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Old 06-14-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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100% Irish. Mother's side of the family moved to Pittsburgh from County Cork in the early 1900's while Dad's side of the family moved here in the mid 1800s.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:23 PM
 
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I got my 23andme results a couple months ago. I am 98.5% Ashkenazi Jewish which surprised me a little bit. I am light skinned and blue eyed so I thought there was more mixing in my family than the typical Jewish person. I guess not. The most surprising thing by far was to discover I am 0.2% Asian which they pinpointed to the 1700s.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Both of my parents were born in Germany as were their parents...so I'd say German.
But how do you know where their parents parents were born or migrated from, or their parents parents parents, or their parents parents parents parents and on and on and on. Truth is, we have no clue of our heritage once we go a few generations back and that only scratches the surface...
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Old 06-15-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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1/2 Volga Deutsch (Russian-born German) - Maternal side, grandparents settled in eastern Colorado from Russia

3/8 French (Louisiana Acadian or "Cajun") - Fraternal side, Louisiana
1/8 Choctaw

I fight internally with myself on a constant basis.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Naples Island
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In terms of ancestry, I'm 3/4 Italian and 1/4 Irish. My Italian forbears immigrated to the United States between the late 1890's and mid-1930's, and my Irish forebears immigrated to the United States between the mid-1840's and the late 1860's. Through my paternal grandmother, I am a third-generation American, and through my maternal grandmother, I am a sixth-generation American.
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