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Old 02-01-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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I was born, and grew up, in Cleveland but have not lived there for 22 years. Both my parents, and three of my four grandparents were born and spent there lives in Cleveland.

In spite of this history, I do not consider Cleveland my home nor do I hope to ever return there apart from an occasional visit.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Mt. Airy
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My grandfather, born in 1906 in Italy, immigrated with my great grandfather to work on the Erie Canal in NYS. They ended up settling in Rochester, NY where my grandfather was a crane operator. My parents still live in Rochester, but I've moved all over the place. I'll most likely never move back, but it will always be home.
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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My family moved from the Carolinas to North Philly in the early 1900's and have been here ever since.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I don't live there now but I'm from the Philadelphia area (Bucks/Montgomery County) where some of my ancestors have lived since colonial times. The earliest immigrant was in 1702, he was my 7th great grandfather so that's 10 generations, I believe. My family still live there and I plan to move back eventually.
Interesting. On my mother's side I am (supposedly) the direct descendant of the first French immigrant to Philadelphia. His name was Jacques-Louis Garrigues and arrived in 1701. He was nicknamed 'the immigrant' by the locals.
So perhaps we're related!
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Interesting. On my mother's side I am (supposedly) the direct descendant of the first French immigrant to Philadelphia. His name was Jacques-Louis Garrigues and arrived in 1701. He was nicknamed 'the immigrant' by the locals.
So perhaps we're related!
I doubt it, I don't have any confirmed French ancestry in my tree. The ancestor I mentioned was a German Mennonite - actually, the first Mennonite Bishop in the Americas: Jacob C. Gottschalk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They were/are a tight knit community and only married other Mennonites, almost always other Germans.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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Parents moved from Mississippi and South Carolina in the early-mid 1960's to Syracuse. Before that, on my father's side, my great or great-great grandmother came to Syracuse in the early 1920's from Mississippi.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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Only one, since my parents moved to Chicago after meeting each other at University of Georgia sometime in the 1970s. Dad's side of the family is from Georgia(one part of it is from central Georgia, and the other is from northeast Georgia, particularly Gainesville), while my mom's family is mainly from both North Carolina and Virginia. My mom's ancestor(s) actually immigrated to America on the Mayflower in the 1600s, and I believe for a time they lived in Rhode Island. Eventually, they moved south to Virginia and North Carolina. My grandmother(deceased since 2007) met my grandfather, who's family was descended from German settlers in western Ohio(Springfield specifically, and as struggling as that town is, I hope it makes a comeback someday).

Myself, I already(long-term) want to live somewhere inbetween the Midwestern and Southern states where I have family, so I've increasingly been looking into places that are inbetween, such as Indinapolis, Cincinnati(leaning towards looking on the NKY side, since COL is cheaper), and Saint Louis. Saint Louis might be slightly tougher to pull off(as it's further from Georgia and states like Virginia), but I could probably make that work as well. Bottom line is, that I just want to ultimately live somewhere with less harsh winters, while still being able to experience all 4 seasons. I enjoy Chicago, but I can't help but feel ready to move on and try living somewhere else.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Six roughly (within a 10 mile radius or so), going back to the Gold Rush. That's some history by California standards.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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well mine is a town. my family has lived in the same town for at least 4 generations for sure, all of my great grandparents lived here as adults and i think all or most were born and raised here. beyond them i don't know. once i get to great great grands i know a lot of my family lived in Virginia, and probably other towns and cities in NC and other southern states
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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My family has been in Pittsburgh since they moved to the USA from Europe 100 years ago. I intend on staying here to live. The lifestyle of moving across the country every so often doesn't appeal to me at all. I prefer to live in a stable neighborhood where you can know your neighbors.
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