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1. All our ancestors are pioneers and came to America from someplace else. Where did your people come from? My dad's family came from Germany. Ancestry says I'm 49% from England & Northwestern Europe and 22% Scotland.
2. Do you know when and why they came to America? I believe my great great grandpa and his brother came during the Potato Famine. If the stories I've heard are true, one paid passage (I actually found him listed on the ship he came on) and the other was a stowaway. Without looking it all up right now, I believe that would have been in the mid 1800's.3. Have you been a bit of a pioneer in some way? Does that spirit live in you? Perhaps moving on to a new job, new home, new state, new country, maybe a change in religion or church? No, I don't consider myself a pioneer as I held the same job for 45 years and have lived within a 20 mile radius of where I am right now all my life.
4. Do you enjoy Western movies or TV programs? They don't make many now but there are re-runs available? Which do you watch? Yes I do like Westerns, although I haven't watched on in ages (but John Wayne has always been my favorite). I also enjoy reading books that take place back in the West, whether modern day West or historical West.
Well, that's it for today. Thank you Annie for the fun questions.
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How interesting to find your great great grandpa's name on the ship's list he came over on! That is so cool. I haven't really delved into that aspect yet in my research, but I think I will see what I can see. I do enjoy doing the research on Ancestry, but I don't want to pay more money to look at more documents. It gets expensive! I am amazed that you have stayed right there in your hometown/job, etc. all these years. That is very commendable. I can't even begin to imagine what it would have been like for me to stay in the same town where I grew up, although my parents stayed there until they died. It was always good to know their home was there to go "home" to, but not anymore since they are gone to their heavenly home. The only downside to moving as much as we did is that our kids never really knew where their "hometown" was. It was hardest on them moving so much. Oh, I love John Wayne movies too. He was the best! So glad you participated today. Always fun to learn about each other's backgrounds.ReplyDelete
To get that information, I went to Dayton's Library and found a great big reference book of ships and passengers probably at least 15 years ago. It was pretty cool.Delete
So interesting to know your genetic makeup. I know where my people came from, too, but would like to get one of those tests to see the percentages. That's a pretty cool story about your great, great-grandpa and his brother! My adopted dad's grandparents came from Ireland and my aunt was never able to prove it, but we highly suspect that they came over on the same ship from details each shared...he as a poor immigrant in steerage and her as a lady's maid...though they never met until a few years later when both made their way to Pittsburgh.ReplyDelete
What a cool story! It's so fun to go back and find some of things out,Delete
Genealogy is so fun and Ancestry sure makes it easy to research our history! I enjoyed your post!! xoReplyDelete
I always believed a big chunk of my DNA would point to Germany, but no. I've forgotten the numbers, but Ancestry shows the biggest part is Norwegian. Yep, it's hard to beat a good John Wayne flick!ReplyDelete
I know some of my relatives came from Germany and some from England. I know my English relatives have been in America since 1624. Just a few years after Plymouth. It's fun to know about your background. I've done quite a bit of genealogy research. As for westerns, I was quite a fan for a long, long time. I still like them very much but haven't watched any in a long time. I'm not much of a pioneer, I guess.ReplyDelete
I like the information you shared in question #1 and #2. Very interesting. Mark loves the Westerns and the books too!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your answers Cathy. So interesting isn't it...family ancestry.ReplyDelete