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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Shipping Pedigree

Shipping has an amazing history. Some of Europes great families have been involved in shipping for many generations.

I found out recently that one of my direct ancestors was a ships captain in the Dutch East India Company way back in the 1600's. Found through ancestry.com and verified through church records.

Exciting discovery

VS (15th generation shipping folk)

1 comment:

  1. Argh....and I thought you might have been Jack Aubrey's great-great-grandson. Wrong again!