Re: DNA results vs records #dna

The Becker's Email

Speaking English does not necessarily indicate your family spent time in England before arriving in the US.  My assumption would be that by the time they applied for US citizenship, they had picked up enough English to manage daily affairs.  They had to be in the US at  least 5 years before becoming a citizen and, for some, they were here a  lot longer.

And, as Sally notes in her reply, Germany, Russia and Poland seemed to be frequently re-dividing up parts of Europe.

Johanna Becker

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