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  • If their ancestors had been carried out to sea once or twice by a flood and safely drifted as far as the Galapagos Islands" (Wallace), "they must have been numerous on the continent" (Rothschild and Hartert).
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  • At the graves of national heroes or ancestors worship was paid.
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  • It had ancestors in a flourishing condition during the Secondary epoch.
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  • Brauer, that the Thysanura represent more nearly than any other existing insects the ancestors of the class, has been accepted by the great majority of students.
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  • His ancestors, it is believed, came from Scotland, and settled at Bayonne when that region was occupied by the English.
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  • And with a Frenchman's easy and naive frankness the captain told Pierre the story of his ancestors, his childhood, youth, and manhood, and all about his relations and his financial and family affairs, "ma pauvre mere" playing of course an important part in the story.
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  • You may find out something about your ancestors you did not know.
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  • The Mowbray match had already brought to the Howards the representation of an elder line of the Fitzalan earls, who sat in the seats of their ancestors, the Aubignys and Warennes, great earls near akin to their sovereigns.
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  • And the whore hung up before I could tell her what I thought of her and her ancestors back to Mrs. Adam!
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  • They have an ancient spear which they believe was brought from Samoa, and they actually name the valley from which their ancestors started.
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  • Necessarily, according to the theory of natural selection, structures either are present because they are selected as useful or because they are still inherited from ancestors to whom they were useful, though no longer useful to the existing representatives of those ancestors.
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  • His own family was of great antiquity, his ancestors having been hereditary ministerials of the bishop of Worms since the time of Ekbert the chamberlain, who founded in i 119 the Augustinian monastery of Frankenthal and died in 1132.
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  • Its earliest known ancestors were the Iberians.
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  • Many ancient cultures have legends that their ancestors originated from the Pleiades.
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  • If you know where your ancestors lived, you may be able to find his name on a statue.
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  • The first post-Darwinian systematists naturally and without reflexion accepted of' the idea that existing simpler forms represent stages i n the gradual progress of development - are in fact survivors from past ages which have retained the exact grade of development which their ancestors had reached in past ages.
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  • If the Roman aristocracy of his time had lost much of the virtue and of the governing qualities of their ancestors, they showed in the last years before the establishment of monarchy a taste for intellectual culture which might have made Rome as great in literature as in arms and law.
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  • McCall Theal states that the ancestors of the tribes living in what is now Natal and Zululand were acquainted with the regimental system and the method of attack in crescent shape formation in the 17th century.
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  • His ancestors had been celebrated as physicians for several generations, and his son was afterwards held by the Arabians to be even more eminent in his profession than Avenzoar himself.
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  • Under such conditions the deeply-rooted nature of the blood-sucking instinct is most remarkable; for insects whose ancestors for many generations may not have tasted blood will seek for it with the utmost keenness and pertinacity so soon as an opportunity presents itself.
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  • The population (about 39,000) is divided into two classes- orang burger or citizens, and orang negri or villagers, the former being a class of native origin enjoying certain privileges conferred on their ancestors by the old Dutch East India Company.
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  • For the history of the Hebrews the life of Abraham is of the same value as other stories of traditional ancestors.
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  • His family came from Livonia, one of his ancestors having been burgomaster of Riga.
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  • Of these two kinds of genetic and adaptive resemblance, homogeny is the warp composed of the vertical, hereditary strands, which connect animals with their ancestors and their successors, while analogy is the woof, composed of the horizontal strands which tie animals together by their superficial resemblances.
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  • The Roman Catholic religion was enforced at the time of the conquest, but a large percentage of the natives may still be considered semi-pagan, the gods of their ancestors being worshipped in secret, and the forms and tenets of the dominant faith, which they but faintly comprehend, being largely adulterated with superstitions and practices of pagan origin.
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  • Kandahar was occupied, and Shah Shuja reinstated on the throne of his ancestors.
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  • The gods of clans were probably the spirits of the ancestors in their own line.
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  • He then proceeds to show that, though His lineage is traced through Joseph's ancestors, He was but the adopted son of Joseph, and he tells the story of the Virgin-birth.
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  • The gens in turn was regarded as an expansion of the family, as was the state of the gens; and members of these larger units by worship of common ancestors - usually mythical - kept alive the feeling that they were a single organic whole animated by a common soul and joined in consanguinity.
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  • Outcasts alone, the offspring of irregular unions, could be ignorant of the blood which ran in their veins, of the unseen ancestors to be fed and tended in family and gentile rites.'
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  • The family have on the preceding days solemnly visited the grave, and offered to the shades gifts of water, wine, milk, honey, oil, and the blood of black victims; they have decked the tomb with flowers, have renewed the feast and farewell of the funeral, and have prayed to the ancestors to watch over their welfare.
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  • The Church when it had once conquered the world allowed such precepts to lapse and fall into the background, and no one save monks or Manichaean heretics remembered them any more; indeed modern divines affect to believe that marriage rites and family ties were the peculiar concern of the Church from the very first; and few moderns will fail to sympathize with the misgivings of the barbarian chief who, having been converted and being about to receive Christian baptism, paused as he stepped down into the font, and asked the priests if in the heaven to which their rites admitted him he would meet and converse with his pagan ancestors.
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  • But many primitive societies do not trace descent through males and yet may be said to worship ancestors.
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  • The question has often been raised, what is the relation of private cults of ancestors to public religion?
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  • Its historical ancestors were the counts of Kafernburg, from whom the counts of Schwarzburg sprang about the beginning of the 13th century.
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  • In Athens such speeches were delivered at national festivals or games, with the object of rousing the citizens to emulate the glorious deeds of their ancestors.
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  • On the other hand, there is no evidence that the forms which show no metamerism, such as the Gastropoda, are descended from metameric ancestors.
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  • Name-songs, written at the birth of a chief, gave his genealogy and the deeds of his ancestors; dirges and love-songs were common.
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  • The site of Ripon was purchased in 1838 by John Scott Horner (1802-1883), of Virginia, secretary and acting-governor of Michigan Territory in 1835, and the first secretary of Wisconsin Territory in 1836-37, who named the village when it was established in 1849 from the seat of his ancestors in Yorkshire.
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  • These sudden appearances of vast bodies of lemmings, and their singular habit of persistently pursuing the same onward course of migration, have given rise to various speculations, from the ancient belief of the Norwegian peasants, shared by Olaus Magnus, that they fall down from the clouds, to the hypothesis that they are acting in obedience to an instinct inherited from ancient times, and still seeking the congenial home in the submerged Atlantis, to which their ancestors of the Miocene period were wont to resort when driven from their ordinary dwelling-places by crowding or scarcity of food.
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  • In English documents also we find eponymous national ancestors grouped together in genealogical trees, and there is reason to believe that the common origin of the various Teutonic peoples was remembered to a certain extent until comparatively late in the middle ages.
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  • Some of these eponymous ancestors may be regarded as heroes rather than gods, and classed with such persons, as Skioldr, the eponymous.
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  • For it is to be expected a priori that, since albinoes were derived from pigmented progenitors and may at any time appear, side by side with pigmented brothers, in a litter from pigmented parents, they would be carrying the pattern determinants of some one or other of their pigmented ancestors.
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  • Zeller thinks that his ancestors belonged to the Cadmean tribe in Boeotia, who were intermingled with the Ionians of Asia Minor, and thus reconciles the conflicting statements.
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  • Sanquhar Castle, on a hill overlooking the Nith, once belonged to the Crichtons, ancestors of the marquess of Bute, but is now a ruin.
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  • This appears to indicate that the Neomeniomorpha are descended from Chiton-like ancestors, and that they have lost their shell valves.
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  • It is worthy of note that the dynasty claimed to be of the same origin as the royal house of Bernicia and that two of Cerdic's ancestors, Freawine and Wig, figure in the.
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  • His ancestors had been gentlefolk, but his father had reduced himself to hard straits by loose living.
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  • He had inherited from his ancestors a scrofulous taint, and his parents were weak enough to believe that the royal touch would cure him.
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  • The early English ancestors, the breed of which is not on record in America, were most probably of Lincoln origin.
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  • As early as 1430 some of them - sprung of Alan, lord of Buckenhall - settled in the neighbourhood of Calne and Devizes, whence descended the immediate ancestors of "worthy Mr Tobie Alleine of Devizes," father of Joseph, who, the fourth of a large family, was born at Devizes early in 1634.1645 is marked in the title-page of a quaint old tractate, by an eye-witness, as the year of his setting forth in the Christian race.
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  • In his books on geological subjects he maintained a distinctly theological attitude, declining to admit the descent or evolution of man from brute ancestors, and holding that the human species only made its appearance on this earth within quite recent times.
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  • By the treaty of Prague (August 23, 1866) the emperor surrendered the position in Germany which his ancestors had held for so many centuries; Austria and Tirol, Bohemia and Salzburg, ceased to be German, and eight million Germans were cut off from all political union with their fellow-countrymen.
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  • He was an ardent Nonconformist, proud to number among his ancestors John Gratton, a friend of George Fox, and one of the persecuted and imprisoned preachers of the Society of Friends.
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  • Nay more, my own ancestors, who in past time suffered persecution for what is now held to be a righteous cause, have all been buried like dogs, if that phrase is true."
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  • He was one of the Toske tribe, and his ancestors had for some time held the hereditary office of bey of Tepeleni.
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  • He was a Scot by descent, and retained the vital energy of his ancestors as a birthright.
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  • The ancestors of his father, Aime Robert Merle d'Aubigne (1755-1799), were French Protestant refugees.
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  • When beetles, or medusae, or cats vary, the range of possible variation is limited and determined by the beetle, medusa or cat constitution, and any possible further differentiation or specialization must be in a sense at least orthogenetic - that is to say, a continuation of the line along which the ancestors of the individual in question have been forced.
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  • Above the relationship of parents all are simply ancestors, no term being used for grandfather which would not equally apply to any more remote male ancestor.
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  • Morgan has given special terms for grandfather and grandmother, because it would prove too much to show that the people had no grandfathers, &c. But these terms are used for ancestors of any generation.
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  • His exile gave rise to a schism in the church, and the Johannists (as they were called) did not return to communion with the archbishop of Constantinople till the relics of the saint were, 30 years after, brought back to the Eastern metropolis with great pomp and the emperor publicly implored forgiveness from Heaven for the guilt of his ancestors.
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  • His ancestors in the 18th century had sent recruits to the famous brigade of Irish exiles in the service of France,' and those who remained at home either lived as tenants on the possessions of which they had once been lords, or gradually made money by smuggling, a very general calling in that wild region.
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  • Columbus, whose ancestors came from Savona, gave the name of the city to one of the first islands he discovered in the Antilles.
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  • This legislation appears as that of the Israelites, newly escaped from bondage in Egypt, joined by an ethical covenant-relation with Yahweh, and waiting in the desert to enter and conquer the land of their ancestors.
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  • It reveals itself in the days of the Patriarchs, before the " Amarna " age - or rather in the narratives relating to these remote ancestors.
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  • The siege of Gaza was famous; but in the end the city was taken by storm, and Antiochus, secure at last of the province, which his ancestors had so long coveted, was at peace with Ptolemy, as the Roman embassy directed.
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  • At last a priestly family at a village called Modein committed themselves to active resistance; and, when they suspended the Sabbath law for purposes of self defence, they were joined by the Hasidaeans (Assidaeans), who seem to have been the spiritual ancestors of the Pharisees.
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  • Callender House, immediately to the S., was the seat of the earl and his ancestors.
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  • The antiquity of their type is evidenced by the monuments of Egypt, where their ancestors are pictured with the same comparatively blond features which many of them still display.
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  • After the fall of the central power, the scattered Hunnish settlers, like so many before them, became rapidly Hinduized, and are probably the ancestors of some of the most famous Rajput clans.4 The last native monarch, prior to the Mahommedan conquest,' to establish and maintain paramount power in the north was Harsha, or Harshavardhana (also known as Siladitya), for whose reign (606-648) full and trustworthy materials exist in the book of travels written by the Chinese pilgrim Hstian Tsang and the Harsha-charita (Deeds of Harsha) composed by Bana, a Brahman who lived at the royal court.
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  • Equally obscure is the relation between the Paphlagonians and the Eneti or Heneti (mentioned in connexion with them in the Homeric catalogue) who were supposed in antiquity to be the ancestors of the Veneti, who dwelt at the head of the Adriatic. But no trace is found in historical times of any tribe of that name in Asia Minor.
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  • Individuals reproduce unexpectedly the traits of earlier ancestors, and ethnologists and criminologists frequently explain by "atavism" the occurrence of degenerate species of man; but the whole subject is complicated by other possible explanations of such phenomena, included in the scientific study of normal "variation."
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  • Although much evidence connects the serpent with the dead, especially as a guardian-spirit over the living, any discussion of this aspect of the subject is bound up with the varying beliefs regarding ancestors and death.
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  • The religious myths are generally identifiable with the Polynesian, but a belief in the gods proper is overshadowed by a general deification of ancestors, who are supposed from time to time to occupy certain blocks of stone, set up near the family dwelling, and surrounded by circles of smaller ones.
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  • Such a belief greatly strengthened the king's authority, for the spirits of his ancestors were necessarily more powerful than any other spirits.
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  • To this were added from time to time the various estates scattered throughout Ross-shire - the most considerable of which were the districts around Ullapool and Little Loch Broom on the Atlantic coast, the area in which Ben Wyvis is situated, and a tract to the north of Loch Fannich - which had been acquired by the ancestors of Sir George Mackenzie (1630-1714), afterwards Viscount Tarbat (1685) and 1st earl of Cromarty (1703).
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  • The Danish king " Scyld Scefing," whose story is told in the opening lines of the poem, and his son Beowulf, are plainly identical with Sceldwea, son of Sceaf, and his son Beaw, who appear among the ancestors of Woden in the genealogy of the kings of Wessex given in the Old English Chronicle.
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  • And even after this event, whatever may have been the attitude of churchmen towards the old heathen poetry, the kings and warriors would be slow to lose their interest in the heroic tales that had delighted their ancestors.
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  • Of peculiar importance in this respect is the worship of the Pitris (" fathers") or deceased ancestors, as entering largely into the everyday life and family relations of the Hindus.
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  • It is doubtless a sense of filial obligation coupled with sentiments of piety and reverence that gave rise to this practice of offering gifts of food and drink to the deceased ancestors.
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  • The other confines it to what was known by our ancestors as the Revival of Learning.
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  • The worship of ancestors has again and again gathered around it powerful and ethical influences, emphasizing the parental and filial relations, and strengthening the mutual obligations of communal life.
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  • In the Moluccas, where the Dutch have had settlements for 250 years, some of the inhabitants trace their descent to early immigrants; and these, as well as most of the people of Dutch descent in the east, are quite as fair as their European ancestors, enjoy excellent health, and are very prolific. But the Dutch accommodate themselves admirably to a tropical climate, doing much of their work early in the morning, dressing very lightly, and living a quiet, temperate and cheerful life.
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  • These, de Guignes suggests, were the ancestors of the Huns, and many ethnologists hold that the Hiung-nu were the ancestors of the modern Turks.
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  • The north transept, with early Decorated windows, has been covered in and walled off, and is the burial-ground of the Kerrs of Fernihirst, ancestors of the marquess of Lothian.
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  • The Ynglingatal and Ynglinga Saga enumerate Aail's ancestors to no less than seventeen generations, with short accounts of each.
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  • Civilization and Religion of the Iranians.In the period when the ancestors of Indian and Iranian alike still formed a single nationthat of the Aryansthey developed A
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  • A little later, the Alans, a great Iranian tribe in the south of Russiathe ancestors of the present-day Ossetsbroke for the first time through the Caucasian passes, and ravaged Media and Armeniaan incursion which they often repeated in the following centuries.
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  • On the 16th of November the victorious Nadir entered Isfahan, and was soon followed by the young shah Tahmasp II., who burst into tears when he beheld the ruined palace of his ancestors.
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  • They are so nearly mythical that it is impossible to insist on the usual identification with the ancestors of the Huns.
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  • He determined to take holy orders, in the expectation that he would become cardinal, and then pope, when he would wrest from the Venetians his principality of Verona, of which the republic had despoiled his ancestors.
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  • Finally, it looks as if Socrates was either himself originally a Novatianist who had afterwards joined the Catholic Church, or stood, through his ancestors or by education, in most intimate relations with the Novatianist Church.
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  • The domesticated Indians profess the Roman Catholic faith, but it is tinged with the superstitions of their ancestors.
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  • An imperial message addressed to the diet of Prague (September 14, 1871) stated that the sovereign " in consideration of the former constitutional position of Bohemia and remembering the power and glory which its crown had given to his ancestors, and the constant fidelity of its population, gladly recognized the rights of the kingdom of Bohemia, and was willing to confirm this assurance by taking the coronation oath."
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  • His ancestors in the Middle Ages were enrolled in the patricians of Genoa, while other branches of his family followed the popes to Avignon in the 14th century, and eventually their sons took service in the army of the king of France, under the name of d'Eglise.
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  • Nevertheless, it remains probable that Zeus had already been conceived as a personal and pre-eminent god by the ancestors of the leading Hellenic tribes before they entered the peninsula which became their historic home.
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  • They also are agriculturists and gardeners; while some 12,000 Kundrovsk Tatars still continue the nomadic life of their ancestors.
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  • It is quite probable, however, that in the primitive ancestors of existing Crustacea a still smaller number of somites formed the head.
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  • Then followed in the 7th century the Bessi, a Thracian tribe, who gave their name to the region, and in the 9th the Ugrians, that is to say the ancestors of the present Magyars of Hungary, the country being then known as Atel-kuzu.
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  • Family chronicles preserved the memory of heroic ancestors whose deeds in the earliest age would have passed into the keeping of the bards.
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  • They were most likely Finns (Samoyed has the same meaning) and perhaps the ancestors of the Mordvinians (?..).
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  • In the former the bow with vegetable string is the chief weapon, and clothing is woven from palm fibre; in the east spears are found, and in the Welle district swords and throwing-knives also; clothing made from skins also makes its appearance, and more attention is paid to the shades of departed ancestors.
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  • His succession is somewhat remarkable, as his direct ancestors do not seem to have held the throne for six generations.
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  • Thenceforward it was impossible to exclude a theory of descent of man from ancestral beings whom zoological similarity connects also, though by lines of descent not at all clearly defined, with ancestors of the anthropomorphic apes.
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  • The fishes of the Palaeozoic age are in no respect the ancestors of the reptiles of the Secondary age, nor does man descend from the mammals which preceded him in the Tertiary age.
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  • On the other hand, from the experiments of Mendel and others, we now know that crossbred animals and plants may present all the characters of one of their pure-bred parents, and we also know that the offspring of what are regarded as pure-bred parents sometimes revert to remote, it may be quite different, ancestors.
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  • Rumanian historians have striven, by Vlachs piecing together the stray fragments of evidence which survive, to prove that their Vlach ancestors had not, as sometimes alleged, been reduced to a scattered community of nomadic shepherds, dwelling among the Carpathians as the serfs of their more powerful neighbours.
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  • They are of a sturdy, patient type, like their Indian ancestors, and are sufficiently industrious to carry on many of the small industries and occupations, and to meet the labour requirements of the inhabited plateau districts.
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  • Although it has inherited the forelock from its longwool ancestors, it approximates more nearly to the shortwool type, and is accordingly classified as such.
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  • She was descended on her mother's side from Peter Folger, one of the first settlers of Nantucket, and the grandfather of Benjamin Franklin; her father's ancestors, also, were among the first settlers of Nantucket.
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  • Very near his end he had the lugubrious curiosity to cause the coffins of his embalmed ancestors to be opened at the Escorial.
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  • Craniometrical evidence strongly favours the theory, now generally accepted, that they represent a branch of the pre-Aryan Dravidians of southern India, and that their ancestors probably made a settlement in the island of Ceylon in prehistoric times, detaching themselves from a migrating horde which passed through the island to find at last a permanent home in the continent of Australia.
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  • Their religion has been described as a kind of demonworship, consisting of rude dances and shouts raised to scare away the evil spirits, whom they confound with their ancestors.
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  • But there are also records which show him, not as an enemy, but a friend, like his ancestors, to Greek culture.
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  • The problem of the interrelations of the classes will thus be reduced to its simplest terms, and even questions as to the nature of the primitive Echinoderm and its affinity to the ancestors of other phyla may become more than exercises for the ingenuity of youth.
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  • The Pentactaea, at all events as it sprang from the brain of Semon, must pass to the limbo of mythological ancestors.
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  • The evolution of the modern Echinoidea from their Palaeozoic ancestors is also well understood, but in this case the ancestral form to which the palaeontologist is led does not at first sight present many resemblances to the Pelmatozoa.
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  • But only slight modifications are required to produce the Tornaria larva of the Enteropneusta and other larvae, including the special type that is inferred from the Dipleurula larval stages of recent forms to have characterized the ancestor of the Echinoderms. We cannot enter here into all the details of comparison between these larval forms; amid much that is hypothetical a few homologies are widely accepted, and the preceding account will show the kind of relation that the Echinoderms bear to other animals, including what are now usually regarded as the ancestors of the Chordata (to which back-boned animals belong), as well as the nature of the evidence that their study has been, or may be, made to yield.
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  • These genera attained the Colophiuran grade in respect of external plating, but it is unlikely that they or their ancestors had acquired even the Streptophiuran type of vertebra.
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  • Though their ancestors had been pirates as fierce as the vikings of the 9th century, and though some of their later kings had led naval armamentsEdwin had annexed for a moment Man and Anglesea, and Ecgfrith had cruelly ravaged part of Irelandyet by the year 800 they appear to have ceased to be a seafaring race.
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  • Yet lom 978 to 991 no irreparable harm came to England; the machinery for government and defence which his ancestors had establshed seemed fairly competent to defend the realm even under a wayward and incapable king.
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  • Unfortunately for himself the third Henry inherited the continental cosmopolitanism of his Atigevin ancestors, and found himself confronted with a nation which was growing ever more and more insular in its ideals.
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  • The king seemed firmly seated on his throneso much so that in 1395 he had found leisure for a long expedition to Ireland, which none of his ancestors had visited since King Rkhard John.
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  • James IV., reverting to War wfth the traditionary policy of his ancestors, had taken the Scotland.
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  • For this last patent he, by a settlement following a recovery suffered, gave the king and his heirs male Berkeley Castle and all that remained to him of his ancestors' lands, enjoying for his two remaining years a bare life interest.
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  • This Thomas, who had a command at Flodden, held his ancestors' castle as constable for the king.
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  • In these years Maximilian created three organs (apparently following the precedent set by his Burgundian ancestors in the Netherlands) - a Hofrat, a Hofkammer for finance, and a Hofkanzlei.
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  • They who should have been to me as posterity are in the place of ancestors."
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  • Others however (inclusive of Tritylodon and Microlestes, if they be really mammals), seem nearer to the Monotremata; and the question has yet to be decided whether placentals and marsupials on the one hand, and monotremes on the other are not independently derived from reptilian ancestors.
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  • With regard to the evolution of marsupials and placentals, it has been pointed out that the majority of modern marsupials exhibit in the structure of their feet traces of the former opposability of the thumb and great toe to the other digits; and it has accordingly been argued that all marsupials are descended from arboreal ancestors.
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  • In all the groups which are at present arboreal, the palaeontological evidence goes to show that their ancestors were likewise so; while since, in the case of modern terrestrial forms, the structure of the wrist and ankle joints tends to approximate to the arboreal type, as we recede in time, the available evidence, so far as it goes, is in favour of Dr Matthew's contention.
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  • As regards the latter order, although we are at present unacquainted with all the connecting links between the lemurs and the monkeys, there is little doubt that the ancestors of the former represent the stock from which the latter have originated.
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  • The dingo was, however, almost certainly brought from Asia by the ancestors of the modern natives; while the Papuan pig is also in all probability a human introduction, very likely of much later date.
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  • It appears very probable that at the dawn of history East Turkestan was inhabited by an Aryan population, the ancestors of the present Slav and Teutonic races, and that a civilization not inferior to that of Bactria had already developed at that time in the region of the Tarim.'
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  • He was the son of William de Barri and Augharat, a daughter of Gerald, the ancestors of the Fitzgeralds and the Welsh princess, Nesta, formerly mistress of King Henry I.
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  • Hyparthropoda (hypothetical forms connecting ancestors of Chaetopoda with those of Arthropoda).
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  • We are driven by the conclusions arrived at as to the derivation of the Arachnida from branchiate ancestors, independently of the other tracheate Arthropods, to formulate the conclusion that tracheae have been independently developed in the Arachnidan class.
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  • Our general conclusion from a survey of the Arthropoda amounts to this, that whilst Peripatus, the Diplopoda, and the Arachnida represent terrestrial offshoots from successive lower grades of primitive aquatic Arthropoda which are extinct, the Crustacea alone present a fairly full series of representatives leading upwards from unspecialized forms. The latter were not very far removed from the aquatic ancestors (Trilobites) of the Arachnida, but differed essentially from them by the higher specialization of the head.
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  • His ancestors in Spain had been content with the title of sultan.
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  • The Lapps have a dim tradition that their ancestors lived in a far eastern land, and they tell rude stories of conflicts with Norsemen and Karelians.
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  • Immediately after his arrival in Constantinople, Filelfo placed himself under the tuition of John Chrysoloras, whose name was already well known in Italy as relative of Manuel, the first Greek to profess the literature of his ancestors in Florence.
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  • The second rank (who, though far above mortals, are subject to their passions, and even to death) comprised the spirits of chiefs, heroes and other ancestors.
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  • In the line of mythical ancestors which extends without interruption up to Noah, the names of Fenius Farsaid, Goedel Glas, Eber Scot and Breogan constantly recur in Irish story.
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  • Mog Nuadat had a son Ailill Aulom who plays a prominent part in the Irish sagas and genealogies, and his sons Eogan, Cian and Cormac Cas, all became the ancestors of wellknown families.
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  • In this connexion it may be noted that practically all the Milesian pedigrees converge on three ancestors in the 2nd century - Conn Cetchathach king of Tara, Cathair Mor of Leinster, and Ailill Aulom of Munster, - whilst in scarcely any of them are mythological personages absent when we go farther back than A.D.
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  • But though Loigaire refused to desert the faith of his ancestors we are told that a number of his nearest kinsmen accepted Christianity; and if there be any truth in the story of the codification of the Brehon Laws we gather that he realized that the future belonged to the new religion.
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  • Iron, on the contrary, especially magnetite, is found abundantly and has for long been worked by the Malagasy with the simple appliances brought by their ancestors from their original home in the Far East.
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  • The Andriana are, strictly speaking, royal clans, being descendants of petty kings who were conquered or otherwise lost their authority through the increasing power of the ancestors of the reigning family.
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  • Blood and fat are used to anoint many of these stones, as well as the tombs of ancestors, and especially those of the Vazimba.
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  • While we need not believe with Euemerus and with Herbert Spencer that the god of Greece or the god of the Hottentots was once a man, we cannot deny that the myths of both these gods have passed through and been coloured by the imaginations of men who practised the worship of real ancestors.
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  • As Spencer thinks ancestor-worship the first form of religion, and as he holds that persons with such names as sun, moon and the like became worshipped as ancestors, his theory results in the belief that nature-worship and the myths about natural phenomena - dawn, wind, sky, night and the rest - are a kind of transmuted worship of ancestors and transmuted myths about real men and women.
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  • As the ancestors of the Greeks, with the Aryans of India, the Egyptians, and others advanced in civilization, their religious thought was shocked and surprised by myths (originally dating from the period of savagery, and natural in that period) which were preserved down to the time of Pausanias by local priesthoods, or which were stereotyped in the ancient poems of Hesiod and Homer, or in the Brahmanas and Vedas of India, or were retained in the popular religion of Egypt.
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  • This being cannot have been evolved out of the cult of ancestors, where ancestors are not worshipped; and he is not even regarded as a spirit, but, in Matthew Arnold's phrase, as " a magnified non-natural man."
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  • The Zulus are great worshippers of ancestors (who appear to men in the form of snakes), and they regard a being called Unkulunkulu as their first ancestor, and sometimes as the creator, or at least as the maker of men.
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  • Among the original land-holders were Matthew Grant and Thomas Dewey, ancestors respectively of General ' In the township of Windsor Locks (pop. 1910, 3715), immediately north, cotton yarn and thread, silk, paper, steel and machinery are manufactured.
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  • Stories of heroic ancestors and of tribal eponyms intermingle; personal, tribal and national traits are interwoven.
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  • The association of the ancestors of Israel with certain sites is a feature which finds analogies even in modern Palestine.
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  • The chief points were (I) the lawfulness and expediency of certain terms employed by the Jesuits in naming God Almighty, such as Tien, " Heaven," and Shang-ti, " Supreme Ruler" or "Emperor," instead of Tien-Chu, " Lord of Heaven," and in particular the erection of inscribed tablets in the churches, on which these terms were made use of; 2 (2) in respect to the ceremonial offerings made in honour of Confucius, and of personal ancestors, which Ricci had recognized as merely "civil" observances; (3) the erection of tablets in honour of ancestors in private houses; and (4), more generally,- sanction and favour accorded to ancient Chinese sacred books and philosophical doctrine, as not really trespassing;on Christian faith.
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  • There are two ancient burying-grounds; the oldest, on Park Street, dates from about 1642 and contains the graves of ancestors of four presidents - Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, Franklin Pierce and Garfield - and a granite obelisk to the memory of Loammi Baldwin (1744-1807).
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  • Without prosecuting this subject further, it may be enough here to follow out the lines of the Darley Arabian, the Byerly Turk, and the Godolphin Arabian or Barb, the main ancestors of the British thoroughbred of the 18th and 19th centuries, through several famous race-horses, each and all brilliant winners,-Flying Childers, Eclipse, Herod and Matchem,-to whom it is considered sufficient to look as the great progenitors of the race-horse of to-day.
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  • Whether the race-horse of to-day is as good as the stock to which he traces back has often been disputed, chiefly no doubt because he is brought to more early maturity, commencing to win races at two years instead of at five years of age, as in the days of Childers and Eclipse; but the highest authorities, and none more emphatically than the late Admiral Rous, have insisted that he can not only stay quite as long as his ancestors, but also go a good deal faster.
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  • The name Erichthonius is connected with xecbv ("earth") and the representation of him as half-snake, like Cecrops, indicates that he was regarded as one of the autochthones, the ancestors of the Athenians who sprung from the soil.
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  • We now understand how the Phoenicians, whose ancestors arrived in the second Semitic migration, came to call their land " Canaan."
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  • It is a plausible theory that in the conventional language of their inscriptions they preserved a number of geographical and religious phrases which, for them, had no clear meaning, and belonged properly to the land of their distant ancestors, Arabia.3 For their own traditions as to their origin see Phoenicia; we cannot venture to reject these altogether.
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  • They are good cultivators of the soil, but are poor, superstitious, ignorant and unambitious, and they live in semi-subterranean houses as their ancestors did Boo years B.C. The townsmen, especially in the large towns, have more regular features - often of the Persian type.
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  • They are skilled artisans, bankers and merchants, and are remarkable for their industry, their quick intelligence, their aptitude for business, and for that enterprising spirit which led their ancestors, in Roman times, to trade with Scythia, China and India.
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  • The modern name is Bahr Lut or "Sea of Lot" - a name hardly to be explained as a survival of a vague tradition of the patriarch, but more probably due to the literary influences of the Hebrew Scriptures and the Koran filtering through to the modern inhabitants or their ancestors.
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  • Credner, basing his views on the discovery by him of various annectent forms between the Stegocephalia and the Rhynchocephalian reptiles, has proposed a class, Eotetrapoda, to include these forms, ancestors of the batrachians proper on the one hand, of the reptiles proper on the other.
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  • Her paternal ancestors came from Bordeaux, and Renan used to say that in his own nature the Gascon and the Breton were constantly at odds.
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  • I was with my immortal brothers fighting the Others, the ancestors to your father.
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  • Our ancestors were immortalized --albeit incorrectly --in myths.
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  • The Council disallowed lasers or other advanced weapons, instead opting for the traditional weapons of their ancestors, and the only weapons some planets with their crude civilizations in the nearby galaxies used.
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  • Without knowing what her ancestors had done, she was the only one strong and brave enough to try to rid Tiyan of its curse.
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  • The first order of business on lunar New Year's Day is offering ritual homage to one's ancestors.
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  • Some of the native aborigines of Australia still live a similar existence to their ancestors.
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  • They also suggest that at some point in the past, the distant ancestors of modern humans were able to break down cellulose too.
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  • Scarlett Johansson's maternal ancestors originally came from Poland.
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  • Archibald also states our evolutionary distance of millennia from our prehistoric ancestors.
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  • Specifically the set of information-processing machines were designed to solve problems faced by our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
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  • Once it was accepted that humans had evolved from primate ancestors, the quest for the chronology of events was on.
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  • As a gift King Canute returned some of the land that had been taken from the Bishops of Durham by his viking ancestors.
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  • The contents would be of immediate interest to any researcher with Cornish mining ancestors who emigrated to the USA, Canada or Australia.
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  • The ancestors of this gentleman have for ages obtained the distinguished appellation of Kings of Patterdale.
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  • The first are truly aquatic and retain the method of respiration of their marine ancestors, gills.
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  • Do today's steel bollards have the same solid design consistency of their cast iron ancestors?
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  • Human neural circuitry was designed by natural selection to solve problems our ancestors faced during our evolutionary history.
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  • We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
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  • They were not unlike their ancestors of the previous century, the one that so ensnared them.
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  • The British worker has a family tree, he knows who his ancestors were, he has a family tradition.
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  • What did our ancestors do before hi-tech gadgetry was invented?
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  • From dusty cities to eventual empires, these unearthed gems show how our ancestors learned to appreciate the finer things in life.
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  • Their ancestors were flying birds, as shown by the similarities in their pectoral girdle to that of modern flying species.
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  • He also established the first inspectorates of schools, the ancestors of your OFSTED.
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  • Contains documents concerning the history of immigration through Ellis Island and genealogy information for those wishing to trace relatives and ancestors.
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  • On his father's side, his ancestors had all been big men, and he was no degenerate scion.
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  • I certainly sha n't judge your ancestors for (presumably) trying to make things easier.
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  • Topics such as ancestors, dreaming and prayer often not included in western core shamanism are part of his teachings.
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  • He was also very interested in his family history and his ancestors the Banks family shipbuilders of Plymouth.
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  • On this tour we visit the sacred shrines of our ancestors whose spirit dwells in these natural sanctuaries.
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  • In the past leprosy was said to be sent by the ancestors to punish either individual sinners or members of a sinner's family.
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  • As at last summer solstice a Maori group greeted the sun, the ancestors who built the place, and the other celebrants present.
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  • Common ailments susceptibility To Illness Low History Ancestors of the Tibetan Mastiff have been known to exist in Tibet for many centuries.
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  • They who prove unworthy of their ancestors deserve less indulgence than others.
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  • Well, our ancestors seem to have covered all grounds like the local weatherman, eh?
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  • On the contrary, fuelled with missionary zeal, they followed their biblical ancestors in the conquest of the holy land.
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  • By giving him a Red Button, or button of the highest rank, a Peacock's Feather, the order of the Double Dragon, a patent of nobility to his ancestors for three generations, and the title of Junior Guardian of the heir apparent, the Chinese showed their appreciation of his manifold and great services; while under the seal of the British government there were bestowed upon him the orders of C.M.G.
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  • The Seriema must be regarded as the not greatly modified heir of some very old type, such as one may fairly imagine to have lived before many of the existing groups of birds had become differentiated, and it is probable that the extinct birds known as Stereornithes, and in particular the fossil Phororhachos from the Miocene of Patagonia, were closely allied to its ancestors.
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  • Dollo's view that marsupials were originally arboreal, that, on account of their foot-structure, they could not have been the ancestors of placentals, and that they themselves are degenerate placentals, Mr Bensley contrasts this with Huxley's scheme of mammalian evolution.
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  • According to the latter, the early monotremes which became specialized into modern monotremes, gave rise to the ancestors of the modern marsupials; while the modern placentals are likewise an offshoot from the ancestral marsupial stcck.
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  • Another view is to regard both marsupials and placentals as derivates from implacental ancestors more or less nearly related to the creodont carnivora, or possibly as independently descended from anomodont reptiles (see Creodonta).
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  • The gradual passage of the thick root of the tail into the body is a character common to the Tasmanian wolf and the aard-vark, and may be directly inherited from reptilian ancestors (see Thylacine).
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  • He regards the Australians as representing the lowest and most primitive examples of this primitive Caucasic type, and he urges that they must have arrived in Australia at a time when their ancestors had no pottery, knew no agriculture, domesticated no animals, had no houses and used no bows and arrows.
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  • Native tradition attributes these mines to the Siamese, but no importance can be attached to this, as it is very general for the Malays to give this explanation for anything which is obviously not the work of their own ancestors.
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  • The older method was to attempt the comparison between the highest member of a lower group and the lowest member of a higher group - to suppose, for example, that the gorilla and the chimpanzee, the highest members of the apes, were the existing representatives of the ancestors of man and to compare these forms with the lowest members of the human race.
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  • He was named after Peisistratus, the youngest son of Nestor, the alleged ancestor of his family; he was second cousin on his mother's side to Solon, and numbered among his ancestors Codrus the last great king of Athens.
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  • But they are separated by so many generations from the earliest historic times that sure conclusions regarding them are impossible; at all events, as yet Russian archaeologists are not agreed as to whether the ancestors of the Sla y s were Sarmatians only or Scythians also, whose skulls have nothing in common with those of the Mongol race.
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  • Worst of all, the Orthodox tsar occasionally abandoned the decorous flowing robes of his venerated ancestors, and appeared publicly in the unseemly costume of heretical foreigners, whilst his consort, when carried through the streets in a litter, did not conceal her face from the public gaze.
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  • How far totemism, or belief in deified animal ancestors, existed in prehistoric Israel, as evidenced by the tribal names Simeon (hyena, wolf), Caleb (dog), IIamor (ass), Rahel (ewe) and Leah (wild cow), &c., 6 as well as by the laws respecting clean and unclean animals, is too intricate and speculative a problem to be discussed here.
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  • His father, Gottlob Israel Ranke, was an advocate, but his ancestors, so far back as the family can be traced, had been ministers of religion.
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  • On the other hand, the marked resemblance of the structure of the tarsus is probably indicative of descent from nearly allied condylarthrous ancestors (see Phenacodus).
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  • The wolf story again recalls the tales of werewolves so common among Slavonic peoples, and there is much probability in Schafarik's conjecture that the Neuri are nothing but the ancestors of the Sla y s.
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  • His ancestors on the paternal side were Scotch-Irish who lived at Dervock, Co.
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  • Another development is ancestor-worship, the organized cult of ancestors marking, however, a certain stage of advance beyond the very primitive, though the dead are always sacred and have mana which the living may exploit for their own advantage.
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  • Our theory is, therefore, that the savage and senseless element in mythology is, for the most part, a legacy from ancestors of the civilized races who were in an intellectual state not higher than that of Australians, Bushmen, Red Indians, the lower races of South America, Mincopies, and other worse than barbaric peoples.
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  • We are creating at a rate exponentially more than our most recent ancestors.
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  • It is as precious to us as it was to our Saxon and Norman ancestors.
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  • Russia will shudder to learn of the abandonment of the city in which her greatness is centered and in which lie the ashes of your ancestors!
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  • In the past leprosy was said to be sent by the ancestors to punish either individual sinners or members of a sinner 's family.
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  • They sacrificed a lamb at Passover because that 's what their ancestors had to do when they were slaves in Egypt.
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  • Some species still reportedly retain a visible ' tail ' although much atrophied from their supposedly extinct ' saurian ancestors.
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  • On his father 's side, his ancestors had all been big men, and he was no degenerate scion.
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  • It will be interesting to learn what part of our brain now dedicated to language was doing in our simian ancestors.
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  • This page gives an update on my research to date on tracing back the ancestry of Neil 's BEST ancestors in Kent.
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  • You can trace our risk-taking ethos back to the risk our ancestors who made a perilous ocean crossing.
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  • Ruth is in the line of those who were ancestors of Jesus.
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  • Others, however, still seek to give their babies names that are borrowed from ancient ancestors.
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  • For some, this meant giving the names of their ancestors to their sons and daughters.
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  • They also look a great deal better than their white, box-shaped ancestors.
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  • Regardless of the precise origin of their ancestors, a few generations of harsh New England winters finalized the traits of the breed, creating a very hardy, large, intelligent, long-haired cat.
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  • Bengal cats may closely resemble the look of their wild ancestors, but don't be fooled by looks alone.
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  • Bengal cats seem to have retained the best features from both their wild and domestic ancestors.
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  • This "new" cat looked very little like its ancestors, with the exception of the distinctive dark markings on the tail, feet, ears and face.
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  • Its origins are not specifically known, but it is believed that some of the breed's ancestors traveled on merchant ships from Europe to America as mousers.
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  • The Himalayan has both Persian and Siamese ancestors.
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  • Consider stories that may have been a part of your ancestors' libraries when they were young children.
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  • Animals, scenes from mythology, and homages to ancestors are all commonly represented in this type of interior.
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  • Decades ago, our ancestors farmed their land and produced fresh and healthy crops.
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  • What traits do you share with your ancestors?
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  • What lessons have you learned from your ancestors that you wish to pass down to your own children?
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  • While this was a great survival technique when our ancestors came face to face with a saber-toothed tiger, it doesn't always help us in the modern-day world.
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  • This response is a deeply ingrained reaction that helped our ancestors to survive in a dangerous world.
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  • This was particularly important for our ancient ancestors, who used anger as an integral emotion for survival.
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  • Even the smallest Chihuahua has the same wolf mentality from its ancestors as the largest dog, the Irish Wolfhound.
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  • A pedigree is basically a family tree, listing your dog's ancestors from four to five generations back.
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  • The American Pit Bull Terrier has roots back to 19th century England where its ancestors worked to help butchers control unruly bulls.
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  • Identification of ancestors further back at least gives an idea of which breeds are involved in your dog's genetic make up, as well as whether or not your pet could be purebred.
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  • Dogs on raw foods are eating a similar diet to their ancestors in the wild.
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  • The women spin the cotton on drop spindles as their ancestors have for generations.
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  • Bon Odori is a style of dance that is usually prevalent during Obon, a Buddhist holiday honoring ancestors.
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  • If you are looking for information about your ancestors before 1962, you will most likely find it in the index.
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  • They have an excellent search engine for ancestors to help genealogical research.
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  • People today are generally larger in height and girth than their ancestors due to the vast improvement in the standard of living and better nutrition.
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  • This is only the average, which means at least half the people are much taller than their ancestors.
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  • Find as much information as possible from your family members about your ancestors and then start using genealogy search engines to learn more about them.
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  • The purpose of this is so that other researchers can look at your ancestors and possibly provide you additional information from what they have found.
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  • Census Online - If you have ancestors from England and Wales, you can search this site, which has a database of over 400 million people.
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  • Many people would like to find the final resting spot of their ancestors.
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  • Free genealogy databases are a quick and effective way to search for information on ancestors.
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  • Be aware that this works best on ancestors with uncommon names.
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  • Whether you're doing research online, getting help from local volunteers, or personally visiting graveyards and courthouses, searching for your ancestors has never been easier or more affordable.
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  • Probably the easiest of all free family tree research options, Internet searches can help you turn up dozens of ancestors.
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  • The powerful search tool allows you to wade through thousands of family records and databases and easily find information about your ancestors.
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  • They also have online message boards where you can discuss surnames and specific ancestors and maybe even find long-lost relatives.
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  • In addition to Internet databases, the Internet can help you connect with volunteers who are willing to look up information about your ancestors.
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  • You'll even find some international volunteers who can help you find information about your ancestors' home countries.
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  • While it may be more time consuming to personally search for your ancestors using these sources, the information is completely free.
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  • It can also be a fun project for kids and adults who want to understand a little about their ancestors, even if what they learn may not be totally accurate.
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  • There are many resources available to help you find more detailed information as well as information on many generations of ancestors.
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  • One of the fastest and easiest ways to find elusive ancestors is with free genealogy search engines.
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  • Locate your ancestors using the Ancestor Hunt search engine.
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  • Legacy 7.0 allows you to track your ancestors' migration using Microsoft® Virtual Earth™.
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  • Smart Matching Technology™ matches your tree with millions of other online trees, helping you to find lost ancestors.
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  • Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage is a definitive resource for those who may have ancestors who were nobility or royalty in great Britain.
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  • These forms trace the ancestors or descendents of one individual or couple.
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  • Also known as an ancestor tree, the pedigree chart tracks the direct ancestors of an individual.
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  • When starting genealogy research, consider looking for your ancestors in these searchable databases.
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  • One of the easiest ways to seek out information about your ancestors is by looking for other people online that may have already found some information about them.
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  • If you want to seek out all of them on one site, consider using the Search for Ancestors website.
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  • You can document the lives of your ancestors effortlessly on an online tool, which will make it easy for you to add, change, share, and find information.
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  • You can enter in whatever you know about your ancestors and then invite your family to add more to it.
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  • As you research the history of your ancestors, these records will provide a clearer picture of their lives.
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  • Not only will you know what happened in the lives of your ancestors, but you will know when and where the event took place.
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  • Look for your ancestors' name on the American Immigrant Wall of Honor, which has 200,000 names of passengers.
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  • If you don't see your ancestors' names and know they immigrated by way of Port of New York/Ellis Island, you can add their name.
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  • Visit the Historical Research Center for more information on your ancestors such as their origin and vital facts.
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  • Spend an afternoon taking a step back into history and learn about your ancestors at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
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  • It also hosts the One World Tree, a massive compilation of millions of ancestors submitted by users.
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  • Free public court records can aid your genealogy search by providing names and details about ancestors, or clues of where to search next.
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  • Free public court records may provide just the information you need to locate one or several of your missing ancestors.
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  • Sometimes just a co-signer, a named plaintiff or defendant and the locale will be enough to give you fresh clues in the hunt for your elusive ancestors.
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  • Aside from the worst case scenario of learning one of your dear ancestors was a career criminal, you may find that your ancestor was a plaintiff or a witness in a case.
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  • For genealogists researching their immigrant ancestors who arrived during this time, these records are full of important information.
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  • This new type of DNA testing helps establish the origins of your female ancestors, something than can be difficult to do with standard genealogy research.
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  • In our ancestors' cultures, it may have been less of a priority to record information about women.
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  • Mitochondrial DNA testing will tell you where some of your oldest ancestors lived, giving you insight into your ethnic background.
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  • You can also learn about the general migration patterns of your ancestors.
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  • Most people simply use mitochondrial DNA to get some insight into the lives of their ancient ancestors.
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  • If you are able go to the actual cemetery sites, you may find further clues about your ancestors at the grave site.
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  • You can easily trace a family name history, even if you don't have the time, or inclination to trace the genealogy of each of your ancestors.
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  • Participants enjoy the challenge of finding information on their ancestors, the fun of learning about where their family members lived and getting a feel for how history might have affected where their ancestors lived or traveled.
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  • Some people, however, want to know a little about the history of their ancestors without the full time commitment of a genealogy project.
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  • They may be interested in the origin of their family name, where their ancestors probably came from and a little information about the popularity of their family name.
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  • Kids often create family trees diagrams with the names of their immediate ancestors such as their parents, grandparents and great grandparents.
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  • Concentrating on the names of the ancestors can also be a more positive first step for adopted kids to identify with their new family name versus a full genealogy project that concentrates on the details of each ancestor.
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  • Our ancestors did not necessarily spell their name the same way we might.
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  • A chart helps you navigate through the many generations of your ancestors.
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  • It is almost like winning the lottery when you find a well-researched, well-documented genealogical history already conveniently compiled on your ancestors.
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  • My Heritage Research allows you to search 1,400 databases for your ancestors - all for free.
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  • When searching for California marriage records for your ancestors, one website that many people turn to first is Gen Wed.com.
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  • Trying to locate California death records for your ancestors?
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  • Try the online databases to search for your ancestors.
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  • Information on that person's parents and other direct-line ancestors are then drawn as lines off of the original person.
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  • The bow tie chart separates the paternal and maternal ancestors onto separate sides of the chart.
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  • It is designed as a half-circle shape, displaying all direct line ancestors in a fan shape.
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  • These are your best principal sources for official birth records of ancestors prior to the modern age.
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  • You will find information about the wars and battles your ancestors fought in.
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  • Historic newspapers give us insight into the lives of our ancestors.
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  • Many modern genealogists count Ellis Island immigrants among their ancestors.
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  • Learn about typical immigrants who came through Ellis Island, and find out how to search immigration records for your ancestors.
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  • Ellis Island also maintains a free online database of immigration records, so you can search for your ancestors from the comfort of your own home.
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  • Genealogists use marriage records to link family branches and discover new information about their ancestors.