I have "Yankee's in the attic" and they came from a line of abolitionist. As I have no control on what my ancestors did, I see no reason to be shocked over anything they did. One, a Gr-grandfather even bragged about being " a very fine jayhawker" and in another letter wrote " we captured two or three prisoners. After this fight, we will not take any prisoners. We will kill everything ded, wite or black." Now, I have no dought that my ancestor and his comrades followed up on his statement. Does this mean I should condemn them, because two of them were my ancestor's?
My recently retired brother has done extensive family research since his retirement and has found some things that a grandfather did, that in present times would not only make him politically incorrect, but most likely result in very long stay in our penal system. However, he was a product of his time period and I do not think he should be judged by our present standards. Of course, the "Politically Correct" movement of today would probably disagree with my last statement, but so be it!
I will get off my soapbox now.