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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Terminology
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:33:43 -0500
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Well, at least the Bears won. It was ugly, but they won nonetheless. I went to bed with 6 minutes left thinking (there I go again) they lost.

The problem, as I see it, is that if I say my great, great, great grandmother, is that my paternal maternal side or vice versa?


----- Original Message -----
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2006 12:51
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Terminology

> I side with your wife...too much thinking, just like the Bears
> against the
> Cardinals. Why wouldn't you just identify the lines cited in
> your note as
> paternal great grandmother or maternal great grandmother?
> The maternal/paternal
> designates which the line and the great, great-great, etc.
> describes the
> position along the line.
> Denny McGirr
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