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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #231

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Fascinating how many of you are allegedly mixed with Indians.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:17 AM   #232

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My ancestry was primarily formed due to religion, revolution and exploration.

After the voyages of Champlain and the Mayflower and Mary and John, my ancestors settled New France and the Colonies. The wars of Europe bled over to the New World, pitting my ancestors against each other, and others, including my direct paternal ancestor, were soldiers brought from France to defend against the Iroquois.

Before the famine in Ireland, many Irish came to Canada to make a living, escaping the landlords. My Irish ancestors settled in Quebec, forming a couple pockets of Irish communities that flourished when the railroads were built. (Gordon Lightfoot's song Canadian Railroad Trilogy ALWAYS reminds me of this)

After many years, a wave of Revolution of 1848 emigrants came to Wisconsin, making the state a haven for Germanic and Norwegian people. My great great grandfather sold beer and cigars from his saloon, and my great grandfather was a county sheriff.

To close, my great grandmother came from Norway just a week before the Titanic sank in April of 1912, being the only relation I have that came to the USA after the Civil War.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #233
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Fascinating how many of you are allegedly mixed with Indians.
With about 1/5 of people in the world being Indian , i'm not too suprised. It would be even more if you count Bangladeshi's and Pakistani's as Indians
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:43 AM   #234

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With about 1/5 of people in the world being Indian , i'm not too suprised. It would be even more if you count Bangladeshi's and Pakistani's as Indians
I meant native, american Indians.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #235
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I meant native, american Indians.
Ah, well i see your point. I thought that Native Indians were only a minuscule amount of the population, but i guess some people must have the odd native ancestor.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #236

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Ah, well i see your point. I thought that Native Indians were only a minuscule amount of the population, but i guess some people must have the odd native ancestor.
Well, that's what I meant too. Apparently, native indian population is much larger then we thought.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #237

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Ah, well i see your point. I thought that Native Indians were only a minuscule amount of the population, but i guess some people must have the odd native ancestor.
Hadisami8 full blooded "Native indians" actually represents a small number of the population, but in the history of colonial america's there was a large number of interbreeding and assimilation between the two parts.

probably a big number of the inhabitants of the americas today can trace their ancestry to some native america tribe,
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Percentage of the Indigenous population in different countries of the Americas countries marked in grey are unknown

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Old November 17th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #238

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A good introductory first post for me here.

Ethnically, I am majority Spanish with Italian from my father's side, as my username (same as my surname) shows.

Culturally though, my family is Argentine. They have been living there since the 1870s.

But since my parents migrated to the United States, I consider myself Argentine-American, rather than Italian/Spanish.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #239

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As far as I know I am 99% Portuguese. I actually have my family tree from my mothers side till the 1500's thanks to church registries and very committed local historian. There is nothing that catches the eye besides what I suspect an ancestor who is Maltese.

Well my father's godfather was an Indian native but that's not really part of my heritage although when I found out It got me quite surprised.

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Old November 17th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #240

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Well, that's what I meant too. Apparently, native indian population is much larger then we thought.
The newly elected senator from Massachussets might be in the category of those who chose to believe a family folklore of American Indian ancestry.
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