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Tracing Your Family Tree..

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Discussion' started by Panja, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Steve - Wfc

    Steve - Wfc Registered User

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    If they were the first two humans, who would give them names?
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    Yeah there’s a copy of our family tree at my Mum’s. Only on my Dad’s side though. Goes back to Donegal.
     
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    Beautiful place is Donegal. Friendliest people I've ever met
     
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    Don't know almost anything about my dad's family tree, but I know quite a lot about my mother's one.

    In fact, my mother's uncle took the time to write a book about our roots, including some history in it a few years ago...I took the time to read it a bit and it turns out that our ancestors come from Bavaria, Germany, I have no idea which city exactly.

    As far as back to 1830, when Greece was being rebuilt after the Revolution War, the king of Greece, who was also a German, invited many people around Europe to come to Athens and improve it a bit.

    The 2 brothers responded to the invitation. The first brother, who is a distant ancestor of me, got a bakery, one of the first in Athens and his brother got a clothes shop. The 2 brothers had a fight, though, and we never know what happened to the 2nd brother.

    Anyways, the first brother met a Greek woman in an island, whom she married. The family and the surname was kept for many years, even my grandma's surname was German, until she married my grandpa.
     
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    In addition, the bakery decreased in size, as the years passed, because of financial difficulties and it was closed in 1975.
     
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    Oh dear.
     
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    Traders and ship builders from Scotland (Aberdeen, Edinburgh), and Train people from Lancashire (in and around Warrington and Farnworth) is what I know for sure.
     
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    My Sister did this a few years ago, no real surprises as it was all just Irish roots.
     
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    I've done quite a lot with my family tree,
    • my mum's fathers side can be traced back through Canada to Scotland and to the Campbell family.
    • mums mothers line goes down to the south coast with naval ties - her great grandfather stowed away on a ship, got caught forced to join up and ended up an admiral :)
    • Dads fathers line south coast tin miners until the mines ran dry then up to the north east to mine coal
    The last entry in the lines will be me and these branches will end :(
     
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    Fascinating stuff tbh.
    I will attempt one at some point
     
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    My old dear has done it.
    Too boring for me but apparently I am of Irish decent on my Granddad's side and French on my nan's
    The Irish bit I can handle but there is no way I am French, I hate them.
     
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    :laugh: bloody frogs
     
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    Mines a bugger to trace because my Dad's mother was adopted and never met her biological parents. She is a bit mixed race looking and thinks her biological father was a Gurkha fighting for the British (they were stationed near her birthplace in Liverpool).

    Need to get around to doing an Ancestry DNA test which should confirm that.
     
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