Scotch-Irish-L ArchivesArchiver > Scotch-Irish > 2002-03 > 1016331881
Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] phone book for Northern Ireland
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 18:24:41 -0800
>Any suggestions for
>how to approach those of the same name who live in the village
>from which my ancestors emigrated?
<grin>. I'd avoid mentioning religion until the last possible
moment. It might never come up. I suspect they'll assume your
ancestor's religion, if related to them, is the same as theirs.
Unless of course.....they remember <grin>. And maybe you'll
learn, if they do.
>to mention that gggrandfather was purportedly a Catholic who m. a
>good Presbyterian girl? Seriously, any ideas?? SSAE? Money?
Just don't bring up religion. My impression is that over
there it's your private business. If the families are still around
and have, except for your family <grin>, retained their traditional
religion, they'll know anyhow.