Aug 092009

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings asks:

  1. List your 16 great-grandparents (of course there are only 8 great grandparents, so since he mentioned 16 I’m assuming great great grandparent) in pedigree chart order. List their birth and death years and places.
  2. Figure out the dominant ethnicity or nationality of each of them.
  3. Calculate your ancestral ethnicity or nationality by adding them up for the 16 – 6.25% for each (obviously, this is approximate.

So mine can be seen here

The results are:

8 Paternal great great grandparents are all Scottish

6 Maternal great great grandparents are English

2 Maternal great great grandparents are Scottish (something only fairly recently discovered – I’d always “known” that my mother’s ancestry was all English).

So the end result is that at the great great grandparent level I’m 10/16 (= 62.5%) Scottish and 6/16 (=37.5%) English.

Of course since I was born in New Zealand of New Zealand born parents I consider myself 100% Kiwi!!

 Posted by at 1:43 am

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    This was a lot of fun! All of my people came from North America except for one that I’m not sure of. There’s even one Native American thrown in for good measure!


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