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From: Edward Andrews <>
Subject: Re: Scotch-Irish Surnames
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 09:46:09 +0100
> Please add HILL - although I'm not sure if my Hill folk were Scotch-Irish or
> English-Irish, I have not researched much in Ireland yet.
> Also ANDERSON - although I think my Anderson line is from James E. Anderson
> who was born 1690 in Scotland, coming to America in 1709, settling in
> Schuylkill two, Chester County PA.
> Marilyn Hill Mansouria
> Hayward, California
Can I call "STOP" here. and ask just what we are doing here, except
waste of bandwidth and archive space.
Are we producing a list of the names of people with Scottish names
who once lived in Ireland, and who went to America?
Are we seeing who is going to write to the list making a claim of
What is the validity of the list which you are producing?
If I remember, the original request was for a list of the original
settlers. This is a matter of historic fact, and is in the records -
for at least some of them - the rest is speculation.
I am not picking on the above offering, but it is an example of the
lack of clarity of thinking which is taking place.
There are Hills in Scotland. There are Hills in Ireland. I have no
doubt that some Hills will have moved from Scotland to Ireland, and
eventually on to America. I am sure that there are some Hills that are
alive with the sound of music.
The same with Anderson. I am sure that some Andersons went directly
to America from Scotland, while others passed through Ireland.
What will the list eventually be? It will not be a list of S-I
surnames. It will be a list of S-I surnames which are known about by
those subscribers to the list who have bothered to post them.
Not only is it bad genealogy, it is also boring, for there is nothing
worse than a list of names stripped of their context.
I suggest that we also list the makes of cars owned by SI, or Car
registration numbers, or something equally riveting.
This is not an invitation to start a thread about the most useless
thing that we could do no this list.
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