Hubbard-Wilkinson

"Global Nomads"

A Genealogy Project


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Barclay

Brown

Bush

Drummond

Gardener

Groom

Harmon

Henderson

Hubbard

King

McCormick

McKenzie

McNie

Miles

Moncrieff

Moore

Porter

Quick

Reid

Shook

Stewart

Thom

Thompson

SCO

USA

USA

SCO>CAN

SCO

ENG>USA

USA

SCO

USA

SCO

USA

SCO

SCO

USA

SCO

USA

USA

GER>USA

USA

USA

SCO

SCO

SCO>CAN

Baird

Barr

Battersby

Beckerleg

Birkett

Breckon

Bretherton

Brookhouse

Brothersen

Featherstone

Gee

Goodall

Hartridge

Hutchinson

Kirsop

Lowe

Muse

Pattison

Proles

Rowland

Slack

Taylor

Walthew

Wilkinson

ENG>AUS>ENG

ENG

ENG>USA>ENG

ENG

ENG

ENG

ENG

ENG

ENG>USA

ENG

ENG

ENG

USA>ENG

ENG

ENG

ENG

ENG

ENG

ENG>AUS

ENG>AUS

ENG

ENG

ENG>USA

ENG>AFR>AUS>CAN



Global Nomads

Norma McCraig calls children who grow up traveling the world "Global Nomads." These Third Culture Kids, whose formative years are spent in more than one culture, forgo a sense of home (and lasting relationships), while mastering skills that enable them to blend seamlessly between cultures.

Describing cultural adaptability, Jack London wrote seriously of the two extremes of transition in 1900:

"When a man journeys into a far country, he must be prepared to forget many of the things he has learned, and to acquire such customs as are inherent with existence in the new land; he must abandon the old ideas and the old gods, and oftentimes he must reverse the very codes by which his conduct has hereto been shaped. To those who have a protean faculty of adaptability, the novelty of such change may even be a source of pleasure; but to those who happen to be hardened to the ruts in which they were created, the pressure of the altered environment is unbearable, and they chafe in body and in spirit under the new restrictions which they do not understand. This chafing is bound to act and react, producing divers evils and leading to various misfortunes. It were better for the man who cannot fit himself to the new groove to return to his own country; if he delay too long, he will surely die."

And yet, Global Nomadism has another attribute. It perpetuates, generation after generation. Repeatedly, and perhaps unconsciously, it is the common cornerstone for marriages. In the family study, it can be shown that our generations have lived their global nomad destiny with a pioneer spirit.


 

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