Resistance genealogy

At the risk of introducing politics to this blog, I still want to share this story and its moral: “People in genealogical glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, and we’re all in genealogical glass houses, metaphorically speaking.”

Three sets of my great-grandparents brought their families to America late in the 19th century. My husband’s Irish great-grandparents came a little earlier, in the 1840s and 1850s. Many of our immigrant ancestors were illiterate; all were relatively poor and desperate for a better life. They bravely followed extended family and neighbors to America.

I applaud Jennifer Mendelsohn for what she’s doing to publicize the hypocrisy of those who want to “end chain migration.”

Read the story here:

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