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Post by Offensive Bias on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:45 am

As a massive history nut, I have recently become obsessed with my ancestry. However, my family are very negligent when it comes to family records. My dads side of the family goes back furthest, to my great grandfather, but my mum didn't know her grandparents, and it seems that stops there.

The purpose of this thread is to discuss your ancestry. If anyone has any interesting stories about their ancestors. So please, share Smile
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Post by JumpingJet on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:48 am

We can be History nerds together OB Smile

Imma post stuff later Smile
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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:18 am

I too, am a history nut, and did some basic research into my family's history.
On my mother's side, the Zarowski line can be dated to 1799 in America, though details are sparse apart from the names.

I'm less successful on my dad's side, as he didn't know much about his father's side of the family. I know my grandfather was born in 1887, and he held a few odd jobs before ending up in Sunnyside and marrying my grandmother.
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Post by KristallNacht on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:21 pm

My fathers mothers fathers cousin is Eva Bron...shes on the history channel like...every single day...
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Post by Gold Spartan on Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:49 pm

My great grandmother's 4th cousin on my mom's side was Henry Ford and my great great grandmother's brother on my dad's side was Jesse James.
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Post by Ringleader on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:54 pm

My peoples were driven out of our homeland by Rasq and his ilk.
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Post by Lord Pheonix on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:21 pm

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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:28 pm

Ringleader wrote:My peoples were driven out of our homeland by Rasq and his ilk.
Well, yes, but which side?
English, Germans? Or were you driven out of the slums and into better housing by my Polish/Irish ancestors?
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Post by Gauz on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:16 pm

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I didn't know we were related LP!!
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Post by Nocbl2 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:29 pm

Sicilian (and presumably also some other mix along with that) , Irish, and German. Interestingly enough, my German ancestors on both sides lived in the same town.
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Post by Ringleader on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:30 pm

Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:
Ringleader wrote:My peoples were driven out of our homeland by Rasq and his ilk.
Well, yes, but which side?
English, Germans? Or were you driven out of the slums and into better housing by my Polish/Irish ancestors?

First one, then the other.
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Post by Maeve on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:09 pm

Germany and Scotland. Although there was some Irish mixing with the Scottish...so...kinda weird >.>

My mom used to trace family history on her side of the family...she dated back to like...the...1600's or something? Idk. We do however, know our family crest and a description of our family name ^^
Kinda cool if ya ask me Razz
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Post by Felix on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:13 pm

Italian Irish here! Great combination of people there Razz Other than that, don't know much about my family history (and I'm history buff too Very Happy) but something to keep in the back of my mind I guess.
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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:35 pm

Maeve wrote:Germany and Scotland. Although there was some Irish mixing with the Scottish...so...kinda weird >.>

My mom used to trace family history on her side of the family...she dated back to like...the...1600's or something? Idk. We do however, know our family crest and a description of our family name ^^
Kinda cool if ya ask me Razz
Wow, that is cool. I don't think I have a hope of tracing my family once they crossed the Atlantic.
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Post by Rotaretilbo on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:53 pm

I'm Irish, English, German, Italian, and Swedish. Beyond that, all I know is that Charles Dickens is some distant relative on my mom's side.

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Post by Zaki90 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:52 pm

Well, the oldest ancenstry my mom's family knows up dates back to the 17th century...

I am a pure 100% iraqi. According to some stories I have heard, our family was huge Iraqi politics after the fall of the Ottaman Empire.

My family was considered one of the wealthy upper class, and my family is also very close to the family who hung Saddam Hussein...

Theres this site that maps out your family called Geni. We have about 371 family members currently on it... Its huge... But it doesn't find your relatives, you have to add each other on it.

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Post by Ringleader on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:16 pm

The old ones say I descended from Hercules himself.
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Post by Element on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:40 pm

I don't know much. I know I am German and British. I also know that on my dad's side my family I have proof of relative's in every single way in American history.
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Post by Angatar on Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:24 pm

I can trace my moms side of the family back to a single town in sicily, and I know nothing about my dads side.

Something random though, I look extremely similar to the kid holding the sack in the photo.

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Post by tiny tim on Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:27 pm

Dad's side: German, Russian, Czech.
Mom's side: English, Irish, Scottish.

All of my ancestor nations are constantly at war with each other...

I plan to track down more of my family's history, but I know somewhere on the Scottish part was a royal silversmith. And I know that on my dad's side my last name was changed to Ella from Eila. I prefer the old spelling and pronunciation.

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Post by Maeve on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:32 pm

Rotaretilbo wrote:I'm Irish, English, German, Italian, and Swedish. Beyond that, all I know is that Charles Dickens is some distant relative on my mom's side.
Haha, Rot...You're a mutt Razz
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Post by tiny tim on Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:40 pm

Please, I'm more of a mutt than he is.

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Post by KrAzY on Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:02 am

im a mutt, but for the most part I am German and Polish
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Post by BBJynne on Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:59 am

Like my entire dad's side of the family comes from East Prussia. The rest is other parts of Germany and Scotland.

The main story I remember is:
One of my male ancestors fled from his home near Russia after the revolution because he didn't want to become a Communist soldier, but after he got to America, he got drafted for WWI, so he ended up being an American soldier instead, and was sadface.
Not sure how that works with time and places, but it's how it was told to me.

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Post by Ascendant Justice on Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:18 am

Lots of Russian on my dad's side with a little German, and lots of Ukranian on my mom's side.
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