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Old 01-05-2014, 01:48 AM
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:50 AM
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My mom is half Maniot (from Greece), and the rest of her is a blend of German jew (Einsteins, Albert was a cousin) Swede, Irish, Welsh, Scottish and English.

My dad is half Peigan Blackfoot, and the rest is Irish and Scottish.

People always look at me and ask, "What ARE you?" My sister often gets asked if she's part Chinese, which is weird because she's 6'1" and has bright red hair. But then her eyes and eye set is apparently kind of Asian looking because of the Blackfoot or something?
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:55 AM
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My dad's side is pretty much 100% English!his parents were first generation Canadians.

My moms side is a mixture, bohemian, german, and English, her moms family has been traced back to 1400 something to some duke of some place lol. But her dad is a mystery,he was born in 1898 and died when she was six, so all they have to go on is his name and year of birth, which they traced to being born in Nova Scotia but that's about it.

In fact here is my moms cousin Bill looking for information on him
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:07 AM
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My dad's side is pretty much 100% English!his parents were first generation Canadians.

My moms side is a mixture, bohemian, german, and English, her moms family has been traced back to 1400 something to some duke of some place lol. But her dad is a mystery,he was born in 1898 and died when she was six, so all they have to go on is his name and year of birth, which they traced to being born in Nova Scotia but that's about it.

In fact here is my moms cousin Bill looking for information on him
Just out of curiosity, what was mystery grandpa's name? I have a bunch of 1880's-1900's census by county for Nova Scotia because that's where my grandpa was born (Parish of Perth). I wonder if he or some of his family might be in it somewhere.

ETA: derpaderpaderp. It's Delancy Graham, right? Haha, I should read better before posting. Will check the paperwork for some Grahams.
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1/4 Mexican, 1/4 Swedish. Some Polish and English as well... maybe 1/4 each, or maybe there's more mixed in there, I'm not quite sure.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:58 AM
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I am pretty much 95% German and 5% Dutch... but the dutch was wayyyy back.

I find it interesting, that Americans tend to be very obsessed (? wrong word maybe) with their heritage and everyone knows what portions what they are and no ever really says, I'm American when asked where they come from. For example:
A friend of mines great-great-grandparents are from Italy and Slowania. She neither speaks the language, nor has she ever been there. But when asked where she is from, she always answers Italy and Slowania... which is so odd to me, because SHE herself is not from there.
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Errrr, English and Scottish

My maternal grandfather was from a tiny fishing village on the east coast of Scotland, but moved to Yorkshire and set up home with my maternal gran. My paternal family are English.

My dad has done some genealogy stuff and don't think it threw up any big surprises.

My other half is welsh and is convinced he's the true king of wales :P I feel like an honorary welsh sometimes lol


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I find it interesting, that Americans tend to be very obsessed (? wrong word maybe) with their heritage and everyone knows what portions what they are and no ever really says, I'm American when asked where they come from. For example:
A friend of mines great-great-grandparents are from Italy and Slowania. She neither speaks the language, nor has she ever been there. But when asked where she is from, she always answers Italy and Slowania... which is so odd to me, because SHE herself is not from there.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:57 AM
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My mom's family is from France and Prussia, my dad's side from Scandinavia.

And, yes, also this. To me, there is a difference between saying "my family's ancestry is from [insert countries of choosing]" and to say "I AM [insert nationality of choosing]. I would never say that I am German and French. I was born in Germany, therefore I am German. Not 45% German, 25% French, 15% this, 8% this, and 7% that (how do people even get these crummy numbers?!).

I can't even count any anymore the times I have told people that I am from Germany only for them to happily exclaim "Oh, me too!" And then, when I continue the conversation in German, say that they can't speak it or have ever set a foot on German soil. But their great-grandparents were from Germany, that's why they like beer and sausages. It's in their blood.

Sorry to go off on a rant, but it's a huge pet peeve of mine.

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I am pretty much 95% German and 5% Dutch... but the dutch was wayyyy back.

I find it interesting, that Americans tend to be very obsessed (? wrong word maybe) with their heritage and everyone knows what portions what they are and no ever really says, I'm American when asked where they come from. For example:
A friend of mines great-great-grandparents are from Italy and Slowania. She neither speaks the language, nor has she ever been there. But when asked where she is from, she always answers Italy and Slowania... which is so odd to me, because SHE herself is not from there.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:23 AM
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We're supposedly 1/2 Irish and 1/2 Italian.
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