It's interesting how the ancestors of many of us up here came through New York - New Amsterdam. If something called the revolution hadn't happened we could well have many more of us still in the US. Doing family history it's always interesting to see how many went back and forth between supporting the British one day, Patriots the next and then back to the British. My wife has an ancestor in her family tree (a Westbroeck) who fought with Captain Joseph Brant (First nations), who our hometown of Brantford is named after.My thanks Sandy for reposting this. Do you know anything about the History of these scripts...why the changes for example? Why the difference in the letters compared to English? We all know about the similar words between English and German. Then there is the French influences in English, the “ou” for example in colour or humour which our American cousins tease us about. In my opinion, all Ben Franklin did in reforming “American” was to eliminate the French influence from the King’s English! Fortunately, “The Crown” has forgiven the American rebels and we have close family ties between CN, UK, and USA! I always tease James about how he is more CN than me due to his Québécois ancestry and I am more American because my family originates in NJ/Long Island during the late 1600’s.