What's the furthest you've traced your lineage, /his/? Do you have any one famous in your ancestry?
I've managed to go back as far as ~400, discovering many Kings, Queens, other royals and Charlemagne among others.
>Not knowing of the Ancient finnish empire of 59,745 BC
Well, my blood is mostly Celtic with a small amount of Anglo Saxon (which is genetically similar to Celts), and since British Celtic DNA can be traced to a migration from Basque country in Spain, which was settled 35,000 years ago before Indo Europeans; probably 35,000 years.
I know that my French-Canadian side goes back to the initial founding if Quebec City by Champlain, and on my German side we got back to Bavarian peasantry post-30 Year's War. Before that, I don't know jack.
Most of the documented history of my family doesn't go back very far, due to World War II and a lack of records for people who didn't move around or go to church much, but one of my uncles did some research based on what there was. It's probably not entirely reliable, but he was able to trace an old family name back to several French nobles, including Crusaders, and a man that ended up marrying into English nobility and becoming a king of England for a short time (King Stephen). Through that connection, there's a tie to William the Bastard, and eventually Charlemagne.
I don't really care how true it is, though. Going back that far, pretty much everyone is related to someone famous because of how fast genes spread. Almost everyone of western European descent is probably related to Charlemagne one way or another.
I can sort of go back to Rollo on a small dirt road of my tree, but I don't know how reliable the sources are after the 1500's.
On average I can't go further than late 1700's in Poland & Germany.
Stop projecting, you nincompoop.
>Furthest you've traced your ancestry?
6 generations. Which is what both grandpas remembered about their ancestry, I haven't really done any research on it myself.
However I have a friend who's actual nobility who can trace his paternal line all the way back to 1297 with total certainty, and to the 10th century going by titles, surnames and land ownership records.
The Hvide family, which is basically the danish equivalent of Borgia (in influence, not so much ill-repute).
They killed a danish king and a slavic god, lead the danish armies, and were the religious heads of the nation.
Interestingly, Hvide is the danish word for white, and the coat of arms looks kinda like something from KKK
>tfw both of my families are very, very old
Mum's last name is still in shit tier latin, too, don't know how it survived when there are families in our region that have the same last name but in it's newer form
Someone in my dad's family traced it all the way back to a french soldier leaving Normandie for Québec in the 1600s, naming every man of each generation. Too bad my dad had to go and ruin it by marrying an English woman and moving to Ontario.
And my mother's side can be traced back to Sir Isaac Brock. He even looks like me and her fathers side of her family.
Farmers, farmers, farmers. I cannot go deeper than 1700s.
Holy shit, this map is almost as bad as the Korean world empire map. Does anyone have it?
directly, about 300 years. Indirectly (i.e. after a certain point you can't tell who's a father and who's a brother, cousin, etc, but you can still trace the family as a whole) about 500 years. By implication (from the presumed etymology of the surname) the progenitor of the line was probably a lower ranking member of the Order of the Knights Templar - the name definitely attested at least as far back as that, so it isn't a modern concoction, but we don't have the records to make a direct link. So that's possibly 700 - 800 years.
Of course, that's just one branch. Other branches include a bunch of paupers, some cloth merchants, a stagecoach driver, an inventor, a fraudster, a WW1 fighter pilot, etc, etc. Genealogy can be quite interesting sometimes.
My first known ancestor was a wealthy landowner in Northern Sweden who was born in 1373, and was named Olaf Olafson. The land he owned is still owned by my Swedish relatives, though the Swedish government is trying to steal the land.
I had a few guys who fought in the American revolution, feels good to know my ancestors had a small part, Vermont militia I think.
I'm also 1/16 Luxembourgish so that's pretty nice.
The rest is all Norwegian, Dutch but almost all German farmers.
And some Welshmen. I don't like to talk about them.
As for how far, there's a town in Bavaria where the Weiß family has been since the renaissance.
From mother's side some knights that fought against the Kebab with Skanderberg and later settled in Southern Italy. From father's side a bunch of farmers some of whom fought in WWI and got a street in my home town named after them.
Furthest my dad traced our family back was to the 1300's, mostly just English plebs. Other euros mixed in there and somewhere down the line an Ashkenazi jew entered the fold, as revealed by genetic testing. Not that 0.1% shit either, roughly my dad is roughly 6% and I'm 5%.
I apparently have some important doctors and researchers and all that on his side, my mom's side is 100% blue collar pleb though. Could be a descendant of Joseph Smith but then again thousands of people from Utah probably are.
I at least know that along with being African American, I'm also Cherokee and Blackfoot.(I do believe the actual tribe and not one of the 100+ others in the confederacy), need to do some more digging
Also friendly reminder that all men in this thread and on the majority of planet earth have quite a chance at being Mongolian, since Ghengis Khan and the Mongols have the d to most of the Eurasian continental. (I know there's way more all of that, I've just always thought it was hilarious)
Back into some of our NA bloodline, but that shit gets hazy, especially when mixing. Irish side gets a bit hazy in the early 1600s because names start switching between Spanish and Irish for some reason. Pretty good idea of Scottish bloodline into 1400's, but based on clans and not individuals because they were evidently some of the lowest of the low class.
Only really famous person we have traced to Genealogically is Captain James Cook, but that is through a whole hell of a lot of removals.
One of our relatives changed the border between OK and TX and added fuel to a rivalry.
That map is nonsense.
Europe didn't even look like that until the end of the most recent ice age.
Top fucking kek holy shit. Most if the time hearing Mormons I can't help but think of the Swede and his speils about God from watching Hell on Wheels
>THE LORD WILL PROVIDE anon
There's a possibility I might be related to this guy:
Nothing definitive, but it's possible considering that the French Canadian side of my family has the last name "St Amand" and originally came from the same area of France where this guy lived. It would be pretty cool if it turned out to be true.
Ironically I look like a t*rk. (I'm not one, though.)
>descended from a Mongolian Khan
>not sharing Mongolian ancestry/being related in part to the Mongols
I fookin war m8. Then explain because many people have done research and keep citing the statistic that a majority of the world's men are `Mongolian` (and I did say I new there was much more to all of this did I not?)
Farthest I've cared to trace back was to the 1630's when my ancestors came to the American continent. The original guys founded several cities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Pic related is the first map of the U.S. made by a U.S. citizen, an ancestor of mine. Some of my relatives in Ohio have a very old copy of this map. They were puritans on arrival so I figure they hadn't done much of significance back in England.
traced paternal line to 1700s Dewsbury Yorkshire. I'm just a normal guy though with a common surname.
>All these people who think they are royalty or descended from famous people.
Chances are unless you actually own a real family tree thats old as fuck and updated every generation or some actual old land then you are just a pleb who's ancestors adopted name like 99.9% of people. Most records only go to the 1700's at least in Britain because that's when they created the population census and things like birth, marriage and death certificates didnt come until 1837 . Before then only aristocrats tended to keep family tree records.
My last name literally appears from nowhere in the 1800s to an Italian Redshirt who apparently has no parents. It's pretty cool being the only person to ever have my [full] name though. As of today there are only about 20 people on the planet with my last name.
I can trace most of the family back to the British Isles, with one part unbroken back to the 15th century (it goes back all the way to the 12th century, but its a patchier lineage)
it's a parody of one finnish shitposter who's spamming stuff about aliens, atlantis, neanderthals and ancient finnish emperors (they're all related to each other somehow, according to him. no idea how exactly) who were somehow completely erased from history by jews and swedes to every forum he passes by. probably has bipolar disorder or something.
>told all my life that mother's family is 100% Italian and father's is 100% japanese
>take the ancestry dna test
>mother's side is a mediterranean hot mess with some angolan and amazonian thrown in
>father's side is listed just as east asian (no clarity there)
>IRISH AS FUCK OUTTA NOWHERE
If it's on my father's side, then the irish dude is a sailor. But personally I like to think that some Irish dude made the mistake of bringing his wife on a sea voyage to Japan then when she got way too naggy he traded her to a farmer for some rice. The idea of a heavily accented irishwoman yelling in Japanese makes me laugh.
>Before then only aristocrats tended to keep family tree records.
Untrue. Well, technically true in that aristocrats were the only ones who would personally keep a copy of their family tree on hand, but there are all sorts of public records that you can use to trace this stuff. Although it's a pain in the arse to find it because it was all done on the parish level - as you said national records only date back around 200 years - but nowadays a lot of old ledgers are being scanned and put on the internet.
Even as far back as the medieval period there are copious records - particularly anything involving the church. Monks were surprisingly obsessive about paperwork. So you can trace baptisms, marriages, and funerals, which is all you really need for tracing ancestry anyway. Wills were the other major document which would often be preserved, and again are a good way of tracing family history because family members feature fairly heavily in them.
Apart from that, there are all sorts of record-keeping odds and ends which have been preserved over the centuries. One of my ancestors is referenced in the early 16th century in an argument over an overdue library book.
You'd better enjoy learning Latin if you want to look into this stuff though. And I'm not talking about nice, neat classical Latin. Medieval and post-medieval latin as practised by the local monk/notary was about as orderly as pre-18th century English spelling.
dad just discovered some old map from 1756. which shows who owns which piece of land (don't know how to say it in english) and it shows a guy with the same name and last name as mine. Basically, that's the oldest mention I know of, and that piece of land is where my father was born. Think that's kind of cool, my ancestors haven't moved for centuries, keeping that piece of land as their heritage. There's a mention of that guy's father in some books, so I guess it goes even further than 1756, but we haven't found it yet. They were most likely peasants, nothing spectacular.
>discovering many Kings, Queens, other royals and Charlemagne among others.
if you lived in western europe, you're "descended from" charlemagne.
You have 2 parents.
they had 4 parents.
they had 8 parents
they had 16.
they had 32.
they had 64,
they had 128. Assuming 30 years between generations as a conservative estimate, that's only the 1800's...
they had 256.
they had 512
they had 1024.
they had 2048,
they had 4096
they had 8192
they had 16384
They had 32768
they had 65536...
and they 131072 parents between them. And now we're back into just the year 1500.
Lets take that back another 500 years... Now, your family tree is in the millions of parents, all linked down to you. Unless you're
Its only if you're really descended from the first son of the first son, of the first son, etc, that being descended from anyone is remotely unusual. something like 1/3 of all people in the western world have DNA from Genghis Khan, for instance.
also pic related is the further I've got. In addition, I do know that my grandmothers (by my mothers side) grandmother was born in the same house as the father of Slovenian Language, just you know around 300 years later.
Dad's side were farmers with some freedom fighters in between, likely descended from the Celtic invasion of the Balkans because they (and I) have reddish hair.
Mom's side goes back to the 18th century, oldest I've traced is some silversmith and I've got a seal of his
> Do you have any one famous in your ancestry?
Only locally, a trigger happy absolute madman who lived at the end of the 19th century and regularly fought and won duels with anyone who he thought insulted his honor
Farthest I've been able to acurately trace my linneage back is during/after the American Revolution, direct ancestor of mine played a huge part in constructing the US Navy, his grandson went on to fight in the Civil War as a general in the Union.
After that it gets hazy. Supposedly my paternal grandmother was descended from a Swiss prime minister or some such. We can trace our family name to right after the Norman invasion of England.
Anyone else with Norman ancestry?
there's only one person other than myself with my first and last name. interestingly enough we aren't related. throw in the middle name then im all alone
scarily enough though his middle name is the anglo version of mine, when we first spoke we had quite the oh shit moment
Does anyone know for how long do catholic churches keep their records about baptisms and shit?
No. >>578039 is just a finnanon, nothing to do with OP's pic.
OP's pic was made to troll Swedes, Greeks and Italians. It has been fairly successful as you can see: >>576553
Pic related is another one which i circulated around /int/, which received many a butthurt.
We Finns are just memers
~1530, from my dad side. Mostly people from central-western France. I learned few weeks ago that I have protestants (huguenots) ancestors that converted back to catholicism later, weird shit.
That's basically 14 generations or something like that.
My pic was made for the specific purpose of annoying a turkish autist who made top x rankings and always included the ottomans as the best. He threatened to kill me and my family
Pic is one of his
>Ottomans in god rather than high
>Germany in god tier instead of decent
>Russia in decent instead of god
>France in high instead of god
>Greeks in high instead of decent
>Sweden in bad
>Dutch in bad
arbereshe descent? awesome. my grandfathers and great-grandfathers are all albanian malsors, peasants and rebells. albanians are very homogenous genetically so my anvestoes probably fought alongside skenderbeg aswell.
i am descended from the egyptian king WeWuz of the Barbosa dynasty. He built the pyramids
My great great great great great great great great great grandparents were slaves and i am now living in detroit.
Well on full paternal side im a swabian. My ancestors arrived into southwestern Hungary in the 18th century, they had their own tobacco farm here.
Family of grandmother on father side is mostly made of a big old hungarian peasant family, and there is a little most propably southslavic in it. That family is called Modrovic, we dont really know the exact origin.
Grandfather of my mother fled to Hungary in WW2 because of the partizan bombing of Yugoslavia. If I remember right, it was his grandmother who was a Jellacic. Famous croatian family
Maternal grandmother side is mostly peasant from southwestern hungary again, with a little swabian and also got a noblefamily there. Also one of my ancestor was being helped out, and got "raised" by a famous hungarian poet Berzsenyi Dániel.