Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings asks:
- 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.
- Figure out the dominant ethnicity or nationality of each of them.
- 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!!