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Offline yodalover

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Re: Ancestry
« on: October 02, 2003, 08:24:00 PM »
Well, I'm American :)

I don't actually know what my family's background is on my biological 'dad''s side.   (don't care to but that's another story). (most generally known as the 'sperm donor')

On my mom's side of the family, I think we are descended from french people (possibly via Canada).

On my dad's (the dad that raised and adopted me) side of the family, his parents were both 1st generation Americans of Serbian descent.

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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2003, 09:01:24 PM »
well my dad is full Italian and my mom is Irish and Scottish....so we love beer and pasta!!!!  Jillian
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2003, 09:59:40 PM »
Great thread :)

I live in Canada

My mom's family includes irish, scottish and english

My dad was born in england

So that is where that leaves me :)

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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2003, 11:14:01 PM »
Ok here's mine:

Paternal Great Grandfather born: Cape Town, South Africa
Paternal Great Grandmother born: London, UK

Maternal Great Grandfather born: Belfast, Ireland
Materal Great Grandmother born: Wexford, Ireland

Paternal Grandfather born in Scotland
Parternal Grandmother born in Wales

Maternal Grandfather born: Edinburgh, Scotland
Maternal Grandmother born: Perth, Scotland

Mother born: Fife, Scotland
Father born: Great Yarmouth

Me & My Sister born in England

So I'm a true mix

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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2003, 03:24:37 AM »
I live in Illinois, but if i go back on my dads side a few great's grandparents they all came from Germany and on my moms side most of them came from Germany with a tiny bit of Irish (my red hair), French and Danish. But for the most part both sides of the family trace back to Germany.
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2003, 04:32:34 AM »
I love researching ancestry!

On my dad's side, we are Scottish (Clan Maxwell and King) and Norwegian (Fjeldsteds and Jonsdotters/ Jonsons), with a rogue Swede thrown in there (my paternal grandmother was a Deason).  

On my mom's side, we are American through and through--we are actually Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, which means the family line in America traces to the 1700's.  Before that, her family came from the Borderlands of Scotland and England (Clan Charters in Scotland, along with Lybrooks and Todhunters from England proper).  The Charters left Scotland after Culloden, apparently, as did many of my Maxwell kin.  The Charters were also given land in Northern Ireland so there is a family line there as well

Somewhere in between, several American Indian relatives made their way into the family tree.  Sadly, the family at the time covered things up--so we have my very dark, black-haired, black-eyed, stunningly beautiful maternal grandmother (a Lybrook/Todhunter) being called 'Black Dutch.'  It is more likely that she was Seminole Indian.

So for the most part I'm Scottish, with some Norwegian and 'other' thrown in for good measure.  The Scottish side of the family has been in the US since before it was the US.  The Norwegians and Swedes came over here in the 1920's.

What's really funny is that the Maxwells and Charters (my mom's maiden name) hold bordering lands near Dumfries in Scotland--and they've been inter-marrying for over 700 years, according to the marriage registries of both clans.  So I get to look at my brother and tell him that he's the result of 700 years of inbreeding... ;D

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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2003, 07:42:19 PM »
Heather M, that is very interesting....I am very impressed. I wish that I knew that much about my family...Jillian
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2003, 09:17:21 PM »
The only thing that I know about where my family stems from, and I only know my maternal grandparents is that my grandfathers mother is Indian and my grandmothers parents were from Germany and Scotland
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2003, 09:38:37 PM »
M:  So we're practically neighbors, eh?

Jillian:  I can't take credit for the work.  My dad is one of 8 children from a Minnesota farm family, and several of the siblings are very interested in tracing the family tree.  They've gone back to the 1700's and that's about it.  I have an old, old bible with the names of all the relatives, births, deaths, and marriages.  It's really neat.  On my mom's side, again, there was a cousin who didn't work and made tracing the family tree her mission in life.  Plus, to get the Daughters of the American Revolution 'certification' you have to prove that the family line goes back to someone who fought in the Revolutionary war.  It was a big deal for her.

Anyway, it's always good to know where you came from.

H
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2003, 01:20:22 AM »
on my dad side i'm scottish and a direct reltiive of mary queen of scotts

on my mom side i duch

i was born in america
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2003, 01:50:47 AM »
I would really love to research my family history more, it would probably be pertinent from my genetic history too really. Hopefully I will find time to do a proper historical check one day as I apparently do have some interesting ancestry from snippets and unproven stories I've been told!  

All I know for sure at present though is that I defintely have some German, Scottish and Italian blood in me - I guess that would explain why I'm tight with money and like pasta and black forest gateau then?  ;)

Thanks for this thread - You've really got me going now and I think I will look further into my families historical ancestry. It's greta reading other peoples family history too - we really are very well bred bunch aren't we?!  ;D

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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2003, 04:34:16 AM »
Wow!!!  This is a really neat thread......

I am a bit of a mutt.....

On my mom's side, I am English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch and German.

And on my dad's side I an Native American.  The Sequoia indians were moved from northern California to near Palm Springs, CA where they became the Agua Caliente band of Couhilla indians.  My great-grandfather jumped wagon train in Newhall, CA where they raised a family and many of the descendants still live.

I would be nice though to be part of the active tribe to have some benefit of all the revenue taken in by the small casino that they have on the reservation.

I haven't yet figured out what I look like though......I used to have much darker skin, but I guess more of the irish is coming out in me.  Reddish-blonde hair with freckles and light skin that burns easily.

Besides, who ever heard of a blonde haired, blue eyed indian.......


Hehehehe.

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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2003, 09:15:13 PM »
I figured I should have looked something like this:

Red hair, talks with a springbok accent and dresses in Tartan!

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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2003, 10:20:45 PM »
It's funny how the looks have come down through the family line...I mean, you'd think with me being mostly Scottish and Norwegian, that I would be fair, right?

Wrong.  That small percentage of American Indian really left a stamp on the family line.

My grandmothers had black hair and eyes, and olive kin.  My maternal grandfather had red hair, green eyes, and white skin with freckles.  My paternal grandfather had brown hair, dark skin (or rather, the ability to tan), and green eyes.  My mom has very dark brown hair and eyes, and very white skin.  My dad has brown hair, green eyes, and the ability to tan walking by the oven....

So I came out with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.  But I did get the redhead's pale skin, complete with freckles....if I stay out of the sun, I pass for quite fair.  If I don't, then I could pass for Latin or Mediterranean--except for the whole freckle thing on my face!  My brother got the almost-black hair and eyes, and the dark skin (I swear he could tan using a hair dryer) without a hint of freckles.

Goofy.

M--REVIRESCO!  You bring the tartans, I'll bring the haggis and oat cakes.....let's just leave the jugged hare at home, okay?  ;D

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#2-#5: Lysis of adhesions/scar tissue, AIR, patellar tendon debridement, infections, MUA, insufflation
#6: IT band release / Z-Plasty, synovectomy, LOA/AIR, chondroplasty
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2003, 06:10:37 AM »
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hi well for someone who is looking for her fathers family i can tell you one thing they fell off this planet.
my dad was from brooklyn ny john wilson
my mom from harrisburg pa i know everyone on her side
that sides irish and indian ,german,dad ?people say i look latino or itlian.who knows my dad died in july maybe i will find his family someday.I am to have a sister but she was adopted who knows where she maybe dad wanted to find her but the mom told him to never contact since she was beening adopted :'( i do know my kids are mine and they are from me. :D..rose
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2003, 01:32:10 AM »
I am an American mix, with some heritage well researched and parts not so well known.  

Mom's side (tons of history and documents!)
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English, tracing back to arrival on a boat in 1621 (I guess that would make me a Daughter of the American Revolution, since it is documented with our family historian, but as far as I know, no one has joined).  The last name is "Beecher", as in Harriet Beecher Stowe ("Uncle Tom's Cabin"), Ward Beecher, and so on, and it was in my line until the generation of my great-great grandparents.

Scotch-Irish.  The last name is "Gamble", and we know those relatives immigrated from Ireland in the 1850s or so (probably during the famine years).  Somehow, my sister traced the name back to the Innes/MacInnes clan when she worked at a Scottish importing company.  One of our family's original Irish immigrants shot off his fingers so he wouldn't have to fight in the Civil War.

American Indian.  Like so many, it's an undocumented piece of family history that the family ignored for a while.  I think a great-great-grandma was Cherokee.  I have none of the physical traits (as 1/16th of my heritage, it's pretty diluted)... just a fascination with the culture.

Also some lineage with the Wilsons, and rumor (though I haven't seen any documents) that we're related to Woodrow Wilson (president of the US during WWI).

Dad's side (less documented):

Hungarian.  My great-grandmother and her husband immigrated in the late 1910s, so my grandma is full Hungarian.  That makes me 25% Hungarian.  I have inherited the Eastern European figure ("curvy") with the Western European coloring (blondish hair, green eyes, fair skin).  I also have inherited the love for Hungarian food :).

English?  The last name, "Prater", traces back to England, but no one in the family has tried to trace our line.

My husband, incidentally, is 1/4 Irish, 1/4 Italian, 1/4 French, and 1/4 English... kind of a scary mix!  The Irish and French in him likes to drink beer and wine ... the Italian likes to drink, eat pasta, and defend the family ;).  I joke with him that someday, his Irish and Italian blood are going to add up to make a temperamental drunk :).  Good thing he can laugh :).

Cheers,
Barb :)

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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2003, 11:21:15 PM »
I'm pure blooded Irish.  On both sides of my family, we can trace ancestors back to the 1500's in Ireland.  Both my parents and myself were born there.
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2003, 12:57:46 AM »
I'm a true mutt. ;D

Part Cherokee Indian, Scotch-Irish,  German & French.  I like me a lot!! ;D

I do have a rather quick temper though...wonder why?
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2003, 06:59:29 AM »
Well I hate to say it but I'm half a whinging pom.  Dad's side is from England.  We got his good teeth and not much else.
Mum's mum's family originated from Germany and came out to Aust as farmers in the 1800's.  
I don't know what that makes me but I am thankful for the really good teeth. (No fillings or dental problems, touch wood.)  
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2003, 08:26:56 AM »
Im a mutt :P

Maternal:
Great Grandmother: Russian
Great Grandfather: English, Irish, French
(my grandmother's parents)

Grandfather: Portugues

Fraternal:
Grandmother: Irish
Grandfather: Czech
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Re: Ancestry
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2003, 08:27:56 AM »
where I got Fraternal from I have no idea I mean paternal...Its like 2am give me a little slack please :-/
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