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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, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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How far back in your ancestry to you need to go, to find an ancestor who was not born in the country of which you are now a citizen? (If you're not sure, make your best guess.)

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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My paternal grandparents were both born outside the US.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Grandparent - paternal grandfather born in Jamaica to my knowledge. Not sure about my paternal grandmother though.

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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My mother is an immigrant from the UK.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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For me it depends. On my mother's side, I'm 2nd generation American from Germany. I'm my father's side, I'm 3rd generation American born. But, my ancestors were present in Puerto Rico, as far as I know, back in the 1830s. There's a very very high chance if I can trace further back, my family still lived in the Spanish Caribbean back even when Thomas Jefferson and King George III were still alive.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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My grandparents came from the north of England 100 years ago.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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My goodness, you all are so young

How about you, OP?
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Myself, but I came here (Australia) when i was but a year old, so it's like I was born here.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:10 PM
 
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Myself, but I came here (Australia) when i was but a year old, so it's like I was born here.
Are you British born?
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Are you British born?
No Singapore
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