Discovering our pasts - interesting thread
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|Mon, 11-12-2012 - 4:08pm|
Even though it's just my first day here, I've already come up with an excellent board topic. A huge topic in my sociology class right now is geneaology, and discovering one's past. My question is, what are your ancestries and family histories (if you know, of course).
My ethinicity is White, but I actually have some interesting roots in my past. My parents told me (and I actually found out by way of Ancestry.com) that both of my great grandmothers were of pure Middle Eastern descent! My great-grandmother on my mother's side was from Lebanon, and my great-grandmother on my father's side was born in Saudi Arabia. I have clear blue eyes from my mother's Swedish side, but I've always wondered why I've had very dark brown hair (sometimes even looks jet black when wet). That explains it. I also found out that my great great great grandfather was of Korean descent! It's the weirdest thing, to the average eye, I look 100% White, but my ancestry says quite otherwise. It's a testament to the fact that we're all mixed with something, and our family histories are interconnected in so many ways! What are some of your ancestry stories?