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Family stories passed down the generations?

benny1982

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Of course not all of them are true but you wonder how long has such a tale remained in the family? Can it last just 2 or 3 generations or can it be passed down through several?

Such as for example say if someone's nan born in 1920 said "There is some French Huguenot ancestry in the family" and her family was researched, and indeed in the late 1600s, there was some Huguenot ancestors, then I guess it is a story that has passed down 200 years since the event and in that case "where there is smoke there is fire".
 

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