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Old 29 June 2012, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by fitz1980 View Post
That's what I had heard; that every now and than there are big migrations where many members of Amish communities in one area will uproot and move to other Amish communities and vice-versa to mix up the gene pool.
That's pretty accurate. My DHs family lives in an area with a Mennonite population (Amish with cars). Apparently around the time we were married several men from that community went up to a community in Canada to find wives. Some men from the Canadian community came to the in-laws area for the same reason. I do remember them saying that one of the reasons was that they were worried about becoming too close geneticly.
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