I’d say: mostly Connecticut and New Jersey ancestry.

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oh wait – I can say nationalities. So many groups just understand “white vs”.

I’d say: mostly Connecticut and New Jersey ancestry.

Beyond that? England and Scotland and a probably some Welsh and Irish too. Definitely German and some Netherlands. [even as recent as 1600s so it’s not ALL the Netherlands -> Germany -> England connection]

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Yeah. My mom was invited to the “Daughters of the American Revolution” (DAR) a few times but she always turned it down. She found them to be a bunch of snobby pretentious sorts with nothing to offer except “heritage”. Woo.

I *did* find out one of my direct ancestors died on this ship though… well, was lost at sea… he had a couple of daughters so he died, they were raised by his wife. Life moved on. A few sightings. Strange though: I never ‘connected’ with connecticut but I can’t deny it. But I have just as strong ties to New Jersey as family founded both Elizabethtown NJ and New Haven CT.

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Statistically, I should be multiple PhD with lots of family money and connections to all sorts of politicians, living and dead. I’m related to 42 Presidents, including Trump and Hillary Clinton and Obama and… well, all but two or three… a good part of the Mormons… but they’re all connections I never explored or wanted to. Good part about being in a cast-aside part of the family tree

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Oh I also have other family connections I never explored in Alabama. Lots of them. Once I found one of the “origin” town where some segments of my family (Luster I think) came from and they all had my face. Men, women, children all with my face. Creeped me out. Didn’t like it.

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m waiting for the cheap DNA chopper thing to make sequencing faster, cheaper and better. I forgot what it’s called.

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DNA’s really easy to extract. You can do it in your kitchen. It’s just cotton really more or less.

When you kill off your enemies, you and your sons and your grandsons make babies with the women that are left, and you’re the major gene pool, well, you’re gonna leave behind a heritage.

But there’s another way of looking at it: Rich people’s DNA survives and poor people’s DNA dies off. Better health care.

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Ghengis had great PR. But I think it’s more that his family was rich. He had a big fam and they had lots of kids and grandkids who were also rich. Other lines killed off, yours remains.

Why are so many white people related to royalty in England and stuff? ’cause the poor gene lines died off.

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I think of myself as pretty bland. But you can make your history sound more interesting if you find a few kings and queens you were related to. I’m sure there’s a few.

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I got Ælfrēd the Great as my 32nd great-grandfather. [of course I probably had a LOT of 32nd great-grandfathers]. It’s *kind* of special because not _everybody_ from England is related to him, although I bet a bunch are.

That’s awesome. My clans never left snowy parts but I’m in Florida so I’d like to think I broke the cycle.

Yeah. When I see Korean girls bleaching their skin white I feel kinda bad in one sense ’cause they’re whiting out their background but on the other hands, a) it’s in fashion for them and fashion’s usually stupid and b) if they head over to European or American areas, they’ll have an easier time than if they had medium Korean skin tone.

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Yeah, what Brent said. I mean, for me, knowing that Alfred the Great is a relative is kinda cool and all but what it *implies* is that there are LARGE groups of people that ALSO share that same bakground. A “people” come from that and I’m a part of it somehow.

So the math thing isn’t quite right there.

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Now you got me looking. One of the towns my ancestors founded Elizabeth, NJ, was founded in 1664.

The deed was legal. No smallpox blankets. It was a fair deal. They dealt with the right Indian tribes. Nothing fishy. Here’s the tribes. [i just found out]

” The deed was signed by the representatives of the Associates and for the Indians Mattano and Seuakhenos. ”

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LENAPE! That’s the tribe.

“The Dutch had tried to settle in New Jersey but failed to deal fairly with Lenape Indians and suffered at their hands.”

Koen Dehaan you’re from around there: Are the Dutch not fair traders?

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Oh shit! I’ve never seen that map before. I grew up hearing tales of the Lenape when camping with the Boy Scouts and stuff. Watchung mountains, … oh I forgot all the names of things. But yeah, lots of places in New Jersey and western PA still have their Lenape names, all these hundreds of years later.

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Oh shit! I’ve never seen that map before. I grew up hearing tales of the Lenape when camping with the Boy Scouts and stuff. Watchung mountains, … oh I forgot all the names of things. But yeah, lots of places in New Jersey and western PA still have their Lenape names, all these hundreds of years later.

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[i said west didn’t i? lol I’ve been in “southwest florida” for so long but on the east coast of the us that I get my east and west mixed up now.

 

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’cause it’s fixed (sort of) and safe (mostly) unlike the present which is messy and possibly less safe. [it was less safe back then but we’re not there :) ]

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I guess it helps us feel connected to something other than the latest youtuber or “What Did Trump Tweet Today?”

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I find genealogy fascinating. I know its flaws but it’s fun. Knowing that there’s some sort of stronger genetic connection to some people out there is interesting. Since so much is genetically passed on, learning about someone who was ACTUALLY one of your ancestors really *does* tell you at least _something_ about yourself, however minimal.

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Yeah but you can’t trace which galaxies yet :) That said, I like that stuff too.

I formulate my space-self as:

Primal Star. Primal Star goes Supernova. Creates heavier-than-iron. Smashes against unsuspecting giant molecular gas cloud. This creates even HEAVIER elements.

They’re scattered. But… static. Static electricity. Bits of newly formed particles start to clump thanks to static (and some to magnetism but not much is all that magnetic). Once clumps get big enough, gravity takes over.

The rest is the standard galaxy formation video.

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In my family-tree there were two purchases I’m aware of, one founded Elizabethtown NJ from the Lenape [it was a fair deal, no smallpox] and the other in Connecticut. Now I need to see what Native Americans my ancestors traded with in connecticut. It’s time I got the tribes right.

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