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From: "Steven Gibbs" <>
Subject: Re: Lewis Conklin, b. late 1800's, d. early 1950's, Morris Co., NJ
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 15:47:40 +0100
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<> wrote in message
> Someone who looks an awful lot like Steven Gibbs
> > <> wrote in message
> > news:ad2lkg$tu7hg$5@ID-134476.news.dfncis.de...
> >> Well, the more precision the better, right? Why let some future
> > generation
> >> have to figure it out?
> > Because it's wrong. If a place was in Wales, then it wasn't in
> No, that would be taking your missing of my point to some extreme.
> An example - for a time, Norway was under the control of the Danish
> government, yet it was still called Norway. So, someone born there
> would be listed as name/farm/parish/fylke/country.
Which is the parallel I was looking for but couldn't find. Your
description of a Welsh place as "somewhere, Wales, England" (which was
the point I noted in this thread, but seems to have got snipped
somewhere along the line!) would be the same as "parish, fylke, Norway,
> However, I have
> a ggg'father born on the island of Sylt, which at the time was
> but today is part of Germany. It would be offensive to him to write
> his birthplace as "Sylt, Germany", because it was Danish when he was
> born there. (his leaving coincides with Germany taking it over, as
> well). So, the location for his birth in my records reads "Sylt,
> Lat/Long (numbers), in the year 2000 is called Sylt, Germany".
> Similarly, my ancestors from Gumbinnen, East Prussia, are listed with
> birthplace as that. In the notes, I give lat/long, and mention that
> called "Gusev, Russia" in the year 2000.
with which I'm broadly in agreement.
> That's my point, not debating if Wales was or was not part of England
> in whatever year in the 1500's.