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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 09-13-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I came to the U.S. with my parents in 1972.

I'm glad they brought me to this country because you can make a lot of money here. (Gotta bust your butt though :-).
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Not in Northern Ireland, they all stop at like 1800s. I've only gotten my Catholic ancestors to 1850.

It's probably different because the Catholic church isn't really established much here like in Italy etc.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I came to the U.S. with my parents in 1972.
So where are you from?
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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So where are you from?
Born in India. Quite a difference between the 2 countries, huh?
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I would never have thought. I keep imagining everyone on here to be a 50 year old anglophone granny.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:34 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Dad wasn't born here. On my mom's side, most recent immigrant is my great-grandfather.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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Protestant churches have fantastic records.
In Puerto Rico, the Catholic Church has records dating back to the 1500s. In Spain, way before that, not to mention possible Islamic records as well pre-1492. It all depends on when you have had established churches. Or, in much of Spain's case for almost 800 years, mosques
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Dad wasn't born here. On my mom's side, most recent immigrant is my great-grandfather.
So where is he from?
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:43 PM
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So where is he from?
He's Indian. But he wasn't born there or grew up there, but in Kenya (was under British rule when he was born).
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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I am 3rd born generation in my family in America from Mexico, I am about 5th generation born of my German side and I don't even know my black side since they were brought here as slaves, I bet a lot of you didn't know I was mix, ill admit it i say i'm just Hispanic because i look it, i don't look black or white at all.
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