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View Poll Results: How far back in your ancestry to you need to go, to find an ancestor who was not born in the country
Self 14 12.61%
Older sibling 3 2.70%
Parent 19 17.12%
Grandparent 15 13.51%
Great Grandparent 20 18.02%
Further t han that 40 36.04%
Voters: 111. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-25-2017, 11:04 PM
Location: Seoul
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I am immigrant myself
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by PacoMartin View Post
Well 15 generations is 32000 people. Most people need 15 generations to get back to the 1600's. There were only 250,000 people in present day USA by 1700, and only 50,000 in the year 1650. So the statistics would be difficult to fathom.

Now I know you don't know very many bloodlines back 15 generations. Not even Queen Elizabeth can trace most of her relatives back that far. Certainly some of the bloodlines, but no where near the majority of them.

What is the furthest bloodline you can trace?

Some do:

Martí de Riquer
Quinze generacions d'una familia catalana

Of course, Marti de Riquer is a historian and belongs to the nobility, castle and personal library included.

There are peasants (filthy rich) in this area that have been living in the same masos or fortified manors since the 13th century, quite a lot.
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:42 AM
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I am a U.S. citizen, though I have emigrated.

My mother and her family moved to the U.S. from Canada around 1914.

Two of my paternal grt. grandparents moved to Canada from Ireland in the early 1850s, when they were teenagers, then moved to the U.S. in the 1860s.

The other two paternal grt. grandparents moved to the U.S. from Ireland in the mid-1840s.
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Old 05-26-2017, 11:48 AM
Location: Vancouver
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My paternal grandmother. She was born in England. Her husband and both grandparents families are from Quebec and those ancestors arrived in 1647.
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:52 PM
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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My Grandparents moved here as children with there parents (my great grands), in the 1950s & 60s from Puerto Rico to the Bronx NY
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Old 05-27-2017, 12:53 PM
Location: Finland
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I came as a refugee in 2015. Allahu snackbar.
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