Mostly English ancestors I think. Not really bothered to research it. My mom goes on and on about how we share a bloodline with the Tudors but I really don't care. Supposedly also have Scots-Irish and Native American(If I do have any, it definitely doesn't show up.) My dad's side is Greek and German but the name is English.
I'm 99 44/100% Irish. However, somewhere along the way there was a German in the woodpile who gave me my last name. I'm fairly in touch with my roots. My family is very Irish Catholic and I've been back to Ireland twice. It sounds silly to say, but when I was there I definitely felt like I was home.
Half English/Half Irish.
Your statement on Ireland - I felt exactly the same way. I didn't feel that way in England.
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Family's been in the United States for about 90 or 100 years.
A Polish line, an Italian line, an Eastern European Jewish line, and a Syrian Jewish line.
I do find tracing ancestry interesting. I don't have "pride" about where my ancestors came from, since it wasn't my choice or my effort, but I do wonder why my great-grandparents left their various countries to come to the United States.
So I've taken a little interest lately in getting to know my roots a little better, in seeing what they saw, basically. Things like learning the recipes for food of those cultures, reading about the social/cultural/political history, and over time maybe learning the languages (since I vaguely wanted to learn more languages already, anyway).
Last edited by Cimarron; 06-27-2010 at 03:36 AM.
Reason: took out "arithmetic" :)