So, I have officially started a project that I have been contemplating for some time. I am intending to see if I can find all of my immigrant ancestors: trace every line until it leaves the United States. I have had some difficulty, some lines go back for 15 generations, and about a quarter of them stop somewhere in Colonial America (usually in Massachusetts in the 1600’s). But I have so far got about 3/8ths of the way through my project.
But I have stumbled on a problem: Now, don’t get me wrong. I like Canadians. In fact my last week has been full of them; from a Canadian Doctor and his Secretary that I sat next to during a conference in Phoenix I attended this week, to Sister Giang, Sister Alexis Pomeroy’s newest companion. And, of course, my favorite Canadian, Brad Spotswood, came down from Rexburg with his wife and spent the weekend with us while they were looking for a place to stay here in Salt Lake City.
But despite all of the warm fuzzies that Canada usually give me, I do have a dilemma. Do I count an ancestor moving from Canada to the United States as an immigrant, or should I trace the line back until the came from some other country? And what about the ancestor I found who came from Denmark to England for one generation before coming to the US? Are they Danish or English?
Anyway, I was just hoping for your opinions. Go ahead an leave a comment and tell me what you think.