(Closed) Family backgrounds/heritage

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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m such a mutt I don’t even know! lol I know I have irish, native american and african-american all mixed in on my moms side, I have no idea about my dads side.. I don’t even think he knows.lol  My Fiance, his family is pretty much all from England but he doesn’t know about his dads side either.  We’re an interracial couple(I’m black he’s white) so.. we have NO idea what our children will look like with the lack of knowing and with all of the different heritages.  Should be cool though.Cool

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Most of my family “came over on the Mayflower,” as they say. The recent (1800s) immigration blood in me is Scotch-Irish and English. But I’m pretty much a white mutt…German, Brit Isles, Netherlands, a little bit of France, etc. I consider myself very much American.

MinMan’s maternal side is mostly German American, while his father’s family immigrated from Hungary two generations ago.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re a Mayflower family, too.  🙂  My mom’s side traces their heritage back to the 15th centruy England, plus I have a couple French relatives and a German grandmother.  My dad’s side traces their family history back to 4th century England (feudal records start showing our family name around this time and we can trace lineage from there).  Everyone else on my dad’s side is English or American (early immigrants).

On my husband’s side, his dad’s family is mostly French, Canadian, and English.  They live on the east coast, mainly in and around Cape Cod.  His mom’s side is Polish and Bohemian, and they live mainly in Wisconsin.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t know all the logistics of where my family came from like some of you bees!

My mom is 100% German and on my paternal side my grandfather is English and grandmother is Polish. I know her parents were ‘off the boat’ for lack of a better term.

FH’s dad is Irish and was raised in Staten Island. Most of his family is still from NY or North Jersey. FH’s mom is from Japan. His dad was in the military and the ended up living in Japan for 7 years. Future Brother-In-Law was actually born there!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Both of my parents are from the Dominican Republic, as well as my grandparents

My Fiance parents are: Guatemalan (mom), Puerto Rican (dad)

but we were both born in the US

Post # 8
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199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am Norwegian and Welsh on my mom’s side…my grandma’s parent came over from Norway to Ellis Island and my grandpa’s family is Welsh.  On my dad’s side I think I’m a bit of a mutt…German, English and I don’t know what else.

Fiance is adopted.  All we know of his birth parents is that his birth father was a Sioux Indian.  We don’t know anything about his birth mother’s heritage.  He doesn’t much care to find out, but I have gotten him to agree to genetic testing for both of us before we start having kids.  His adoptive parents are Irish and Italian, so we embrace both of those cultures as his.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am half Irish and half French=) I seem to connect more with my french side as i get older, but i have a very irish name.

My fiance is spanish and israeli. i think this is an excellent combination=D

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was born in Belarus and came here when I was 9. 

My Fiance is 100% Italian.  He was born here but his mother was born in Italy and his father is 1st generation.

Post # 11
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5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

You know, I’m not even sure about all of it, but we’re both Western European mutts. I’m mostly German and Irish. 

Post # 12
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873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My last family members on my mother’s side came over from Scotland in time for the 1832 Upper Canada rebellions.  The earliest ones came in the 1600s. I also have German-Dutch-Swiss family members…meaning they were German but moved around Europe due to religious persecution and finally settled in Southwestern Ontario.  Until recently, my mother’s parents were geneologists, so we have a complete family history of my grandmother’s family from the 1600s and we know about my grandfather’s history from the early 1800s.  Their whole basement is filled with family history binders.

FI’s family is originally from North Korea, but they fled during the war and he was born in Seoul.  Thankfully most of his family members made it south together during the war because there are still families who are separated by the border. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My dad is mexican and my mom is german

his dad is french/english and his mom is norweigen(sp?) and french

Lots of diversity! I wouldnt have it any other way

Post # 14
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3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@bamm- thats so cool that you have all that info! I would be all over that hehe

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dad is part Native America, part African American. My mom is African American…..

My FIs dad is part Native American, part African American, and his mom is African American…

It’s funny b/c both my parents and my FIs parents now own the same land that their ancestors used to be slaves, then sharecroppers on….it’s pretty neat.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

wellllll where to start! my genealogy is one of my hobbies! On my mom’s side it’s pretty much all the same – English/British.

On my dad’s side – my father’s mother’s parents came to the states from Poland & Austria in the early 1900’s. My father’s father’s mother’s parents all came from Germany. My father’s paternal line can be traced back 10 generations to Ireland.

I love knowing as much information about everyone that I can. What saddens me is that DH’s family does not really care and doesn’t really KNOW…

I want to try and write it all down when I can so that obviously our children know, but I may not get far…

What I absolutely love and am so blessed to have, though, is pictures like crazy! I have pics back to a few of my great-great-great parents on both sides.

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