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Posted on Wed, Jun 14, 2006 09:37

I'm English, Irish, Dutch, Scotch, German, Swedish, and American Indian. So I guess that would make me a mutt...lol.



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Posted on Wed, Apr 19, 2006 18:57

100% Mexicana! My parents were born in Texas, but my grandparents are all from Mexico! >besos



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Posted on Mon, Apr 17, 2006 02:53

Backgrounds, hmm lets see.

Well I'm an American, but I am 2nd gen.

My fathers father immigrated from Russia to the states in the 1950's changed his last name to a British one (Lancaster) to avoid any trouble.
My fathers mother immigrated from Germany in 1946. (another great time to come here. WW2, german, bad all around. Only worse if you were Japanese I guess.)
My mothers father immigrated from what was once Croatia in 1950
My mothers mother immigrated from Poland in 1949.

So to break it down Russian, German, Croation, and Polish.

Every were behind where the iron curtain was, I've got family.



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Posted on Wed, Apr 05, 2006 14:56

It is awesome when genetic research and migrations is very need in terms of tracing your ancestor's histories....,
I am a Navajo Indian, phenotype(?) of Athapaskan people/Dineh/Dene or Nadene. I do understand many of the indigeneous groups of Athapaskan like Apaches, Lakota, Chippeya, Canadian Nadene, and more...

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Posted on Wed, Mar 29, 2006 06:46

I'm Maori, French, Austrian and Norwegian and a New Zealander through and through, lol!.

  


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Posted on Tue, Mar 28, 2006 21:03

my mom is Canadian but has some ansesters from France (from god knows when) and my dad
s side "pure Italiano"

  


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Posted on Mon, Mar 27, 2006 16:12

Italian...Ciao Ciao

  


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Posted on Mon, Mar 27, 2006 12:11

100% Mexican here. I believe on both sides of the family there is some Spainsh.



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Posted on Tue, Feb 07, 2006 00:45

I'm Irish and Lithuanian..

  


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Posted on Sun, Feb 05, 2006 12:14

I am Italian, both parents from a small town in Sicily.



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Posted on Sun, Feb 05, 2006 10:21

Irish, Hawaiian, & Portuguese here!



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Posted on Tue, Dec 27, 2005 10:12

I'm born and raised in Germany and I still live here too.. :)
My mom's side of the family is all german, my father is american.
His mother's family came from Ireland and his father's family came from France to Canada and finally settled in the states.
I always love it when people ask me about my name:
"Your first name sounds english."
"It is."
"So you're fathers british?"
"No."
"Your family name doesn't sound british.."
"Because it's not. It's french."
"Oh, so your family is from France!"
"No, my Dad's american.."
"Oh..."
I love the way people look then.. all confussed... *lol*

When asked I say I'm german, though I have two passports and can live in both countries.
I've only been to the states twice... so how can I say I'm an american?
Not by heart..
Then again I do not know what's "typically american" or typically german" because I was raised in both cultures and none..
Hard to explain... Maybe you can understand what I mean...

~MorrigansTear~



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Posted on Sun, Dec 11, 2005 13:18

silken wrote:
Just for fun, what kind of cultural backgrounds do we have on here? :)


I am Cameroonian on my father's side and Sierra Leonian on my Mother's side. I am a first generation American, born in the USA, raised in Nigeria. Hi everyone!

  


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Posted on Sat, Dec 10, 2005 09:10

My background is just a mixture of cultures. My mom's side is half Irish and half French. My dad's side is more of a mixture: Irish, dutch, german, scottish, english, and I think that's about it. Just a good old fashioned American Heinz 57 here.

And Bubs, I am soooo jealous you got to kiss Bryan Adams.

  


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Posted on Fri, Dec 09, 2005 12:49

Hey, I think I have some Pennsylvania Dutch a few generations back too but I can't prove it yet. ;)

silken



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Posted on Tue, Dec 06, 2005 16:49

I like hearing all the family info., it's very interesting. ;)

silken



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Posted on Mon, Dec 05, 2005 23:06

Salvadorian and Italian. Unique mixture, lol.



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Posted on Mon, Dec 05, 2005 16:05

Oh Wow...What interesting backgrounds...Makes mine look a bit boring, Canadian Grandad, British Grandma, and British Parents...BUT, I have kissed Bryan Adams...Does that count?? LOL



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Posted on Mon, Dec 05, 2005 10:06

Well my maternal family was brought to the U.S. south as slaves. We have some Native American and European blood in the mix. I don't no what tribe or country. I just know my Great-Great-Great Grandma Litha was the daughter of the slave owner during the civil war. She told stories how her family put her under the big house so she could hear the slave owners discuss the progress of the war. My father was an imigrant from Uye, Nigeria. So I am first Generation American on that side.

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Posted on Sun, Dec 04, 2005 09:25

Buongiorno Dana! Come state? :) Boy it has been a long time since I spoke any Italian. I think I may have that wrong! hehe I did study it for 3 years when I was in high school. I live in an area of Canada that has a very strong Italian population so when I was in high school pretty much everyone around me was Italian. Mind you I did go to a Catholic high school so that helped. ;) hehe

I also have some German background as well but that part of my family came to the New World in the 1700s and 1800s so we don't have any memory of Germany or Germany anymore unfortunately.

silken



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