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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 09:18 AM
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20. My grandfather came here from Italy in the 20's.
My great-grandparents were all immigrants from Italy and Poland.
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  -Nation of immigrants: who was yours? ginnyinWI  Jun-15-07 08:55 AM   #0 
  - My mothers parents both immigrated from Czechoslovakia  Richardo   Jun-15-07 08:57 AM   #1 
  - Interesting; what year?  ginnyinWI   Jun-15-07 09:00 AM   #3 
     - Had to have been the late 1910s or early 1920s  Richardo   Jun-15-07 09:07 AM   #10 
  - None of the above  hobbit709   Jun-15-07 09:00 AM   #2 
  - thanks--I added a catagory for special cases. n/t  ginnyinWI   Jun-15-07 09:01 AM   #6 
  - one of my great-grandfathers came over from Norway  nickinSTL   Jun-15-07 09:00 AM   #4 
  - one of my great-great grandparents were German farmers.  ginnyinWI   Jun-15-07 09:06 AM   # 
     - I had a number of German ancestors too  nickinSTL   Jun-15-07 12:27 PM   #89 
  - Parents came from India.  Starbucks Anarchist   Jun-15-07 09:00 AM   #5 
  - The latest arrivals that I know of in my family was my great-great-great  1monster   Jun-15-07 09:05 AM   #7 
  - my husband, too  ginnyinWI   Jun-15-07 09:10 AM   #13 
  - Middletown, CT... my husband's ancestors and yours were practically  1monster   Jun-15-07 10:46 PM   #133 
  - Pretty much the same here . . .  enlightenment   Jun-15-07 09:15 AM   #18 
  - Great-grandfather from Austria (Jewish but "became" Irish w/ forced name change at Ellis Island)  displacedtexan   Jun-15-07 09:06 AM   #8 
  - Related to the Kerrys, are you? LOL  Hekate   Jun-15-07 09:13 PM   #123 
  - Companies will always find room for slave labour.  spoony   Jun-15-07 09:07 AM   #9 
  - And what does that statement have to do with the OP?  Bridget Burke   Jun-15-07 09:18 AM   #19 
  - Um, if you read the OP it talks about "enough jobs"  Veganistan   Jun-15-07 09:50 AM   #45 
     - Not sure that a living wage for everyone would accomplish that.  pampango   Jun-15-07 10:36 AM   #70 
     - Right on! Time to tell these employers they  spoony   Jun-15-07 11:48 AM   #87 
  - That's why we need to relax legal immigration limits -  NCevilDUer   Jun-15-07 10:21 AM   #62 
     - "immigration" is about importing citizens and new members of our nation  TahitiNut   Jun-15-07 11:14 AM   #82 
     - I always believed that  trashcanistanista   Jun-15-07 08:08 PM   #117 
  - All my grandparetns and my father  eleny   Jun-15-07 09:08 AM   #11 
  - I'm not sure what to answer  sleebarker   Jun-15-07 09:10 AM   #12 
  - We're probably kin way back  DKRC   Jun-15-07 10:53 AM   #75 
  - I can claim Yorktown in the 1600's as an entry  waiting for hope   Jun-15-07 09:11 AM   #14 
  - I have one family in my tree...  Chemical Bill   Jun-15-07 09:41 AM   #38 
     - I'm adopted.....  waiting for hope   Jun-15-07 10:03 AM   #54 
  - Well...to tell a family secret, my grandmother was dutch...  tjwash   Jun-15-07 09:12 AM   #15 
  - LOL  sarge43   Jun-15-07 09:22 AM   #22 
  - One side was here before the Revolution; the other was here at least prior  deutsey   Jun-15-07 09:12 AM   #16 
  - my folks ran from stalin and hitler in their early teens  antifaschits   Jun-15-07 09:13 AM   #17 
  - My grandfather came here from Italy in the 20's.  wienerdoggie   Jun-15-07 09:18 AM   #20 
  - My family is a mixed bunch of Brits and German  sarge43   Jun-15-07 09:21 AM   #21 
  - Both my paternal grandparents were first generation U.S.-born children of Norwegian immigrants.  scarletwoman   Jun-15-07 09:24 AM   #23 
  - Some Native American, others here before the Civil War  Rob H.   Jun-15-07 09:24 AM   #24 
  - My father's parents came from East Galway.  Bridget Burke   Jun-15-07 09:24 AM   #25 
  - Grandmother and mother came to steal jobs in 1919.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-15-07 09:28 AM   #26 
  - "Immigrant" sounds so voluntary  Sonicmedusa   Jun-15-07 09:29 AM   #27 
  - I've always thought of that as a separate category. nt  Hekate   Jun-15-07 09:14 PM   #124 
  - Great Grandparents on one side came over as children...  Viva_La_Revolution   Jun-15-07 09:30 AM   #28 
  - I was not born here.  Nimrod2005   Jun-15-07 09:31 AM   #29 
  - Maternal grandparents from Ireland (Cork and Dublin) via Halifax, NS.  pinto   Jun-15-07 09:34 AM   #30 
  - Great Grandfather Richards was from Wales.  Chemical Bill   Jun-15-07 09:34 AM   #31 
  - Hey my mother's side goes back to  mitchtv   Jun-15-07 03:59 PM   #104 
     - I often drive down Olney St.  Chemical Bill   Jun-15-07 06:03 PM   #114 
  - We Irish were greeted much the same way Mexican economic refugees are now.  blondeatlast   Jun-15-07 09:35 AM   #32 
  - Yep, and the nativists of that time would have loved it if they could have  treestar   Jun-15-07 04:11 PM   #106 
  - "The Irish will never assimilate." "No Irish need apply." "They are a separate race." Amazing...  Hekate   Jun-15-07 09:19 PM   #126 
  - It's mixed  catmandu57   Jun-15-07 09:35 AM   #33 
  - And your point is?  thethinker   Jun-15-07 09:37 AM   #34 
  - I'm not troubled by 12 million illegal immigrants.  Chemical Bill   Jun-15-07 09:51 AM   #46 
  - I am troubled by both  thethinker   Jun-15-07 10:09 AM   #58 
  - Years ago  H2O Man   Jun-15-07 10:09 AM   #57 
  - But of those 12 million, the majority have been here more than 10 years.  Bucky   Jun-15-07 12:58 PM   #91 
  - mggparents came from southern france  shanti   Jun-15-07 09:39 AM   #35 
  - My grandparents immigrated here in 1911 from Belgium. Coal miner  B Calm   Jun-15-07 09:40 AM   #36 
  - Potato famine Irish plus Crow Indian  panader0   Jun-15-07 09:40 AM   #37 
  - Mother's side, Mayflower... Dad's, Wampanoag . .(Pokanoket)  annabanana   Jun-15-07 09:41 AM   #39 
  - My grandparents on father's side  FlaGranny   Jun-15-07 09:43 AM   #40 
  - Most of my great great great grandparents  Bitwit1234   Jun-15-07 09:45 AM   #41 
  - Irish.  Philosoraptor   Jun-15-07 09:46 AM   #42 
  - 1780 (France) and already here (Native American)  mitchum   Jun-15-07 09:46 AM   #43 
  - One of my ancestors encountered Lewis & Clark on their expedition. Supposedly, he was sitting  shain from kane   Jun-15-07 09:49 AM   #44 
  - Is this for real?  janetle   Jun-15-07 10:18 AM   #61 
  - Two answers  Marrah_G   Jun-15-07 09:51 AM   #47 
  - family arrived in South Carolina from Scotland as part of a penal colony.  cobalt1999   Jun-15-07 09:52 AM   #48 
  - Both sets of grandparents immigrated...Ireland and Italy  Catchawave   Jun-15-07 09:53 AM   #49 
  - Immigrant parents here.  cloudbase   Jun-15-07 09:56 AM   #50 
  - "we need to relax immigration laws and allow a lot more in"??  TahitiNut   Jun-15-07 09:58 AM   #51 
  - Grandparents  Marie26   Jun-15-07 10:00 AM   #52 
  - on my fathers side England, on mothers side it was West Germany  madokie   Jun-15-07 10:00 AM   #53 
  - Great Grandparents  Annces   Jun-15-07 10:08 AM   #55 
  - Born and raised in Puerto Rico, which is politically part of the US but  Katzenkavalier   Jun-15-07 10:09 AM   #56 
  - last immigrant ancestor I know of was mid 1800's  frogcycle   Jun-15-07 10:12 AM   #59 
  - My faternal great grandfather immigrated here legally just after 1900.  newportdadde   Jun-15-07 10:16 AM   #60 
  - been here at least 5 generations both sides of family  Kali   Jun-15-07 10:23 AM   #63 
  - Family goes back to French and Indian War.  hootinholler   Jun-15-07 10:25 AM   #64 
  - My grandfather was ILLEGAL  janetle   Jun-15-07 10:26 AM   #65 
  - My father's grandparents were "rich" Irish  tmlanders   Jun-15-07 10:28 AM   #66 
  - My grandparents were part of the big wave that came through Ellis Island  NoPasaran   Jun-15-07 10:28 AM   #67 
  - All my great grandparents immigrated  ceile   Jun-15-07 10:29 AM   #68 
  - Grandparents immigrated in the 20s  LSK   Jun-15-07 10:30 AM   #69 
  - How come there's no option for pre-great-great-grandparent?  Tyrone Slothrop   Jun-15-07 10:37 AM   #71 
  - 'Us' and 'Them': why not ask if our ancestors immigrated illegally?  aikoaiko   Jun-15-07 10:41 AM   #72 
  - Several posters on this thread are against immigration, period.  Bridget Burke   Jun-15-07 04:15 PM   #108 
     - Frankly, its difficult for me to tell in some of the posts if they are including illegal immigrants  aikoaiko   Jun-15-07 04:49 PM   #112 
  - Central East European Mongrel & some dubious characters  DFW   Jun-15-07 10:49 AM   #73 
  - My mom's parents came from Hungary  DemReadingDU   Jun-15-07 10:52 AM   #74 
  - Why does only the most recent one count?  hfojvt   Jun-15-07 10:57 AM   #76 
  - Well, because the point I wanted to make is  ginnyinWI   Jun-15-07 12:21 PM   #88 
     - yet in 1860 our population was only 31 million  hfojvt   Jun-15-07 12:53 PM   #90 
        - I doubt that there is any evidence that would satisfy you.  pampango   Jun-15-07 01:17 PM   #97 
        - Food writer & Liberal Calvin Trilling cooks spaghetti ala carbonara on Thanksgiving...  Bridget Burke   Jun-15-07 04:06 PM   #105 
        - .  Chemical Bill   Jun-15-07 01:36 PM   #102 
        - that's kinda hard to believe  hfojvt   Jun-15-07 03:05 PM   #103 
        - I'm sure that several generations of your family used identical arguments...  Bridget Burke   Jun-15-07 04:13 PM   #107 
  - Around for a while  bikebloke   Jun-15-07 10:58 AM   #77 
  - That is not the point  BoneDaddy   Jun-15-07 11:01 AM   #78 
  - We do indeed live in different times. The tradition of resistance to  pampango   Jun-15-07 11:22 AM   #84 
     - There are more than enough Americans as it is. The world would be worse off...  piedmont   Jun-15-07 08:26 PM   #120 
  - My maternal grandparents were immigrants or at least children of immigrants  semillama   Jun-15-07 11:04 AM   #79 
  - 2 great great grandparents immigrated to here before the civil war. I also have a great grandparent  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jun-15-07 11:06 AM   #80 
  - Other.  Cleita   Jun-15-07 11:10 AM   #81 
  - My Sister Followed A Branch Of The Family Way Back - England For Us  ThomWV   Jun-15-07 11:14 AM   #83 
  - 1600s for one part of my family  nini   Jun-15-07 11:24 AM   #85 
  - Three of my grandparents were immigrants.  No Surrender   Jun-15-07 11:25 AM   #86 
  - Two great-grandparents immigrated  slackmaster   Jun-15-07 01:00 PM   #92 
  - I'd have to go back further than my great-great grandparents.  Clark2008   Jun-15-07 01:03 PM   #93 
  - The historical conditions aren't the same.  LostInAnomie   Jun-15-07 01:13 PM   #94 
  - I'm not sure immigration is that great an idea (risking near certain annihilation...  chaska   Jun-15-07 01:14 PM   #95 
  - I am not sure that you are doing much deviating from the party line  pampango   Jun-15-07 01:26 PM   #101 
  - Great-grandparents came to the US through Canada.  Alexander   Jun-15-07 01:17 PM   #96 
  - One of my grandfather's was born in the Netherlands and moved here as a child  yardwork   Jun-15-07 01:20 PM   #98 
  - original people (tsa la gi) and a mixture of  Solly Mack   Jun-15-07 01:21 PM   #99 
  - I dunno. My grandparents were all in South Carolina, so...  Orsino   Jun-15-07 01:25 PM   #100 
  - One grandmother, one step-grandparent, and all great-grandparents.  Sapphocrat   Jun-15-07 04:31 PM   #109 
  - My grandparents on my mother's side are Holocaust survivors from Poland.  ellisonz   Jun-15-07 04:37 PM   #110 
  - I'm 1/8 Native American  proud patriot   Jun-15-07 04:40 PM   #111 
  - Two grandparents from Scotland,  Blue-Jay   Jun-15-07 04:56 PM   #113 
  - born in USSR, immigrated to US in 1996  SergeyDovlatov   Jun-15-07 06:15 PM   #115 
  - Mom came here from Brazil in 1967 as a college student.  Withywindle   Jun-15-07 08:05 PM   #116 
  - My great-grandparents where those WOPs from Italy 1892 & 1906  devilgrrl   Jun-15-07 08:18 PM   #118 
  - Earliest came just after the Mayflower. The latest came over around 1720. And...  piedmont   Jun-15-07 08:19 PM   #119 
  - mine were on the Good Ship Fortune -  frogcycle   Jun-15-07 09:09 PM   #122 
  - Both sides of my family came over 1695-1715..  oldhippie   Jun-15-07 08:36 PM   #121 
  - Both sides are pre-USA  VTMechEngr   Jun-15-07 09:16 PM   #125 
  - Dad's side peeps caught the boat over from Scotland  libnnc   Jun-15-07 09:23 PM   #127 
  - I guess "test tube baby"  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Jun-15-07 09:42 PM   #128 
  - Nice thoughtful post.  madfloridian   Jun-15-07 09:53 PM   #129 
  - My first known relative came to Virginia in the1600s  RestoreGore   Jun-15-07 10:01 PM   #130 
  - The earliest came from England about 1620; the latest from Ireland & Alsace in the 1800s  Hekate   Jun-15-07 10:30 PM   #131 
  - A good website: Dreams Across America  madfloridian   Jun-15-07 10:41 PM   #132 
 

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