Joseph Fatula wrote:
> The idea that someone's ancestors, back
> three generations, would be almost entirely from the country you live in
> now, seems so odd to me.

Really?  I would imagine it's the norm over most of the world.

I don't know the history of my dad's family back further than his
father, but I'm pretty sure you have to go back further than his
grandfather to get someone who wasn't born in the US.  Heck, there are
even some capitalized Native Americans back there somewhere, too.

Certainly you have to go back further than that on my mom's side; the
first ancestor to emigrate hither was in early 18th century.  Figure
that's what, seven generations back or so?

Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>