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Forum Name: Our Witches at War
Topic ID: 28
Message ID: 10
#10, RE: OWaW 03
Posted by Gryphon on Jan-30-15 at 03:27 PM
In response to message #9
>Depending on her parentage she may have US citizenship on a jus
>sanguinis basis.

This is probably why the State Department decided not to press the issue when the paperwork was getting done a few years ago.

The thing is that the Maine-NB border was absurdly porous in the early 20th century. A bit ironically, given that there was a very small war fought over it in the early years of statehood (no, seriously), nobody, neither locally nor in Ottawa or Washington, gave a damn about the border from the time it was fixed by treaty in 1842 until... probably the 1960s? And nobody really cared until 2001.

So Gram's parents, in the '20s and '30s, lived... wherever. Sometimes in Fort Fairfield, sometimes in Grand Falls, depending on how the farming was that year. I think the farm they finally settled on may even have straddled the border. That kind of thing was not in any way uncommon back in those days. It was not considered an imminent threat to national security that a few Canadian and American potato farmers weren't entirely sure which country they were in or belonged to at any given moment. :)

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