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Old 04-18-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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For me it's quite easy;

I'm half Greek and half German.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Pit of filth
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I am German, English, and Scottish. Grandfather's family emigrated in the 1930's from Germany and all other sides have been in the US since the early 1700's (late 1600's for a few members)
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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My moms mom is Polish. Her family immigrated and ended up in Chicago. I have no idea how many generations were born in the USA. I do know that my great grandparents bought or built a home in Chicago. They sold that home to my grandparents (Their daughter and her husband) and my grandparents sold that home to my uncle. My moms dad is German from what I am told. Maybe at least part German. On my dads side my Grandfather and Grandmother are Texan. Not sure where they came from but my fathers family settled and built South Dallas. My grandmother (Dads mom) always said that she was related to William Penn. Maybe they moved to Texas from Pennsylvania. I have no idea as no one seems to talk about it, or as my dad said, my grandfather says "that is all just water under the bridge." I want to thank all those people for making Geneology so challenging. Really is lots of fun building a puzzle with so few puzzle pieces. LOL
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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Yes, I have documentation of all my "nationalities"... My goal is to find the location (town, state or county, not just country of origin) of all the families in my tree. I am only missing a couple now.
I read somewhere that more caucasian americans have German as part of their heritage than any other nationality.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: where the sun doesnt shine...
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I wish I knew, and currently dont have the funds to find out. It sucks being a black American interested in his geneaological roots, as most black Americans have gone thru generations, even centuries of mystery. I would love to know...
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Some people need to work on their math, lol.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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German, Scottish, Irish, Cherokee, Black Irish, Welsh and British that I remember.

I was also surprised to find out, I have a lot of Scottish on my mom's sides.

Some things are not so obvious when looking in the mirror.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Yes, I have documentation of all my "nationalities"... My goal is to find the location (town, state or county, not just country of origin) of all the families in my tree. I am only missing a couple now.
I read somewhere that more caucasian americans have German as part of their heritage than any other nationality.
That may be true. But the Germans have mixed their blood with lots of non-Caucasians as well........as I found out when I saw that several of my great-great-plus grandparents came here from Germany.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Bessarabian, Greek, Polish, Romanian.

Where is Bessarabia? It is approximately modern day Moldova, near the Black Sea. Over the centuries it was called Bessarabia, Moldavia, and now Moldova. When my ancestors lived there, Romanian was the principal language but they were subjects of the Russian Czar.

My Greek ancestors were from the province of Epirus, way up in the mountains of north-western Greece near Albania. My ancestors where Greek but subjects to the Ottoman Turkish Sultan.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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1/3 Irish, 1/3 German, 1/2 Polish.
Huh? 1/3, 1/3, 1/2? That's over 100%
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