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How far back could you name your ancestors?

Posted by on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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I could name mine to the early 1800s..that's it haha

by on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM

 I've traced them back to the thirteenth century, so far.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM
In want to pay for ancestry.com to find out but I never do!
I know of up until the late 1800's,
Arwyn724
by on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I know the names of all mine for 5 generations on both sides.  They're written in the Bible I was given as a child.  I've never traced my lineage back any farther, though.

Arwyn 724 

MomToDarienne
by Silver Member on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

For me it's probably the mid-1800s..

jcrenshawswifey
by on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Back to the 1700s. When King Kamehameha the first conquored the Hawaiian Islands. We haven't been able to go back further than that, but I would love to.

rgba
by Ruby Member on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:48 AM
On one side we've traced back to the 1600s and the original purchase of Long Island. On our Norwegian side we trace to 1400
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marrionsmommy
by Bronze Member on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Lucky ancestory doesnt work for my fam since we are only 2nd gen american and most of them are still out of america. I can only name back to my greatgrads. Tried to get my parents to write a fam tree a few years back and that is honestly as far as we could trace without using nicknames and guessing. My dh is african american and can name a little further back to his greatgreats and everything else is really a guess ancestry also had no clear history on his fam. Also he has little connection to his birth father so no real help there.
meg0620
by Gold Member on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:58 AM
The oldest one I know of is in history books. Lol. Early 1900s.
PandTsmomjuly
by Florence on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:59 AM

 Not very. I didn't even know/remember I had biological aunts and uncles until about 7 years ago. Which is really sad since I lived with the birth family from ages 3 to 8.

I can name my granparents and birth parents but I don't care enough about it to go further. That family is helluva messed up.

Adopted family... They apparently have a published book going WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYY back. It's kinda creepy.

Princess_s21
by Sarah on Aug. 18, 2013 at 1:02 AM

 well the furthest back info we have on my Dad's paternal side is a deed that was signed in England in the 1400s I believe it was, I would have to look it up to get exact details.

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