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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 09-12-2013, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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The ancestors from whom I get my surname came to the colonies from England before the American Revolution.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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My most recent ancestors (a couple) came to the US from Germany in the 1830s. Most of the rest were in America by the 1600s, though.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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My most recent ancestors (a couple) came to the US from Germany in the 1830s. Most of the rest were in America by the 1600s, though.
How did you manage to trace back that far? I got stuck in the 1830s, and their father was born in Puerto Rico as well, but don't know where or when
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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How did you manage to trace back that far? I got stuck in the 1830s, and their father was born in Puerto Rico as well, but don't know where or when
40 years of research. And a fair number of New Englanders.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:16 PM
 
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Just one grandparent immigrated. The several great grandparents.
paternal grandfather-immigrated from Spain 1920
paternal grandmother-parents Hungary circa 1910
maternal grandfather-parents Syria circa 1900
maternal grandmother-8 generations from Palatinate (present day Germany) as far as 1750 one lines
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: 53179
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100% Swedish.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:26 PM
 
Location: 53179
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My most recent ancestors (a couple) came to the US from Germany in the 1830s. Most of the rest were in America by the 1600s, though.
Are you able to trace your relatives from all the way back then, where they came from? Or is just too long ago?
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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My goodness, you all are so young

How about you, OP?
In Australia's case of course, people with a foreign born parent constitute very close to half the population (47% to be precise).
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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My most recent ancestors (a couple) came to the US from Germany in the 1830s. Most of the rest were in America by the 1600s, though.
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?
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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im 8
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