Eric asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 decade ago

where does my family originate?

ok i know my family had to of came from scottland,england,wales or ireland. my last name is robinson. as a kid my dad had blonde hair with read tint that turned black naturally at age 16 and he has always had blonde eyes(i have a blonde with red tint and blue eyes 2) but im mixed in with my moms russian side. my dads beard and eyebrows stayed blonde with a red tint favoring red, it stayed its natural color unlike his hair. so where do u think my family originated on my dads side? thanks alot


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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    You really cannot tell someones ancestry by their hair color, eye color, and skin tone. The only way to know someones ancestry is to do the research. Anything else is really a guess.

    In genealogy, we document everything. Too many budding genealogist get frustrated and quit because they copied something from someone else’s tree that was improperly documented and later learned they were researching the wrong ancestor. There is an excellent tutorial for those who are new to family research at ; I recommend it to everyone starting out in genealogy. After you complete the tutorial, the following is a basic plan and generally only requires the tools that you already have like your computer and Internet service provider.

    The person you know about is you, so, start with your birth certificate, which has your parents, and then ask your parents for copies of their birth certificates, which will have your grandparents on them. Then if you grandparents are living, continue the process. At some point, you will experience a problem depending on when you grandparents or great grandparents were born, in that; birth certificates did not exist before the early 1900s. Therefore, you need to get back to 1930 with personal records because those types of records are not available to the public for 50 to 100 years depending on the jurisdiction in which they are held.

    By copying or ordering these documents, you have gone to relatively little expense and you have three generations plus yourself and you have it documented with primary documents. That will give you 2 parents, 4 grandparents, and 8 great grandparents names to start researching. Now, you can use death certificates, marriage records, census records, immigration records, church records, court records and many other sources to research your ancestry. Your public libraries will most likely have both and Heritage free for anyone to use while at the library and with a library card you should be able to use Heritage Quest at home.

    Another free online resource is the LDS/Mormon site, which has many free online records at and original documents on their pilot site at . In addition to their online records, they have the Family History Centers where you can go for help with research and look at microfilm and they only charge nominal fees if they have to order something specifically for you . Find a location near you on their website and call to check hours of operation. .

    Additionally, USGenWeb is another free online resource at . This site is packed with how-to tips, queries and records for every state and most counties within those states. Then, there is Rootsweb at a free site hosted by where you can search for surnames, post queries on the message boards and subscribe to surname mailing lists.

    Also, do not forget to check Cyndi’s List at and ProGenealogist top 100 genealogist websites at

    both of these sites have many links for both free and fee based sites.

    Source(s): Sources in text of anwer.
  • Once more: hair/eye colors, skin tints mean very little in tracing ancestry. See:


    So, from your description, any where from the Mid East all the way through the British Isles.

    If you want to know, do a thorough search or go for DNA testing. Try:

    You should start by asking all your living relatives about family history. Then, armed with that information, you can go to your public library and check to see if it has a genealogy department. Most do nowadays; also, don't forget to check at community colleges, universities, etc. Our public library has both and free for anyone to use (no library card required).

    Another place to check out is any of the Mormon's Family History Centers. They allow people to search for their family history (and, NO, they don't try to convert you).

    A third option is one of the following websites:

    www dot usgenweb dot com/

    www dot census dot gov/

    www dot ukgenweb dot com/

    www dot archives dot gov/

    www dot geni dot com/

    Cyndi's has the most links to genealogy websites, whether ship's passenger lists, ancestors from Africa, ancestors from the Philippines, where ever and whatever.

    Of course, you may be successful by googling: "john doe, born 1620, plimouth, massachusetts" as an example.

    Good luck and have fun!

    Check out this article on five great free genealogy websites:

    www dot associatedcontent dot com/article...

    Then there is the DNA test; if you decide you want to REALLY know where your ancestors came from opt for the DNA test. Besides all the mistakes that officials commonly make, from 10% to 20% of birth certificates list the father wrong; that is, mama was doing the hanky-panky and someone else was the REAL father. That won't show up on the internet or in books; it WILL show up in DNA.

    I used which works with the National Geographics Genotype Program.

    Source(s): google searches; genealogical research
  • 5 years ago

    Originated = Current Location = Asia Not sure about the details, though, hehe.. Most probably from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Middle East, Mongulia :D

  • 1 decade ago

    The blonde hair points to one of the Nordic countries. The Vikings settled in various seaside towns in Britain, so he's probably descended from one of the Viking groups.

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