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18th March 17, 06:18 PM
Hey guys! I'm new here. I've been doing research on Ancestry, trying to find my Celtic roots. My last name is Robinson but I haven't been able to find out for sure if they come from Ireland or Scotland. But I did read on one site that the Robinsons that come from Ireland originally come from Scotland. Does anyone know if that's true? Thanks!
19th March 17, 12:25 AM
Please do not believe everything you read on the web.
The only way for sure to know where your people come from is to do your genealogy. This is a paper chase. You start with your birth certificate - That will give you your parents names, possibly where they were married or maybe even where they were born - You go to that place and find the next piece of paper in the trail.
Without an unbroken paper trail you really have no idea where your people are from. For example, everyone in a town does not have the same name. You can find people with the same name all over the place.
What you have to do is find where your particular people came from. Some people spend a lifetime working on their genealogy. They find it an interesting and fascinating hobby.
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19th March 17, 01:47 PM
DNA test will give you an easy fast idea where your family came from.
I love genealogy but it can be a headache and take years to get anywhere, granted with the internet it is a bit easier. What makes it hard sometimes is the exact reason you can't just say I have a Scottish name so my family must be from Scotland. Names got butchered and often more than once as families moved around. People changed their names looking for a new start or to fit in.
Knowlege is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad
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