Who were your ancestors? What did they live through?

6 years ago I started researching my family tree. With every generation my love for this country grew and my appriciation of what a privilage it is to be an American. Grandfathers who fought in WWI,WWII,Korea,Civil War on both sides,those that died for freedom, the Revolutionary War. They lived through the depression, settled the west, mined for gold.Immigrants,Ireland,Germany,Switzerland,England and Scotland.They worked hard,loved thier God,thier families and thier country.We can only gain from knowing our history.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    That is much better than the modern day immigrants, who sneak across the border to have anchor babies and get food stamps, then contribute nothing but picking a few head of lettuce.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Let's see. My Mom is a 4th generation Japanese American. My grandparents and great-grandparents were sent to internment camps during WWII. It's crazy, my grandparents still don't really want to talk about this but I guess they were able to move on build a good life. On my dad's side, his parents are Swedish immigrants who lived through WWII. When my grandma speaks I can still detect a bit of an accent, and I try to imagine what it must feel like to be a first generation immigrant, braving a new country in search of a better life.

  • 1 decade ago

    I've been doing my family tree for years also,it is quite fascinating.Most of my ancestors came from Switzerland in the 1700's.They were being persecuted for their religious beliefs.One even had his tongue cut out for preaching the gospel.They came to this country and settled in Pa.Some became preachers,starting Mennonite churches in the area.Most were farmers,using the money they brought with them and buying a piece of land.The came here legally,learned the language and paid taxes.I have a relative that died on the Titanic and Dwight Eisenhower is also in my extended family tree.

  • 1 decade ago

    My ancestors were English who came to the Carolinas in the early 1700's and Scots-Irish who came from Northern Ireland also in the early 1700's. My direct ancestor was the first European settler in Dickenson County, Virginia and our surname is still one of the most prevalent as residents of Clintwood, Va can attest.

    My North Carolina side of the family fought with the patriots during the Revolutionary War. In the Civil War, I had one great-great grandfather serving with Mosby in the valley, another surrendered with Lee at Appomattox and yet another was wounded in a Richmond hospital when the city fell to Union forces.

    My great Uncles served in the US military during the Second World War. Both of my grandfathers were in the CCC. My grandfather from Virginia served as the Chief Fire Marshal of Washington, DC. My other Grandfather was a successful draftsman for GE who designed fire control cabinets for US Destroyers at the Philadelphia Shipyards during the Second World War. My mother retired as a Senior VP of a Philadelphia Publishing House and my father as VP of Sales for several major truck lines.

    And I humbly follow in their footsteps.

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  • 1 decade ago

    One great grandfather was German- American and married a Mexican woman. The other was 100% Mexican. After much crossing back and forth of the known border back in the 1800's most stayed in Mexico. My dad was the exception and chose the US.

  • Nate
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Through my dad's side I am actually related to the author Victor Hugo. My family has not been in the United States too long. On my mom's side I am first generation born in the US. But on my dads side its like 3rd or 4th generation. But to hear my mom's stories and my grandma's stories of how it was in the Philippines I do feel lucky to be in the United States, and they feel the same way.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I am 1/4 Rottweiler, 1/4 Pug, 1/4 german shepard, 1/4 basset hound

  • el
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Mine got their asses kicked on the Trail of Tears, got killed in the Holocost, and were Bullied by the English wayyyy too much. That's about it.

  • oleyar
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    probably. yet dont make the errors of believing that those desires are truthfully circumstances. many stuff are inherited and handed down, so possibly bits and products would desire to be showing up on your desires. Who is conscious?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I haven't researched my whole ancestry but I know that I have mostly German and French, and some Mayan and African...

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