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Can I share a peeve? Only because I'm feeling peevish.

When you want to send a link to someone asking if they've seen it, take three seconds and look at their feed. If that link is, say, one of the only two links they've tweeted that day, chances are yes, they've seen it. 😉
When something is hot in the news and people want #resistancegenealogy on it, I get sent the same link like 20+ times...even after I've tweeted it myself. I know, there are bigger problems in the world, but...
I guess this means I'm back, btw.

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Two stunning pieces of #resistancegenealogy today:

@megansmolenyak returns to Lahren's tree (Yes! There's more!)…

and this sheer unadulterated brilliance by Stephen Miller's uncle, which says everything I've ever tried to say.…
These people traffic in anti-immigrant stereotypes and propaganda. In myths meant to demonize.

But the unvarnished FACTS of the historical record show that we are indeed a #nationofimmigrants, including those now shouting loudest to close the door. #resistancegenealogy
This story is about his mom's family, but don't forget that Stephen Miller's paternal ancestor failed his citizenship test.

The point is not to shame anyone, but rather to engender compassion for contemporary immigrants as we would hope it would have been extended to ours.
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Random finds on the #resistancegenealogy desk. 🙄
(I was taking notes on one of those awful viral videos.)
I believe this was “horrible woman on a bus in NY” but they all run together after a while.
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So the shirt was made on zazzle by a friend. Does anyone know how we could sell it to raise money for a worthy charity? I’ve never done anything like that.
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We were all "people from another country" once.

Yes, even Fox News hosts.

Brian Kilmeade is a Long Islander. Ugh.
Oh, I'm all up in his tree already.
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Deep dive tk, but here is the 1910 census showing Kelly's great-grandfather Giuseppe Pedalino and his second wife Concetta. (Kelly's great-grandma died in 1898.)

He was a wagon driver.
She was illiterate and could not speak English 10 years after arrival.
Here's John Kelly's maternal grandmother Teresa as a child in the 1900 census.

Her father, a day laborer named John DeMarco had been here for 18 years.
He had not become a citizen.
He could not read, write, or speak English.
John DeMarco is apparently the fruit-peddler Kelly was referencing. That's how he's identified in the 1930 census.
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