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Well, I'm Just Exactly What I Figured I Was Genetically

My family has been on me for way over a year to take this "spit-in-the-tube" genetic test with Ancestry.com. I didn't see any need to do that knowing what I was genetically, but to keep the peace I agreed to go ahead with it given that I'm on my way out now!  And, I'm pretty well exactly what I said I was:

English -48%,
Scottish and Northern Ireland--34%
German--10%
Norwegian--8%  This surprised me a little, didn't figure on having a genetic tie to Scandinavia, and simply points out that back in the "Longboat Days" most probably, the crew of a raiding boat went ashore on shore leave and had a good time in the local bars  ;-) ! (been there--done that myself a time or two!)

Anyhow----mix all that up real good in the Southern Appalachian Mountain Culture, and the "distilled product" that you get will be exactly what I am!  








 

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  • ferris1248ferris1248 Moderator Posts: 25,081 Moderator
    Were your ancestors Catholic or protestant?

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • MRichardsonMRichardson Senior Member OrlandoPosts: 10,466 AG
    If your ancestors were English/Scottish they surely had some Scandinavian in them.  
    Ever heard of the Normans?  That's who England is, mostly, since the Conquest.
    I have never seen live bones, but I know that they are often used by rich people to decorate the interior.
  • CranfieldCranfield Senior Member Posts: 1,584 Captain
    If your ancestors were English/Scottish they surely had some Scandinavian in them.  
    Ever heard of the Normans?  That's who England is, mostly, since the Conquest.
    Don't mention the Conquest. B)
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,235 Captain
    Protestant to the last drop of blood! And I'm sure that non-believers should be mixed in with it. My ancestors with my same last name, and I'm sure with other direct ancestors, were force moved to the Virginia Colony in the 1630's--1650's. A total of 70-75 people in all with my same last name. These were all from the Dorchester, England area where the Revival of the Church was initiated. And I'm sure they brought their defiant attitude with them. Those were pretty exciting times to live through!
  • MRichardsonMRichardson Senior Member OrlandoPosts: 10,466 AG
    Ahhh, the good old days - the Conquest.  
    We had a good run.

    I have never seen live bones, but I know that they are often used by rich people to decorate the interior.
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Moderator Posts: 25,081 Moderator
    Protestant to the last drop of blood! And I'm sure that non-believers should be mixed in with it. My ancestors with my same last name, and I'm sure with other direct ancestors, were force moved to the Virginia Colony in the 1630's--1650's. A total of 70-75 people in all with my same last name. These were all from the Dorchester, England area where the Revival of the Church was initiated. And I'm sure they brought their defiant attitude with them. Those were pretty exciting times to live through!
    The early ones. Staunch Presbyterians.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,235 Captain
    Kinda funny that you mentioned Presbyterians, ferris! My Grandmother by whom I was reared from age 14 months was as staunch a Presbyterian as any that you would ever find. Her entire family around Toccoa, Georgia was, also. I disappointed her in that I never followed any religious beliefs choosing to find the Supreme Creator through my study of Nature and association with the Masonic and 32nd. Degree Scottish Rite Masons---which is not a religion in any respect, though many tend to think that it is. 
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Moderator Posts: 25,081 Moderator
    The square and compass is a good path to follow. 323 but haven't been in years.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • bottomtimebottomtime Senior Member Monticello,FLPosts: 497 Deckhand
    Mr. Rich, your comments regarding your relationship with the Supreme Creator and how it came about are somewhat similar to  my own. I was raised in a Christian family and had a belief within me that there was definitely a higher power working that orchestrated things beyond my comprehension. It was after I had joined my local Masonic Lodge and began working through the mysteries of Freemasonry that my curiosities were piqued concerning this Supreme Creator. This lead to me digging deeper into the written Christian works and then desiring more insight and understanding, which lead me to our local Methodist church. I have since grown to love the church family that my wife and our children were welcomed into and have a hard time imagining how we got along without these relationships and sense of community we now enjoy.
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