Your International Ancestors

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  1. Jonathan1990

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    Within mine there are Mexican ancestors. That is as my granddad's cousin moved to Los Angeles and married a Mexican in 1961. There's plenty of the Mexican records on that Family Search website.
     
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    Being Australian, once I get back a few generations the majority of my ancestors are all international. Mostly United Kingdom although I've been pointed in the direction of Canada for someone on Dad's side which I need to investigate.
     
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  3. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    My Grandad from Scotland is my newest New Australian. Other than that the rest drifted over from 1823. Whether they wanted to or not.
     
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    Even from Canada they probably came from the British Isles originally.
     
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    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Quite a few of ours emigrated - mostly to Canada from the late 1800s (farmers) and others to Oz (some didn't have a say in the matter :sceptical:).
     
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    Majority stayed in UK but some "free" passage to Australia one or two canada and america gained a number of hubbies ancestors
     
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    Mine all made the voyage here ( Canada) between 1850 and 1912. Before that all were in the UK but with ancestry much further back to Scandinavia and according to DNA, Greece.
     
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    A sibling of one of my Essex Searles, James Searles, came out (voluntarily) to NSW and settled in Morpeth, NSW.
     
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    Living in Oz since I was 6 (born in NZ), my father's family only arrived in New Zealand between 1906 and 1926 and before that the Walkers (converted from Harveys in 1840) had been in the English Midlands for at least 500 years. Mum's ancestors came involuntarily to Oz from Suffolk/Norfolk and voluntarily from Scotland. I am really puzzled by sharing big chunks of DNA with many Scandinavian people. The chunks seem too big to come from ancient migrations of Vikings into the Scots Isles, but maybe that's common- I don't know. Ideas? My only offer is NPE.
     
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    Don't forget East Anglia, which includes Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, were for quite a while under Danish rule, so it would be no surprise that any of us with ancestry in those counties could have Scandinavian blood, plus Celt, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and lord knows what else in their makeup. :D
     
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    OK @Findem, thanks for that. I have a heap of ancestry going back through the Cable/Cabell/Kable line in Norfolk. I thought maybe they came over with William and Mary and had Scandinavian blood through the sailors from the Hanseatic League, but can't find anyone sounding Scandinavian, like with a "son" at the end of their surname. My DNA Matches have up to 48 cM unbroken, so I thought I should have come across someone by the 1500s.
     
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    Some info on your James Searles (married Charlotte Stephens at Morpeth) on Bruce Fairhall's site if you are interested.
    Any one who is anyone gets a mention there. He just doesnt seem to have the birth date of James Searles but you can update him if you know.:) I have the link.
     
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    Henry Kable and Susannah Holmes also get a gong on the Fairhall site as well.
     
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    I would like that link please Sue.
     
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    Keep in mind.

    Your cable and other ancestors would have done an awful lot of intermarrying between them and you.

    The Normans were of Scandinavian (Viking) descent, having been allowed to settle in France by one of the French Kings.
     
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    @Findem I have put the link on conversations.
     
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    I don't think any of my lot got any further than the Isle of Wight :cool:
     
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    Yours and mine, one did go to Scotland:D - mind you, my cousin is a £10 Pom!
     
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    All my lot stayed in the uk. Some aunts, uncles and cousins have emigrated but the furthest my direct ancestors moved was from England to Wales.
     
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    Apart from my Irish Grandfather who, I am led to believe, went to America before returning to England, the rest of my lot never strayed out of the country.

    Oh yes - I do have one (indirect) ancestor who had her fare paid for her to Oz in 1837, and a couple more (indirect) who paid their own way to Canada, but that's it.
     
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