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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonRouge View Post
    I don't even understand how someone cannot know their grandparents
    I understand some people not being super close to their grandparents in certain situations, such as death, estrangement, etc.

    My own hypothetical kids won't know their grandfather except through stories because my dad is already deceased.
    "Living or dying, it's not a big deal. What we should be concerned about is whether or not we're allowed to crawl to our graves."

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_garcia49 View Post
    I understand some people not being super close to their grandparents in certain situations, such as death, estrangement, etc.

    My own hypothetical kids won't know their grandfather except through stories because my dad is already deceased.
    I should have clarified, I should have meant just people who have not had those factors, which are beyond anyone's control, in their lives. And with people who's grandparents died, they do know their names and stories about them.
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    Dont know much about my family history tbh, my parents didnt care about that stuff, and they also didn't had that much of a great relationship with their own parents anyway. My paternal aunt said many things about the family of my dad's side but I don't know if alot of those are true or not.

    But I dont care that much about family since my family is messed up anyway, would rather start my own. But I do know my my grandparents names.

    Paternal grandparents:
    Marie-Louise and Lionel

    Maternal grandparents:
    Melanie and Julio
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Elizabeth~ View Post
    I hope more Americans take up genealogy and do the research into their family tree. And I hope more people do DNA testing.
    Not worth it tbh. The average white American is pure Anglo-Saxon. And the blood of all NW Europeans carry a portion of the I subset haplogroup. Only latin mongrels need to do some research.

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Elizabeth~ View Post
    Have you tried a DNA testing website/company to help you learn more?
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    I repeat, do NOT give them money.

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    Do you know the names of all four of your grandparents? (You don't have to list them, just answer yes or no.)
    Yes.

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    I know some, on my maternal side I can't get past third and fourth great-grandparents, on my paternal side I have lines that goes to the middle ages, thanks to other people's work and books, and on my eastern European side I could trace it back to the early 1700's on one line, others are stuck in fourth grandparents too (4th great-grandparents).

    On my paternal side I descend from early colonials and native women, but also some random and scarce European women, a big mix, but still pred-european, I've also spotted some Spanish and french, and apparently an "Italian" (Genoa) person very very far in the middle ages that adventured to the new world, they are so far removed that it would be ridiculous for me to claim their heritage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurukuru View Post
    apparently an "Italian" (Genoa) person very very far in the middle ages that adventured to the new world, they are so far removed that it would be ridiculous for me to claim their heritage.
    Genoese were a decent chunk of "Italian" immigrants to some parts of Colonial Latin America. I myself have some ancestors belonging to Genoese families, Lomellini and Brambilla who moved to Colonial Mexico in the late 1500's. Way too distant to claim such heritage obviously, but an interesting fact that dispels my preconceived notion that all my european ancestry came from Spaniards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_garcia49 View Post
    Genoese were a decent chunk of "Italian" immigrants to some parts of Colonial Latin America. I myself have some ancestors belonging to Genoese families, Lomellini and Brambilla who moved to Colonial Mexico in the late 1500's. Way too distant to claim such heritage obviously, but an interesting fact that dispels my preconceived notion that all my european ancestry came from Spaniards.
    Same here, late 1500's (When I said "middle ages" I really meant 1500 and on wards), his surname was Maglio.

    The french guy I mentioned is noted in one source as shipwrecked in Rio de Janeiro around the 1600s, I wonder if that is really the case. But It's interesting to see that not only Iberians ventured these ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celph Titled View Post
    They should say White Americans because every other ethnic group in America are very close to their family, most white americans send their parents to live in senior homes, the grandkids grow up not knowing much about them, that explains why White Americans in this study can't even name their 4 grandparents

    You would have to be a damn moron not to know who they were
    but White Americans in general have no soul, so its obvious they do not care about the elders in their family
    Not necessarily, usually some European groups like Italians, Greeks, Russians etc, they are VERY close to their families and are in-touch with their family history/ancestry.

    It's Wasps you're thinking of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odin View Post
    I don't think schools should be able to DNA test students without their parents informed consent.

    I think whoever drew those "swastikas" is probably dyslexic.

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