So this is fun…

Too lazy to make this the proper size and format…

Supposedly, I’m Irish, English, Dutch and German.

I’ve known for a while now that I was Irish (outside of past lives, I mean)…I just assumed that it was on my dad’s side, because we’d occasionally used a family crest associated with those of the same surname of an Irish background.

Yeah, it’s on my mom’s side. Turns out I have at least one English-born ancestor (probably lots more, since she tells me we’ve been here since before the Revolution), two Scots and one Irish. (Someone find me a Welsh ancestor, so I can be the British Isles wrapped up entirely in one person! HA!) Oh and some folks from Canada. ^_^

Actually, that’s all on my maternal grandmother’s side, if you believe it. Even before my last Ancestry.com subscription ran out, I wasn’t able to get too far on Grandpa’s side. (Maybe that’s where the Dutch are…?)

Grandma and Pop-Pop? German, German and German. Pass the apfelstrudel, por favor! 😀 (Three languages in one sentence…that’s me!)

German Line  <— Dad’s side

Awesome Line <— Mom’s side

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  1. Was Lena married to Lester, son of Demer and grandson of Charles Ives Lynd? If so, I think I’ve located the relationship my dad always claimed existed. My paternal grandmother is the second daughter of William, brother of Demer, which would make my grandmother and your great grandfather first cousins. I’ve done quite a bit of research on the Lynd branch (I’ve traced the Lynds back to Revoutionary New York, and another line, the Ives back to 1600’s Connecticut and Ipwich, England before that), but don’t have Lena’s maiden name.

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    22 Sep 2014 at 12:01 am

    • Daya

      Lester, son of Henry, son of Charles Ives Lynd! Oh, wait…I get it! I have down “Henry Delemer Lynd”…that must be it!

      That would explain why my grandmother always acted like she knew who you were! (Thanks for saying something, Grandma! Sheesh.)

      We need to look each other up on Ancestry and hook our trees! 😀

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      22 Sep 2014 at 1:07 am