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White/European 92 82.88%
Black/of African Descent 3 2.70%
Hispanic (formerly Latin American) 3 2.70%
Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Thai/Indonesian/etc.) 4 3.60%
Arab/Kurd/Persian 3 2.70%
of the Subcontinent (Indian/Pakistani) 1 0.90%
Pacific Islander 0 0%
Texan 4 3.60%
Other (if you must!) 1 0.90%
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Old 04-08-2006, 12:54 PM   #41
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Kate,
You outrank me be a decade. First ancestor got here in 1620- Jamestown. He got 50 acres on the James River for every person he conned brought to America. Made a bunch of trips back and forth and was on the first census. 'Course news from that branch of the family got real quiet around 1776 -- they were all running for their lives from the patriots! Ended up as a bunch of poor farmers in west Georgia for the next couple hundred years. I guess payback will always get ya.
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I am a strange mixture of *Irish, Scot and Chezk. *My husband says I'm cheap like a Scot, temper of an Irishman and well...the rest I won't comment on.

We found out about 10 years ago that my great great grandmother was a wealthy girl sent here to go to school from Chezkoslovakia, her sweetheart was in the Chezk Navy and deserted to come here to be with her. *My cousin told me all this once the last aunt had died, it was suppose to be a family secret until they were all gone. *Someday I'll have the time to do the research.
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My husband is Slovak--Czechs rank on Slovaks. Poles rank on Slovaks. All Europeans rank on Slovaks, which is probably why there are more people of Slovak descent in the US/Canada than in Slovakia.

I'm a zillionth part Mohawk, so the kids are Slovak/Mohawk. An excellent combination. The rest doesn't matter.
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My cousin just reported to me that she did the Oprah DNA test and found that she isn't the 100% European she thought she was - 94%, the rest 3% Native American & 3% Asian. I assume this test is accurate, which leaves me wondering what I really am.
What is the Oprah DNA test? I am not familiar with it. I bet a lot of people would be surprised when they get the results.
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My grandparents were Dutch, but I wannabe a Cajun. Does that count?

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What is the Oprah DNA test? I am not familiar with it. I bet a lot of people would be surprised when they get the results.
dusk - I call it the Oprah DNA because she and some other celebrities were on a PBS series back in Feb about discovering your roots through dna testing.
This test is used to trace specific markers in everyone’s DNA and matches them with known ethnic groups all over the world and can give an idea of what part of the world your ancestors came from. This goes beyond any conventional genealogy research known today and goes back thousands of years. The show revealed some surprises to the guests that they would have never known if it weren’t for the DNA test.

This a link to where my cousin did her test
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Would be 100% Native American if some sorry Scottish dude had not hid in the wood pile.

Descend from Chief Jacob Hagler last chief of the Cahaba Indians.

Scottish dude arrived in 1636 and settled in Sussex Co. VA, before that in 1554 in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
OAP - Chief Jacob Hagler Cahaba - is that a Germanic tribe
Well anyway are you The Last Of The Cahabas?
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This a link to where my cousin did her test www.ancestrybydna.com
At $199 & up, clearly this answers the question "What are we saving it for?"
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I don't want to know where I have been, I want to know where I am going. (Is this the difference between Europeans and Americans? It has to be one, at least.)

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At $199 & up, clearly this answers the question "What are we saving it for?"
Its not clear to me what you mean.
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Thats what the "where do you come from" dna tests start at...
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Thats what the "where do you come from" dna tests start at...
Yeah....
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OAP - Chief Jacob Hagler* Cahaba - is that a Germanic tribe*
Well anyway are you The Last Of The Cahabas?
Dan Tien, yeah, it was pretty common for the religious groups to rename the indians and he was called King Jacob Hagler.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bi...ton::2099.html

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Its not clear to me what you mean.
$199 is their starting price for the website analyzing a sample of your mitochondrial DNA and providing you a profile of their results.

I bet Oprah got a discount after she threatened to buy the company.

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I don't want to know where I have been, I want to know where I am going. (Is this the difference between Europeans and Americans? It has to be one, at least.)
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Same here. If my kid wants to confirm my assertion that she's descended from wild Vikings & Russians, she'd better start saving her allowance...
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Cracker?* :P
Hey, I had a grandfather from St. Vincent's who was known as a "red leg". Does that count?
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So to wrap up, let's compare the board to the latest (2004) census figures for the United States.* Caveats, yes I know this isn't a scientifically valid poll, and that we have several/many people from Canada, Thailand, and other countries here, but humor me:


* * * * * * * * * * * U.S. Census* * * * * * * *ER Forum
Whites* * * * * * * * 75.1%* * * * * * * * * * * * * 86%* (SorryTexans, I lumped you in)

Black* * * * * * * * * *12.3%* * * * * * * * * * * * * * 3%

Hispanic* * * * * * * 12.5%* * * * * * * * * * * * * * 3%

Asian* * * * * * * * * * *3.6%* * * * * * * * * * * * * * 4%

Arab etc.* * * * * * * * NOT LISTED* * * * * * * * *2%

Indian Sub.* * * * * * NOT LISTED* * * * * * * * *1%

Pacific Islander* * * * 0.1%* * * * * * * * * * * * * 0%

Other* * * * * * * * * * * 7.9%* * * * * * * * * * * * * 1%

A bias towards whites, to be sure, but the fact that 75% of America is still white is a bit of an eye opener to me, and shows this boars is pretty representative, after all.* Hey, cut me a break, I'm a Southern Californian, born and raised.* We ain't the majority here!* *
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(Sorry Texans, I lumped you in)
Lose one frickin' NCAA Football Championship and you start referring to us as "sorry Texans"

I though better of you Laurence.

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Rough crowd! And after March Madness, Floridians will now be known as "Stinkin' Floridians".*

There, fine, I won't apologize!
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Rough crowd! And after March Madness, Floridians will now be known as "Stinkin' Floridians".*

There, fine, I won't apologize!


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