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Unread 09-05-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Cali
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German/Cherokee
Tomahawk and Mauser.lol
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Unread 09-05-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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German, Dutch, French, Irish, Cherokee and African-American. I'm not sure of the percentages.
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Unread 09-05-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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This thread seems fun lol

My mom: African American, Haitian, West Indian (what is now Trinidad and Tabago) and Irish (long line of biracial black/irish mixtures)
My dad: African American, Chinese(grandmother was a 1/4), Choctaw Native American (grandfather was half)

Someone mentioned they were black irish...I've been asked if thats what my Irish part was, well until people see all the fair skin, blonde/green eyed, red/blonde haired AFRICAN AMERICAN lol family I have. But what exactly is black irish? I've heard it was free slaves of irish descent who were owned by Irish families but I'm not sure
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Unread 09-06-2010, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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both my parents moved here from greece,so i am a dual citizen.but i was just wondering why the people of this country feel the need to identify with their diluted bloodlines,just curious.

on a side note a lot of my cousins were born here in america,we recently took a trip to greece for a family wedding.and a fight literally broke out between some of my cousins and the brides family because my cousins say they are greek.in most european countries if you are born here you are american regardless of your bloodlines.and they don't take kindly to us claiming there heritage as our own.
I think for Americans (people whose family has been here since the beginnings) its just about knowing who you are or just being interested in what your make up is. So many different groups in America have been mating for so long its kind of hard to tell. My family in particular just love to keep up with the stuff lol mostly because we have some really fascinating people in our family. Regardless of what race/ethnicity they are. I mean I was thrilled to find out my great grandfather was the owner of the towns only dry cleaner, a church, a bunch of land and a couple of other things.
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Unread 09-06-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Scottish Mexican!
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Unread 09-06-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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1st gen german american, mom and dad are 100% BAVARIAN GERMAN, BUT going back a few generations i think there is some eastern European.
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Unread 09-06-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities/New Jersey
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50% Finnish, 25% German(Unfortunately), 12.5% Norweigan, 6.25% Scottish, 6.25% Irish.
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Unread 09-06-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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50% Finnish, 25% German(Unfortunately), 12.5% Norweigan, 6.25% Scottish, 6.25% Irish.

what wrong with being German?
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Unread 06-18-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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From Mothers side only HUNGARIAN, from dad's side half ESTONIAN and half CZECH with distant ITALIAN (Venetian). My last name is Italian cuz it comes from my grandfather who was actually from Prague but his grand father was from North-Easthern Italy, today Veneto region. All of my grandparents came to the US during or after WW II. My Hungarian grandparents came to the US in 1948, after spending 3 years in refugee camps in Switzerland cuz the Romanians destroyed their house in Kolozsvar, Transylvania . My Estonian grandmother came to the US from Tallinn in 1945 after the Soviets killed her family, while my Czech grandpa came to the US in 1944 after the Germans started to kill every Czech in Prague. My family was very effected by the 2 WW even if we dont have any Jewish, in fact my family is of Catholic heritage.
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Unread 06-18-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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Mother's side - Dutch, father's side - Dutch and English.
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