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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PS & PPS by d.- on 2004-01-11 15:44:19

No, not odd -- just human nature. Everyone has been sleeping with everyone else since time began, producing all kinds of offspring. To wit: We are more bi-tri-hexa-octa-cultural than we wish to believe. I am my own melting pot, as it were... As for interesting characters, I know not a thing. That's why I want my mom to get a little more into it overseas. I should ask my 'abuelita' in Puerto Rico more about the lineage before she passes onward and upward. Ciao!

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PS & PPS by Kid on 2004-01-12 15:04:09  |  Reply to this
  On this - and oddly. Apparently there is an area of Mongolia where 8% of the population share Genghis Khan's genes - so everybody was sleeping with him. (No, I don't know, I just heard).

As for that, surely America is the more likely place for there to be international relationships. I'm just thinking of it like this. Until about 1800, it would be more or less unheard of for people who weren't military to go to foreign climes, which would leave ports very different to the ethnic make up of their motherlands. This is a train-of-thought idea and I've not thought it through fully. But if, say, my ancestors (from Greta, I believe) were to make any kind of journey out of town, it would be massively out of the ordinary and the talk of the town for days.

Also, and less favourably, in view of a comment that keeps rearing its ugly head, I know there is a mountainous area of Portugal where the large proportion of people are tall and blond(e). Thus, not at all Portuguese originally. Apparently, they were ancient Scandinavians. I'll look it up if you wish...I've got it somewhere.

Finally, do ask, for your own good. Its intriguing: My grandma's done our family tree back to about 1600, maybe before, but it does become tougher. Tougher still, I imagine if you have to keep changing continents/countries....you do the math.