When Legacy Lore and Research Collide
Surprise! Not everything our family tells us is true
This morning I received an email that torpedoed one of my family’s central myths. My father and his siblings always told the rest of us that their grandfather was “the Viceroy of Canton.” Naturally, our extended family took that as gospel— even if we could never identify the specific viceroy whose dates in Guangzhou (Canton) lined up…
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