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In Pictures: Romney's ancestral village in England

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Dalton-in-Furness, in northwestern England, is where relatives of U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney were born and bred in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was in these rain-soaked plains of northern England that his ancestors lived for generations, converted to Mormonism and left for the U.S. in 1841 in search of the promised land.

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A sign for Romney Road in Dalton-in-Furness, which is in Lancashire.

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A baptism record shows details of some of U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney's clan.

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Sun shines on the gravestone of the acclaimed local painter George Romney in Dalton-in-Furness.

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Jennie Iveson, 69, poses outside her terrace house in Barrow-in-Furness. Ms. Iveson, is Mr. Romney's fourth cousin.

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Ms. Iveson poses with family photographs inside her home. Romney is now one of the wealthiest Americans ever to run for the White House; Washington’s backrooms are as far removed from the daily grind of his distant kin in Lancashire as one can imagine.

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Mormons attend a service at a church beside the Preston England Temple, Europe's biggest Mormon temple, in Chorley in northern England.

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Simon Nash, his wife Maria and their 12-year-old daughter Sarah pose outside their home in Preston, England. Maria is Mitt Romney's fourth cousin, twice removed.

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