posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 02:46 AM
Originally posted by N. Tesla
so i just am curious that if this thread is mostly Americans living in America or if it is mostly immigrants who live in America or whatever the
outcome may be. well i guess ill start things off.
This is a little flawed as it seems that many Americans* all across the internet believe that they're immigrants because their ancestors came to
America 11 generations ago and somehow they still feel that homeland calling.
Whilst, genealogy is a big interest to me and I genuinely appreciate knowing family history this, to me, stretches the definition of 'immigrant'. If
you're born in a particular country, then you're not really an immigrant and if the immigration stretches beyond that of your grandparents that's
definitely not the case; even the 'grandfather laws' applicable to citizenship of some countries suggests this.
Also, I'm going to be particularly interested in how many Americans apparently have Irish or Scottish ancestory, but how few will admit to having
English ancestory. Or, for that matter, the 'Celtic' red-haired stepchild, the Welsh, who rarely make a blip of the Celtic-American radar.
i am Russian who moved here when i was young.
To me, that's actual
*I single them out as I safely think they're the largest demographic here and their input will dominate and skew any results.