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Thread started 09/16/18 1:17pm

Dalia11

what Country/Countries does your family originate from?

My maternal side of the family are from Poland, Brazil. Father's side is from Lithuania. And I was born in Brooklyn,NY.
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Reply #1 posted 09/16/18 2:48pm

peggyon

My mother is 2nd generation Irish/German (US). Father was born in Ireland and emigrated to the US. I was born in San Francisco, CA

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Reply #2 posted 09/16/18 3:25pm

Dalia11

Beautiful places.
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Reply #3 posted 09/16/18 3:41pm

JoeyC

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peggyon said:

My mother is 2nd generation Irish/German (US). Father was born in Ireland and emigrated to the US. I was born in San Francisco, CA


Same here. SF General Hospital. thumbs up!

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #4 posted 09/16/18 4:09pm

Dalia11

Hello to my friends in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago.
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Reply #5 posted 09/16/18 7:13pm

peggyon

JoeyC said:

peggyon said:

My mother is 2nd generation Irish/German (US). Father was born in Ireland and emigrated to the US. I was born in San Francisco, CA


Same here. SF General Hospital. thumbs up!

Mary's Help (Now Seaton Medical Ctr)!

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Reply #6 posted 09/17/18 3:14am

kpowers

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Hawaii/Puerto Rico/France

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Reply #7 posted 09/17/18 5:54am

Dalia11

Hector Lavoe was from Ponce Puerto Rico. Shout out to everyone there.
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Reply #8 posted 09/17/18 8:16am

Genesia

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England (all of my English ancestors were in the US before 1700 - at least two families came on the Mayflower) and Germany. The Germans got here the latest - I think the last of my ancestors arrived in 1875.

On my dad's side, his mother was the 10th generation born in the United States (she's the one with Mayflower ancestors) and his father was the first generation born here (his parents arrived from Germany in 1875 - some of his siblings were born in Germany).

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Reply #9 posted 09/17/18 8:34am

2045RadicalMat
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From what is now "Chihuahua, Mexico",... and before that.. prob "Pangea" though people want to suggest that whole political "bering land bridge" thing....

Let's be real, there were nomadic people, there were floods, there was history washed in mud. There were foreigners, there were clowns (with tall hats), there were killers that mowed things down.

The world doesn't have a complete fossil record so "evidence" is lacking on all terrains, what points to theories remain that, credible speculation.

Sooo... I guess long explanation... from here. the fam travelled north and northwest depending on the year, as far as sonora. Then apparently we got Spanish-ized,....and intermixed with some black folks from who knows where (haven't gotten the dna thing... it sounds hella intrusive the way they've been done.) and we have a spanish last name, of origin which I'm not certain. It's not a common one either.

Tarahumara/Yaqui/"Black" [unknown origin]/ Spanish last name via "Mexican" (Mexican is NOT an ethnicity) father from Zumpango, Mexico.

So... pre-Mexico grounds. "USA", "Mexico"

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Reply #10 posted 09/17/18 10:23am

Dalia11

I have to get the Ancestry.com kit to see what it says. My sister and niece got their kits.

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Reply #11 posted 09/17/18 1:43pm

EvilAngel

cool

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Reply #12 posted 09/17/18 1:44pm

Genesia

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Dalia11 said:

I have to get the Ancestry.com kit to see what it says. My sister and niece got their kits.


Do you really trust the Mormon church with your DNA?

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Reply #13 posted 09/17/18 2:30pm

CherryMoon57

Italy, Russia and France.

[Edited 9/18/18 10:02am]

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Reply #14 posted 09/17/18 2:57pm

Dalia11

Genesia said:

Dalia11 said:

I have to get the Ancestry.com kit to see what it says. My sister and niece got their kits.


Do you really trust the Mormon church with your DNA?

Yeah.

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Reply #15 posted 09/18/18 7:50am

Dalia11

Hello to everyone in Haiti,

"Sak Pase N'ap Boule"
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Reply #16 posted 09/18/18 8:49am

RodeoSchro

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Krypton?!? Mine says "Krypton".

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
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Reply #17 posted 09/18/18 9:41am

Dalia11

Hello Haiti.
[Edited 9/21/18 19:00pm]
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Reply #18 posted 09/18/18 10:07am

Dalia11

Peace to everyone from Africa.
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Reply #19 posted 09/19/18 1:43am

Purplegarden

My mothers family are all Irish with a few English and my fathers are mostly Maori with some English and a dollop of French 6 generations back. Somewhere in my DNA report It says I am 11% Scandinavian (Possibly Norwegian or Danish) and dying to know where that is from.

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I was born in Christchurch New Zealand in 1980 and have lived in New Zealand all my life. Most people here are descended from British and Western European migrants who arrived here between 1840 and 1914. Mostly English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish with a few French, German, Danish and Americans for good measure.

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Not many came from Greece, Italy or Spain as it was not that attractive climate wise, but we had significant numbers of Dalmatians who came around 1900 to dig gum, post war (1950s) Polish and Dutch migrants, Pacific Islanders in the 1950s/80s and since 1990 many Asians from China, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam.

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My DNA Report had me at 69% European - Ireland 44%, Scandinavia 11%, UK 4%, Russian, Saami, Italian, Spanish, French and East European (All 1 - 3%)

31% East Asian including 3% China/Taiwan and 28% Polynesian (Maori)

No Native American or Sub Saharan African ancestry.

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Basically I am white rice.

[Edited 9/19/18 1:46am]

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Reply #20 posted 09/19/18 7:42am

Genesia

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Purplegarden said:

My mothers family are all Irish with a few English and my fathers are mostly Maori with some English and a dollop of French 6 generations back. Somewhere in my DNA report It says I am 11% Scandinavian (Possibly Norwegian or Danish) and dying to know where that is from.

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I was born in Christchurch New Zealand in 1980 and have lived in New Zealand all my life. Most people here are descended from British and Western European migrants who arrived here between 1840 and 1914. Mostly English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish with a few French, German, Danish and Americans for good measure.

.

Not many came from Greece, Italy or Spain as it was not that attractive climate wise, but we had significant numbers of Dalmatians who came around 1900 to dig gum, post war (1950s) Polish and Dutch migrants, Pacific Islanders in the 1950s/80s and since 1990 many Asians from China, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam.

.

My DNA Report had me at 69% European - Ireland 44%, Scandinavia 11%, UK 4%, Russian, Saami, Italian, Spanish, French and East European (All 1 - 3%)

31% East Asian including 3% China/Taiwan and 28% Polynesian (Maori)

No Native American or Sub Saharan African ancestry.

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Basically I am white rice.


This is most likely from your English/Irish forebears. I can trace my lineage all the way back to Norse and Danish invaders of England prior to 1000 AD.

I don't know how someone with 31% East Asian ancestry can describe him- or herself as "white rice."

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Reply #21 posted 09/19/18 8:03am

RJOrion

U.S. & Senegal (father) Haiti, Venezuela (mother)

i was born & raised in New York, and now live in MInnesota

[Edited 9/19/18 8:04am]

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Reply #22 posted 09/19/18 10:02am

Hudson

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I am one of Santa Claus' bastards. I believe he is Polish. I don't know who my mother is.
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Reply #23 posted 09/19/18 10:29am

kpowers

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Dalia11 said:

Peace to everyone from Africa.

What about the rest of the world hrmph hmm

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Reply #24 posted 09/19/18 2:08pm

CherryMoon57

kpowers said:

Dalia11 said:

Peace to everyone from Africa.

What about the rest of the world hrmph hmm

I was just about to ask the same question...

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Reply #25 posted 09/19/18 3:32pm

JoeyC

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peggyon said:

JoeyC said:


Same here. SF General Hospital. thumbs up!

Mary's Help (Now Seaton Medical Ctr)!


Right on. My younger brother was born at Saint Mary's, SF.

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Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #26 posted 09/19/18 3:41pm

Purplegarden

Genesia said:

Purplegarden said:

My mothers family are all Irish with a few English and my fathers are mostly Maori with some English and a dollop of French 6 generations back. Somewhere in my DNA report It says I am 11% Scandinavian (Possibly Norwegian or Danish) and dying to know where that is from.

.

I was born in Christchurch New Zealand in 1980 and have lived in New Zealand all my life. Most people here are descended from British and Western European migrants who arrived here between 1840 and 1914. Mostly English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish with a few French, German, Danish and Americans for good measure.

.

Not many came from Greece, Italy or Spain as it was not that attractive climate wise, but we had significant numbers of Dalmatians who came around 1900 to dig gum, post war (1950s) Polish and Dutch migrants, Pacific Islanders in the 1950s/80s and since 1990 many Asians from China, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam.

.

My DNA Report had me at 69% European - Ireland 44%, Scandinavia 11%, UK 4%, Russian, Saami, Italian, Spanish, French and East European (All 1 - 3%)

31% East Asian including 3% China/Taiwan and 28% Polynesian (Maori)

No Native American or Sub Saharan African ancestry.

.

Basically I am white rice.


This is most likely from your English/Irish forebears. I can trace my lineage all the way back to Norse and Danish invaders of England prior to 1000 AD.

I don't know how someone with 31% East Asian ancestry can describe him- or herself as "white rice."

White rice was a joke like Potato (Yellow on outside, white on inside)

The Maori people were descended from Lowland Chinese and Taiwanese aboriginal people (Such people still live in the Taiwanese highlands now - they are basically modern day Asian people and also ancestors of Han Chinese). Some Maori and Polynesians have "Oceanic" meaning they have Melanesian and Papuan admixture and some Maori tribes do (Mainly darker ones) whilst lighter ones don't.

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Thanks for the ex on the Danes, as I have 2 xclearly English great grandparents (One born UK in 1905 and other born in 1904 of English/Jersais Parentage) and yet I got 4% English!

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Reply #27 posted 09/20/18 2:17pm

Dalia11

Hello to Everyone in Nigeria.
[Edited 9/21/18 18:58pm]
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Reply #28 posted 09/21/18 6:27am

Dalia11

Hello Mexico!
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Reply #29 posted 09/23/18 11:47am

onlyforaminute

I'm just going to settle on the USA. I know I know. But I'm a blend of too many parts of the world, granted more heavily in Africa but then listening to Africans they don't identify with the continent at all they identify with a tribe or a clan and it gets continuously more complicated the deeper one goes. For me hardly worth it in the long run. I like embracing my totality and the only way to do that is by embracing my more recent heritage.
"If you want the wise man to be as angry as the unworthiness of the crimes demands, he must become not angry but insane."
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