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 In the past I thought I was over half German. Also, I have a good amount of Irish and  Native American in me too. Now that have change, I just find out my grandmother from my dad side was NOT German, but French!! That is Canadian French. The more I was looking at her background, I was finding out her maiden name and her grandparents last name did not look right for being German, it was French. Alot of her ancestors came from Quebec.

 

 Yes, I mixed with differant blood. It will be interesting to see those individuals being raise from the dead and telling them that I'm their descendant. There are going to be alot of talking at that time. And associating with family members that is German, Indian, Irish, and French makes it more complicated.

 

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I have always thought how cool it will be to trace our family tree and make interesting discoveries of our past. Yet how wonderful it will be when our LIVING family members come back in the resurrection. Now, imagine those family reunions! Guess everyone alive will be there! LOL

 

I am Irish and Italian on my mother's side and French Canadian (Quebec) and Blackfeet Indian on my father's side. Now that only traces back to my Grandparents. It stops there. What else happened in my lineage? Gotta be there so I can see who loved whom.

 

My husband, who thought he was mainly English has a book that traces his family back to Germany. They thought that he may have been related to President Tyler. Nope. But that will be fun to see Job Tyler who landed here with the Pilgrims.

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We have a genealogist enthusiast in our family, my aunt.  She's done the majority of the leg work, and collected the information as well as gotten her hands on some stories from the family which have been compiled into a book.  I seen the book at my aunts place and discovered not only are we of German background, but Polish as well!  Something I didn't know at all. 

 

Mom's family background was from England, but I've always wondered what else they were mixed with since my Mom had a very olive complexion, whereas I'm so white you need to wear shades when I wear shorts..... (okay so maybe I'm exaggerating a little haha)

 

Also interesting to note, if you have interracial mixing in your family, your children and you will likely possess a little bluish area on the small of the back.  A doctor told my Mom that all interracial babies have them.  I thought that was pretty interesting, and I've observed it on my own children who are all Caucasian and Blackfoot (son) and Cree (daughters)


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Interesting. . . For years my maternal grandmother (not a witness) always said we were part 'English'. . . Turns out we are really part Irish but the stigma against the Irish was so strong in her day, she just claimed to be 'English'. Amazing how human beings have imposed such unnatural distinctions such as 'race' upon each other.

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Believe it or not, I am half-German, half-British. But I don't speak either language. Supposedly, according to what I'm told, I am a descendant of the English poet John Milton. But he must be something like my great, great, great, great, (great?...) grandfather.

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My dad's side of the family was originally from France.  Somewhere along the way, one of my great grandfather's had an arguement with his father and moved to Germany.  He added a "d" to the family name to make it sound more German.  I've been told by relatives that I am related to everyone in the US who spells their name the same as mine, with a "d" in it.  So, even though my last name may sound German, I'm really part French.

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My mother's father was born on Navajo reservation - and my mothers mom was Crow Indian.  My father was African American.  I am dark complexion and my siblngs are light complexion.  I have been ask on ocassion "what is my famly background?"

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This is soooo! Amazing. Its like a mirror into your worlds.

Love family history.

I have said before. French, German. Dads side is Scottish & also Irish.

I have a royal line. LOLs. to the First Fleet descendants. He was the first to set foot onto Aussie shore. When the Sirius Docked. Owen Cavanaugh Held Governor Phillips Hand as he stepped out of the boat.

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I am a typical American mix, I guess: Irish/English/Scottish/Native American, etc. married to another mix of Italian/American. I have one sister-in-law from Mexico, and one from Italy. My son-in-law is black (or African American, whichever you're comfortable with.) When our whole family gets together, it's beautiful. Like a little bit of the New System. :)

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