>under United Kingdom. But, I thank you for your remarks as I did not know
>all of this until your remarks, and this made me go check it out myself.
> I myself am guilty, if that is what you want to call it, of using this
>expression UK also, but I do love the old term "Old Country", which is
>something that I have heard Scotland called since I was a young child.
> Perhaps this is why Nova Scotia was referred to as New Scotland as there
>were many families that moved there, but not limited to Nova Scotia, and the
>eastern provinces, but in the western provinces too.
> There are plenty of sites that have the Census on it, and do not have to
>refer to the LDS site always. I have just discovered, but I am sure that
>many have used it also, findmypast.com ( not to plug it ), but I have just
>discovered many records of my Grandparents and Aunts that came over to
>Canada in 1921 and they also have the Free 1881 Census, ( but not sure, as
>many of our records, may not be completely documented here). This does not
>state British Census, though. I think most of us realize, that we refer to
>English,Scottish ( not Scotch), Irish etc. etc. I am not sure that I have
>ever heard myself referred to as a "colonist".
> Just another opinion.
>Judy Anderson nee Stables ( with ancestors in the UK)
>South Surrey, B.C. Canada
>Canadian, and proud of it!!
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Trena" <>
>Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:35 PM
>Subject: [ABERDEEN] LDS familysearch.org ~ terminalogy
> > To those residents of: Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle
> > of Man, Channel Islands, Lundy .. etc etc ...
> > FYI
> > Unfortunately in the USA (and with some of us in Canada, who ought to know
> > better!) everything your way is referred to as the "UK" or "British".
> > This is why the words "British Census" will be found within the LDS'
> > Family Search web site, although the web site does not include the
> > Scottish census.
> > It's sort of like people (see countries listed above) on your side of the
> > Atlantic calling the USA "America" or referring to those who live in the
> > USA as "Americans". There are 3 Americas in the Western Hemisphere;
> > North, Central and South America. There are 3 countries in North America;
> > Canada, USA and Mexico. Central America also has 7 separate countries,
> > with South America having 13(?) separate countries. That's at least 23
> > countries in the Americas and makes all of us "American". Canada is the
> > largest country in the Americas and second largest in the world.
> > Those who reside in the USA are actually "USians", much the same as those
> > of us in Canada are "Canadians" and those in Mexico are "Mexicans". Just
> > as some in Scotland, Wales and/or England etc become upset when they are
> > 'lumped together' as being "British" .. so do some of us on this side
> > become upset when the words "American" and "America" are mis-used. I'm
> > one of them who certainly does!
> > Oh .. and by the way, Canada has not been a "Colony" since 1867! So some
> > of us aren't too happy to hear ourselves referred to as "Colonists" or
> > from the "Colonies"! We are officially - "The Dominion of Canada".
> > [Also FYI, we don't use the words "Red Indians" either .. it's "The
> > First People", "The First Nations", "Native", "Aboriginal" or even
> > "Indian" in some cases, but never "Red Indian".]
> > Toni ~ Ontario Canada
> > (Born in New Scotland - aka Nova Scotia)
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