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  • peppeek peppeek Feb 4, 2013 11:04 AM Flag

    When, where from, and why did your ancestors move to America?

    I have my ancestor's stories, from middle Europe, about 1890-1906, for a better life.

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    • My family met them at the shore.

      • 1 Reply to orri1934
      • "Today many arriving here"

        are very much like those who arrived previously. And they are subject to the same discrimination your immigrant ancestors were subjected to by the decedents of the waves of immigrants that preceded them.

        Here's what I want you to do. Anytime the words "this time is different" pop into your head, smack yourself and realize that, no, this time is the same. Your immigrant ancestors are no different than the immigrants entering the country today. The direction, the language, the culture, the times may be different, but it is the same. The same immigrant spirit, the same hard work, the same huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

    • My great, great, great, grandfather came to Connecticut in 1740 to work as an indentured servant (slave) for seven years in exchange for his passage, board, and room. He only served 4 years because he married the masters daughter and was given a small farm as a wedding present.

      • 1 Reply to wilkes71
      • A slave can be interpreted many ways, but the ones from Africa were bought and sold as property. They weren't indentured servants. My point is we all came here at different times, didn't we. There is no perceived ownership based on length of time here, like many, mainly on the right, seem to think they have.

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