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ninjafaery

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In another thread, we began a discussion about our personal family histories. Since it's a topic worthy of it's own thread, this has been created. Please feel free to continue your explorations here and jump right in to share your genealogy. Let's pick up that conversation. Now, about Bowlbys......
 
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I've mentioned a few and was told I didn't have those experiences!

Life is curtailed this way so many stories buried by the powers ... of corruption especially ... that lead to subtle myths!

Take them as kush as they are not always hard to imagine when working under mortal gods ...
 

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I've mentioned a few and was told I didn't have those experiences!

Life is curtailed this way so many stories buried by the powers ... of corruption especially ... that lead to subtle myths!

Take them as kush as they are not always hard to imagine when working under mortal gods ...
I seem to recall you have Scandinavian roots? My apologies if I'm wrong.
 

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I have a fairly famous last name - in Irish rebellion history, anyway. My father started doing some initial digging into our family tree, and upon figuring out that we probably came from the line of Henry Joy McCracken, stopped digging. My Dad was son of an Irish child who was orphaned in the great famine and ended up in Liverpool, becoming very English, despite his name. My Dad loathed the Irish, and often quoted the saying, "the Irish would be kings of the world, were it not for the drink".
 

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I have a fairly famous last name - in Irish rebellion history, anyway. My father started doing some initial digging into our family tree, and upon figuring out that we probably came from the line of Henry Joy McCracken, stopped digging. My Dad was son of an Irish child who was orphaned in the great famine and ended up in Liverpool, becoming very English, despite his name. My Dad loathed the Irish, and often quoted the saying, "the Irish would be kings of the world, were it not for the drink".
The Irish were vilified a great deal back then, and maybe contributed to his attitude and wish to distance himself from his history. My maternal grandmother's parents emigrated to Canada from Ireland. They were Orangemen so we don't go there! :eek:
 

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We have both English and Irish in my family background. Some family members prefer to emphasize one or the other which I always find amusing. I have a first cousin who is learning Irish Gaelic in his retirement.
 

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@p3... Do you know where your Irish & English ancestors came from?
It's a mystery exactly which county in Ulster the Irish branch of my family originated. Also had a very English maternal grandfather...from Wiltshire. He married the Irish maidservant & they had 8 kids.
 

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@p3... Do you know where your Irish & English ancestors came from?
It's a mystery exactly which county in Ulster the Irish branch of my family originated. Also had a very English maternal grandfather...from Wiltshire. He married the Irish maidservant & they had 8 kids.
paternal grandmother: Luton, Bedfordshire, England.

maternal grandmother: Drumahaire, Leitrim, Republic of Ireland
 

BetteTheRed

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Some family members prefer to emphasize one or the other which I always find amusing.
Despite my name, and my reddish hair and green eyes, I 'feel' only English. I understand the English, I've been 'home' any number of times, I correspond and hang out regularly with my English family. I've never been to Ireland, although I've toured Scotland in a caravan, a very English thing to do.

And yeah, the ones who suddenly become green for St. Patrick's Day, lol, which was certainly never celebrated in my childhood household.
 

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No English or Irish here - but a bit of Scotts in my lineage - the family name of Lyall. And on my father's side, Huguenot heritage (French/German) who came to Canada as United Empire Loyalists (having fought for the King of England in the American War of Independence) & settled in Nova Scotia - giving birth to a huge family on mainly on the east coat of both Canada & US.
 

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My family tree is mostly middle-class English when push comes to shove, e.g. the aforementioned Bowlby family. My family name is Welsh and my male line traces back to Cardiff but even there, there is some English blood by marriage. There's a great-grandmother who's a Scot and a great-great or maybe even 3 greats grandmother who's French Canadian but that's pretty remote and we never really found out much about her family. My brother did the Ancestry DNA thing and I think there was more Irish than we expected or something like that but I am not sure if he ever pinned down where that came from. So, in short, I am boring. Little M, on other hand...let's just say my marrying Mrs. M spruced up his family tree a bit. :cool:
 

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One of my Mom's cousins has done a fairly comprehensive geneaology, back into the 18th century, of my mother's family. Fun thing reading through it is that most of the entries are corroborated by Parish records in the same Catholic parish in Liverpool. They didn't travel.
 

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My mother's side of the family were farmers from Scotland. My father's side of the family were scoundrels and thieves from Ireland.
 

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I have genealogy as a hobby and researched much of mine and my wife's family trees.
Both my grandparents have German, Italian and Portuguese ancestry, and both my grandmothers are 100% Italian.
The closest immigrants arrived in Brazil in 1890. The Germans, in the 1820s and 1850s, and the Portuguese were settlers by the 1530s (Brazilian equivalent to the Mayfair).
The Italian ancestors are mainly from Veneto and Trento, the German from Hannover area and Rhineland, and the Portuguese from Northern Portugal and from Algarve.
My wife is from Quebec and most of her ancestors are French settlers of the 17th century. However, she comes from a predominantly Anglophone area and also has some American Loyalist ancestors.
 

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Mr Paradox had a grandfather who was a Home Child (Bernardo Boy) from Belfast. It is a very sad story involving a young woman who relinquished two older children so she could look after a baby.
I came to the same kind of history in my family tree. A 3rd great grandmother whose last name was Casadei, which means House of God in Latin, was left at the orphanage with siblings so the parents could raise the babies. All the children from that orphanage bore this last name.
 

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English, Welsh and Western European 50% Irish and Scottish 50% I just had my dns done. No surprises there. My oldest sister from another company was similar but with a touch of Mongolian. No wonder I always sunburnt more than she did.
 

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I personally haven't done the dna thing. I have concerns about who has access to dna info...a topic for another time, BUT unfortunately a sibling did. So mostly Eng, Ireland. Then the Acadians (family has been around long before there was a Canada...1600's). Small percentage Portuguese (common in Nfld) and a very small & intriguing 2% indigenous addition.
 
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