What is your Genealogy ?

@jennybianca (12918)
Australia
April 1, 2007 11:39pm CST
I am very interested in my Family history & have completed a great deal of research. This has lead to some fascinating discoveries about my ethnic genealogy. So I was wondering about the genealogy of other My Lotters? My background is Irish (from the potoato famine), English (convicts) and Aboriginal. My daughters is more interesting. As well as the Irish, Aborioginal & English, she is half jewish, Spanish, German & Scottish, with the spanish predominiating. Please tell me about yours, especially my friends.
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@pumpkinjam (5714)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 07
Well, on my mum's side, we can go back several generations and we know that my mum's family have lived where we live now (Midlands, England) for at least the past two centuries. I think, if we went back far enough, we'd maybe get to Scotland. I'm not sure about my dad's side because we only know about the last couple of generations and they were all from, as far as I know, County Durham, England. So I am proud to say that I am entirely English and will be drinking tea and fighting dragons on the 23rd!
@Thomas73 (1467)
• Switzerland
2 Apr 07
My sister did once a genealogical research on our family. She unfortunately could find records only up to the French Revolution, and we have no real evidence about the ancestry of our great-grand mother, who was the illegitimate child of a maid whose employer had gotten pregnant -- and certainly didn't want to publicise this fact! Given the geographical data of our parents' origins, we can safely assume that we had Celts on our dad's side, and Vikings on our mum's. But apart from that, no other real information could be uncovered. I'm still convinced, though, that some 1 million years ago, one of our ancestors left the trees of the jungle to go wander into the savannah on two feet. ;)
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I too have done a lot of research on my family genealogy and I am a true melting pot - I think I have a little bit of everything someplace in my past from convicts to kings. I have loved reading and learning about the personal lives of my ancestors and am continually searching for more information. Some branches of my family tree I've traced back 30 generations but don't have sound supporting information for it all. I do have some of my tree on my web site http://byfaithonly.com/FamilyTree/
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@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
As far as I'm concerned, our family genealogy can be traced back to China. I have a huge relatives still living there. But we also have Spanish blood which describe why we don't look like Chinese. I honestly don't know where to begin should I decide to trace back my origin. :)
@estherlou (5026)
• United States
2 Apr 07
Well, I don't know a lot, but on my father's side, I am part Scottish and German. On my mother's side, we are related way back to someone who plotted to kill some king or something...LOL...and also, my mother is 1/4 American Indian.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
2 Apr 07
Sioux and Apache is the most in me with German, Irish and English. Warring tribes, total of 3 drinkers and fair skin with delicate English. I do get mean if I drink too much and I guess the Indian in me is the culprit. I look like a fair headed English Irish lady though I guess. I can see some Indian in my face and as I age I am doing well just shifting like the Indians do with their regal faces in great age.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
3 Apr 07
I look mostly like the Irish, with my green eyes. But I have the olive skin inherited from the Aboriginals, although the full bloods are very dark. My body shape is Aboriginal too. My daughter is more olive skinned than me.
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
2 Apr 07
My cousin did some extensive research on our family history, and traced us back to Ireland in the 1400's. There ruins of a castle that once belonged to one of our ancestors. My cousin, and some other members of our family took a trip to Ireland and discovered some blood relatives there. Now they've been going back for clan gatherings, and I would like to go to, so I guess I'll have to plan it someday. My dad's side is Irish and German, and my mom's parents both came from Checkoslovakia. Someday, I would like to trace those lines as well as the Irish one.
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
2 Apr 07
My father's ancestor came to the America's in the late 1500's from France when the Edict of Nantes was issued. He was a Huegenot, (French Calvinists), and they suffered a lot during the religious wars in France. There is also a smattering of American Indian, and Irish on my father's side. On my mother's side, my great Grandparent's immigrated from Italy. And my mother's father was Pennsylvania Dutch of German descent. My ex husband is almost pure Irish, so my kids have Irish and a bit of English in them. And with my grandbabies, the Irish really is evident since three of them have flaming red hair.
@skydancer (1716)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I am German, English, and French on my father's side, and mostly English and Irish on my mother's. I am not sure when my mother's family came to this country, but they were involved in every major war from the American Revolution on. It has been said that an ancestor of my mother's signed the Declaration of Independence, though that hasn't been proven for sure. My father's family came to New Orleans from Hamburg as part of a big immigration wave of people who were fleeing a civil war in Germany. His family is best known for having been some of the city's pioneer music merchants, and the original owners of what is now the Fairmont Hotel (just the New Orleans building, not the entire chain). My grandmother's family is from Falmouth, England, and ended up in New Orleans and Chicago. Her family's claim to fame was a retirement home called "Earle's Retreat" in Falmouth. We have yet to go further back than my great-great-great grandparents, however. Ancestry.com charges for the viewing of immigration records and I have already been ripped off by them once... I hope one day I can go further back because I love the subject of geneology and finding out where I came from and all the history behind the different people and places. =) Anyway, that's it in a nutshell. =)
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@sacmom (14336)
• United States
2 Apr 07
Well my dad is Irish and a tad American Indian. My mom is Filipino. My husband is Polish (his mom's side), Irish and German (both from his dad's side).
• India
2 Apr 07
i am indian, punjabi..and dont know much about from where my ancesters were from
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• Philippines
2 Apr 07
My family genealogy has been recorded to one of our grand family reunion in 1980s. A booklet was made for commemorating the events. Inside are informationof the family's background and history from our ancestors. A genealogy of all family members was included too. I hope a new grand reunion will take place soon. It's about 2 decades since we made the last reunion.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
I think it's so cool that you want to know other people's geneology ! On my dad's side,I have Irish,Welsh,french and dutch.On my mom's side,I have german and Naitive American.What's weird about the Native American is that I had been told all my life that my great grandmother was from the cherokee tribe but we researched her name and was told that her name sounds more like the oneida tribe so I am interested in trying to figure that out
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@AmbiePam (46152)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Well, on my dad's side we are mostly German, with some Dutch. On my mother's side we are primarily English, with a tad of Native American. Our clain to fame is that on my mom's side of the family we had a notorious bank robber in our family, Black Jack Ketchum. Whoop-tee-do. : )
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
3 Apr 07
There are some weird coincidences in my parents' backgrounds. My mother's family emigrated to Maryland and Utah. Members of my father's family emigrated to Utah as well. They are still there and I spoke to one recently when I went through the family history my father's second cousin published. My father's parents were both from England, but met in India where their parents were stationed during the war. They married and moved to Stratford, Ontario, Canada when my father was a year old. The family goes back to England as far back as the 1600's. My mother's family was originally from Scotland but fled to Ireland during an uprising of some sort. From then on the family is Irish. The last name changed spellings throughout the years. The family seems to have spread out all over the United States. Funnily enough, my mother's parents ended out in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Of course my parents met there when they were 13 and 14. They married and moved to Toronto, Ontario. But my mother's brothers ended out back in the States when they played hockey in the NHL. One has since passed, but her other two brothers are still there. I think you could mention any state in the U.S. and I could find some members of my mother's family history having resided there. So, my background is English, Irish and Scottish.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
Both my mom and dad's family are English, primarily, form the Somerset region. My mom has a great deal of Scottish blood as well as some German. There is a possibility of someone descended from an Iroquois tribe being my father's grandmother. Both sides of the family have strong ties in Canada and my dad only immigrated here around the late 50s or early 60s.
• United States
2 Apr 07
I have a cousin in Scotland who was very passionate about our family tree she even went to Australia to meet with our family from our paternal grandmother side (our fathers were brothers) they all seemed very affluent and nice people. No black sheep there. However I learned on my mother's side we had a relative who was hung for sheep stealing. His name was "James" no-one was ever named James after that... but we did have French royalty. One of Mary Queen of Scots' ladies-in-waiting, whom she brought back to Scotland with her, was a distant relative
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@GardenGerty (90989)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Apr 07
I am Scots, Irish, English German, Jewish, French, Swedish, Native American that I know of. Most of it in very small increments, nothing really dominant. If I would do the paperwork, I could vote with my Indian (Native American) tribe, and receive some tribal benefits.
@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
3 Apr 07
20th Century Immigrants - immigrants
I am one half Turkish (mother) and 1/4 German and 1/4 Italian (father). I am first generation American on mom's side and 2nd generation American on dad's. His father immigrated from Italy in 1904, his mother from Northern Germany in 1911 and met in Philadelphia, PA., marrying in 1919. My mother was brought to this country in 1952 as a late WWII war bride (dad went back for her).
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@anjrit (997)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 07
I didn't know well about my genealogy but exactly I'am pure ASian He....
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