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wayne stephen
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We all have roots . I believe in the human genome trail of tears which had us all walking out of Africa millennium ago . For the sake of this thread however , more recent is best .

My mothers family are Syrians and Irish . The later wave of Boston Irish . The Syrians departed Damascus in 1914 .

My fathers family is essentially one of the founding families of Quebec . Arrived in 1620 from Normandy . Definitely a different heritage than a founding family of Massachusetts or Virginia . I consider this video our official "Family Video" :



{Excuse the short intro and sortie'}

How about you ?
 
Leila Rich
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My roots are pretty much entirely English, Irish and Scottish;
with nary an 'exotic' ancestor to be found
Successful small businesspeople looking for freedom from rigid class and tax systems don't make much of a thrilling origin story!
 
Landon Sunrich
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I'm a mutt with some pretty detailed records. Ways lots old puritanical scots on one side. If you believe in that genetic memory stuff and what to go by first degree of separation in the way which makes most sense then I was born and raised in Manhattan and graduated from F.I.T.

So there's some designer all mixed up in there
 
Dave Burton
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*giggles* My pedigree is too convoluted to make any sense after my great-grandparents. But, hey, it does make for good story-time when I actually pay attention and try to keep things straight. Even still, lol, it's a lot to process... The most recurring thing I remember in the stories is people moving here and there for reasons I forget...
 
Miles Flansburg
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I have a large stack of geanealogical papers. Some pretty interesting charactors here and there. My fathers side, father came to america in 1776 as an endentured master baker. On my moms side someone had a castle and when they died they sold it and divided the loot amongst all of the descendants. I think she got 5 bucks.
My kids are lucky because of their moms side. She comes from a pirate and a moroccan princess who's hideout was manhatten island before there was anybody else there ! Her grandfather was one of the engineers who helped build the Panama canal.
 
Katy Whitby-last
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I only really know on my mum's side as my father's family tree hasn't been done. I can trace back to King Alfred the Great of England and King Malcolm II of Scotland.
 
Ken Peavey
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I got into genealogy back in the 90s. Did some checking, found some rich resources, traced much of my ancestry back to the boats. Being small town New England there are several Mayflowers passengers (if you find one, its likely you'll find several). Most lines lead to southern England. There's also a Scot, a Welshman, and a Donovan who may have come from Ireland.
You can have a look if you like.
I even wrote the software that generated the HTML files from a GEDCOM file. I stopped writing software when I was sidetracked by this thing called 'compost' and never looked back.

Some persons of note:
7th cousin 4 removed from FDR common ancestors=Edward Southworth/Alice
Carpenter
6th cousin five times removed of 13th President Millard Fillmore
common=Edmund Littlefield/Annis Austin
Mayflower line:
Father's side
10g grandson of John Alden of the Mayflower
10g grandson of Priscilla Mullins of the Mayflower
11g grandson of William Mullins of the Mayflower
11g grandson of Alice (Atwood) Mullins of the Mayflower
11g grandson of William Brewster of the Mayflower
11g grandson of Mary Brewster of the Mayflower
10g grandson of Love Brewster of the Mayflower
9g grandson of Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower
9g grandson of Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins of the Mayflower
8g grandson of Constance Hopkins of the Mayflower
Mother's side:
grandson of Isaac Allerton of the Mayflower
grandson of Mary (Norris) Allerton of the Mayflower
grandson of Mary Allerton of the Mayflower
grandson of Richard Warren of the Mayflower
relations to persons of note:
11th great grand nephew of Nathaniel Ingersoll. Many of the Salem
Witch Trials were held at his home

The Allerton family is interesting. This makes me something like a 12th cousin to Burra Maluca. NO KIDDING!
 
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