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From: "Linda Merle" <>
Subject: RE: [Sc-Ir] Re: Scotch-Irish-D Digest V05 #160
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 12:06:42 -0700
Unfortunately Billy Kennedy is very good at popularizing but
not good so good on facts. In one of his books he contradicts
himself on one of my ancestors. However since I am writing a
book, I can understand the difficulties of right hand knowing
what the left is doing or knowing if what's on page 35
contradicts what's on page 256.
It should be a clue that he doesn't use footnotes, making it
impossible to trace back any thing he writes.
They also got credibility problems. They are clearly Ferenghi.
Don't use them in your footnotes if you want respect....
>Thanks for enlightening me and sorry for the red herring.
It's unfortunate that we gotta remove the drek before we can
find the gold in our pasts. Though the popularization of the
Ulster Scot/Scotch-Irish <whatever> is nice, unfortunately
it's produced a crop of the same junk. I wince a lot!
The Scotch Irish Society is dedicated to maintaining high
standards of scholarship, which is one reason I stick with
them. They also have very good parties after their bi-annual
conferences. I had to miss the last one.
Since I'm moving to Pittsburgh, maybe we can start up a local
chapter. Of course we'll have short meetings and longer parties,
practicing for the next-post conference libation in two years.
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