Who is on your TREE!!!!!

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    Mar 24, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    so i was looking through some files i had and found out some pretty interesting stuff about my family...

    1. Davey Crockett is real
    2. he is somewhere down the line a close relative
    3. we have a family crest and colors
    4. my dads side is real native brazilians and not brought over from somewhere else

    pretty sweet i know :p


    *whats something cool about your family???
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    Mar 24, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    There is a town in the Czech Republic where everyone has my last name.

    Not satisfied with inbreeding, my father's ancestors emigrated to the hills of Kentucky. Where, finding it too much like home, they settled in Arizona. As far as I know, they haven't slept with their first of kin since.
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    Mar 24, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    One of my relatives sailed to Hawaii' and Australia. That second stop in Hawaii sorta kille him though.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 24, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    I know that when my (however many times removed) grandfather on my dad's side arrived at Ellis Island from Germany, his last name was shortened at the first of many syllables and changed to something more English. The last names on my mom's side are all fairly normal Irish and English names.
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    Mar 24, 2009 2:15 AM GMT
    Has anyone used those genealogy websites? Supposedly they're quite helpful. But I'm a little reluctant to divulge such personal info on a website.
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    Mar 24, 2009 2:25 AM GMT
    xrichx saidHas anyone used those genealogy websites? Supposedly they're quite helpful. But I'm a little reluctant to divulge such personal info on a website.

    Yes, I use one....it is very helpful....it searches automatically and if it thinks it has a record or some other clue, it notifies you.....got one branch back to the kingdoms of Baden and Wurttemberg but stymied without a city of origin. Another from Switzerland in the 1600s....then to Pennsylvania, then up to Ontario, Canada, then back to New York state.

    The most twisted twig is my "grandfather" who married my great grandmother, then her daughter, my grandmother, and then my grandmother on the other side......and still managed not to be a blood relation to me!
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    Mar 24, 2009 2:57 AM GMT
    My dad's side of the family came from Germany about 1880 to settle in Texas. There used to be a town in Germany that had my last name. One of my uncles went out there a few years ago and some of the stores where the town was located still has the family name like the sawmill and a hotel.
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    Mar 24, 2009 3:02 AM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidThere is a town in the Czech Republic where everyone has my last name.

    Not satisfied with inbreeding, my father's ancestors emigrated to the hills of Kentucky. Where, finding it too much like home, they settled in Arizona. As far as I know, they haven't slept with their first of kin since.


    hmmm ur last name is actually cool. Christopher John Zombie. It sorta flows
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    Mar 24, 2009 3:22 AM GMT
    Pattison in the USA. Has a long history.

    We have a town in Texas named after the Pattison.

    A state Park, at the top end of MI with the name Pattison too.

    My fathers family have a long history in Madison WI too. To this day they are prominate members of Madison.

    We had a Democratic Governor, who supported proabision.

    My fathers family have a long aristocratic history in Switzerland. Our family crest sits in a stain glass window in a Lutheran Church in Switzerland. Our ancestry also goes into Bavaria. My forefather who come to Oz. His mother was a Bavarian Princess. Queen Victoria is on our family tree too.

    My family have been in Oz for 200 years. We come as large land owning pioneers, and not peasants, unable to make it in the old country, because we already had.
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    Mar 24, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    President Bill Cilnton...
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    Mar 24, 2009 3:30 AM GMT
    One would seem boring, so here's a small list more relatable to the US crowd:

    2 US Presidents

    5 signers of the Declaration of Independence

    Numerous politicians and Generals

    1 Attorney General under both George Washington and John Adams

    4 were on the Mayflower

    Just recently found out my 4th Great-Grandfather wrote the Texas Constitution

    My 13th Great-Grandfather was the largest slave-owner at one point icon_cry.gif

    A Great-Aunt married a Shah - God help us!

    And that's just the American journey of my ancestors. By the time my complete family history was completed regarding my direct line and surname, I was asked to write an apology at the beginning of the book. Whether is was Crusader Kings or Dukes that killed their father and brothers to take the title and land, massive slave-owners, and a Major Domo that had a Queen literally dragged to death (those Merovingians were crazy), it was just all so inhuman. It went from pride in service to the US to wishing it could've ended there. The only positive note that came of it all with all the wars and disgusting politics, was the realization that with each passing generation we've become more civilized, with less regret and more to be proud of.

    Something that should also be noted is the lack of pride to really have in these ancestors. Not only for the fact that the farther back the more inhuman they seem, but also for the fact that we are not reminded enough of the fact that we are all related and we should all treat each other more humanely and with brotherly love. If we did, the world would be a much better place!
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    Mar 24, 2009 3:38 AM GMT
    my french side were kicked out of france for being horse thieves in the south, and my irish side were nobility, lol, way to go frenchies.
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    Mar 24, 2009 3:40 AM GMT
    I'm apparently, and unfortunately, related to :

    Aaron Burr, the guy who killed Alexander Hamilton (the guy on a $10 bill) in a duel:
    my great great uncle or something.

    Lady Godiva, the woman who paraded down the street naked on her horse to tick of her husband in order to convince him to let off the heavy tax he placed on the peasants

    King Duncan: the guy who Macbeth killed in order to gain the throne. Apparently he was a rather weak king in real life.

    And Charlemagne who of course was convinced he was a descendant of Jesus.

    Now I can see where I get my rash temper, altruistic nudist tendencies, and delusions of grandeur from. lol
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    Mar 24, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    Charlemagne & William the Conqueror icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 24, 2009 3:54 AM GMT
    north_runner saidCharlemagne & William the Conqueror icon_cool.gif
    I can see that cute little conqueror in you! icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 24, 2009 4:15 AM GMT



    ActiveandFitI can see that cute little conqueror in you!
    LOL I know right. I sometimes get an overwhelming urge to conquer England.icon_twisted.gif
























    But Kamchatka would do nicely.
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    Mar 24, 2009 4:23 AM GMT
    A horde of screaming Irish and German chimps flinging poo at each other with a couple French and English ones trying not to get caught in the crossfire.
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    Mar 24, 2009 4:23 AM GMT
    north_runner saidCharlemagne & William the Conqueror icon_cool.gif


    Hey, William the Conqueror here too. By my reckoning, that makes us cousins!
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    Mar 24, 2009 4:24 AM GMT
    My ggreat-grandmother married the first man (in defiance) she saw after her father forbade to marry her boyfriend and then one week later immigrated to America from Yugoslavia with her brand-new husband. They had nine children.
  • olden

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    Mar 24, 2009 4:28 AM GMT
    Probably the most interesting is my ninth great-grandfather, the first gunsmith in the New World. Eltweed Pomeroy (Yes - Eltweed) arrived in MA in 1630. A replica of his anvil is on display in the Northampton, MA Historical Museum. GO- NRA !!
  • jaded57

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    Mar 24, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    My great great (great) Grandfather was the last true and free chief of the Osage nation. And Russell Means is a 2nd or 3rd cousin on my Moms side. So I guess Im kinda related to native American Royalty. Which means I get a reserved parking spot at one of the three casinos.
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    Mar 24, 2009 4:41 AM GMT
    Well according to my mum I'm related to Daniel Boone (I know whoopee) and I'm also related Pushmataha, my great grand father, who is the only Indian buried in the Congressional Cemetery, and on top of that he died on my birthday.
  • triniboy

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    Mar 24, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    1. Everyone in my home country that has my last name, "Hosam," is related to one another.

    2. My great, great, etc. grandfather is the artist, Jean Michel Cazabon.
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    Mar 24, 2009 7:36 AM GMT
    makeumyne said
    north_runner saidCharlemagne & William the Conqueror icon_cool.gif


    Hey, William the Conqueror here too. By my reckoning, that makes us cousins!


    Thus if you have Royalty on your family tree, you go all the way back to being related to God!
  • jgymnast733

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    Apr 20, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    My family owned the first american perfume company..
    A distant relative passed as a white woman and actually became the first black model..
    All the males in my family attended Princeton........