Monday, November 23, 2009

Wait, Which is it?!

Yesterday, seeing how the Family History Library was open, I went and immersed myself into Now before yesterday I thought that the vast majority of my Mom's side of the family had all immigrated to the United States upon joining the Church, but I found a couple of branches that lived in the New England area for a time. Obviously, I have too look into this more. But do you know what this means? I have Yankee blood in me!

Which now creates some confusion, because my dad's side of the family is all from the South, I even have a great great uncle who served as a confederate soldier and was shot in the leg in 1863.

So I have a very interesting conundrum: Am I a Yankee, or do I want the South to rise again? Obviously, I could go back further, but then I go back into England or the Netherlands, and there's no major provocations there that will cause an identity crisis. So I am unsure.

And another question too, if I go with the South, will I then know why the South wants to rise again? Is that something that all Southerners know from birth? I'm just not sure.

Also, is awesome. Expensive, and thus requires me to use the terminals at the BYU Library, but awesome nonetheless.


TechieGirl said...

Wait so you're a Yank-ederate?

Sam, The Nanti-SARRMM said...

I suppose so. I lean more towards Confederate though.

Amanda said...

there's only an "identity crisis" because you've created one, it doesn't really matter where you came from in my opinion.