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Does anyone else like complicated genealogy stuff?

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by BrokenBoy, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. BrokenBoy

    BrokenBoy 戯言使い(Nonsense User)

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    One thing I love is going onto the wiki page of a fictional character and seeing 6+ things in the "relatives" section in the infobox.

    I love complicated genealogy stuff. It's one of my favorite tropes. I think part of the reason is because how relatable it is. My family is very big.

    Does anyone else have a fascination with family trees and whatnot?
     
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    Markness Young God

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    I have a great aunt who is a genealogist and she traced my mother’s family tree back to England. My mother’s family name is Drake but we aren’t related to Sir Francis Drake. My maternal grandfather was a quarter Cherokee and his father owned Cherokee land in Oklahoma before it became a state. Besides my high cheek bones, darkish hair, and long nose, the Cherokee in me is watered down.

    My grandfather was also Buddy Holly’s first cousin. I am his third cousin as of removed.

    I have two cousins who are half-Hispanic, one who is half African American, and two who are a quarter African American. My half-Hispanic cousins have no children and my cousins with African American heritages’ children look hardly like their parents since they married White partners.
     
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  3. BrokenBoy

    BrokenBoy 戯言使い(Nonsense User)

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    I'm 75% Mexican and 25% percent white. My mom is Mexican while my dad is mixed with my paternal grandfather was Mexican and his wife was white. My half sister's father was black.

    Rock musician Glenn Cornick was my great uncle. I met him once when I was 3.
     
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    Markness Young God

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    My aunt who is the mother of my cousins who are half-Hispanic has a father who had a secret family he created with a White woman behind my aunt’s mother’s back. My aunt’s older brother hates him to this day, though I don’t know if that man is still alive or not, and considered my grandfather to be his father instead. My grandfather also loved Hispanic women and married one after my grandmother divorced him.

    First time hearing of Glenn Cornick. Looks like he was performing after my cousin’s time. I’ve had people think I am lying when I tell them I am related to Buddy Holly despite how my grandmother, eldest uncle, and mother have memories of him.
     
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    Owliet Active Member

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    A few years ago, My maternal grandfather’s elder brother traced back our family tree to discover that somewhere we still have Russian relatives. He was inspired by my own child attempt at researching the family after learning of my interest in it. This is from the fact that his mother, my great grandmother, was Russian aristocracy who fled during the revolution. I’ve never met the Russian relations but it’s still pretty cool to discover that there’s pockets of our family still in their native country.
     
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