MickinMD Posted February 23, 2020 Share #1 Posted February 23, 2020 The latest PBS "Finding Your Roots" episodes includes celebrities who are embarrassed about having criminals for ancestors they never knew. Personally, I'd just find it an interesting fact. Would you? I had to stop at the Canadian Border across from Buffalo, NY in 1975 in grad school to get a work permit for teaching Organic Chemistry lab at the University of Toronto - I was a sort-of temporary exchange grad student from IIT in Chicago. I was asked, "Do you have any relatives who were convicted of crimes in Canada?" I replied, "There's a family rumor that you guys hung a great-uncle of mine up here for stealing a horse in the 1800's, but I don't think anyone can prove it!" The interviewer - who happened to have the same birth day/month/year as me - just laughed and gave me the work permit. 3 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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