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Where are our researchers from?

Post 181

Irishsaint

Hatteras Island, North Carolina, USA
AKA The Hurricane Magnet
Originally from Oregon, lived in California, Alaska, Virginia, Washington


Where are our researchers from?

Post 182

Irishsaint

Hi Peta, I guess I need to spend more time here if I'm going to realize when people are talking to me.
The water has receded, the cleanups are near complete, still working on rebuilding our offices at work, stilll working out of our garrage. The hiway is rebuilt and traffic is back to normal, and life? life is back to as normal as it ever gets around here.


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Post 183

The Great Luna

Add another one to Ohio. Hello! Guess you don't have to look 'round for anymore, huh "luna"? LOL. NEway, I too am from Richwood, Ohio. Infact I'm grndcntrl's son.


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Post 184

TechnicolorYawn (Patron Saint of the Morally Moribund)

Mostly about 4 miles from the centre of Manchester, and the rest of the year stuck in the arse end of nowhere in a little village with nothing there, in Lincolnshire.


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Post 185

kats-eyes (psychically confirmed caffeine addict)

Count another one from germany. in fact the name of the town I'm currently living in is one of the rare names that can be translated in nearly every language and still make sense smiley - winkeye
wouold be something like Gainsburgh or Reachmond in english, Adquirirad in spanish, and the french eludes me right now - but I didn't see any frenchies around, so that doesn't matter.
My descendany is somewhat murky (oh continental europe...), somewhat russian, a bit italian, a bit chechoslovacian, some bits of sinti, a big part german...

ps: and I liked roo - but it was grilled. Ate it not far from Stirling, if I remember rightly smiley - winkeye


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Post 186

Technoyokel (muse of poetry)

The place in Wales with the long name is known as Llanfair PG locally. Its something like Llanfairpwllgwyngwyll-something or other siliogogogoch (from memory- and I don't even read or type Welsh). The proper spelling is on a forum to do with long words- err...not very specific I'm afraid!

I live in Rachub though if you really want to change an unspecified Walessmiley - smiley


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Post 187

Ossario T'an

City = Dunedin
Province = Otago
Country = New Zealand

Ciao meaow smiley - smiley


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Post 188

Semadam

Born in Budapest, Hungary (Central Eastern Europe, to be polite).
Living in Breda, The Netherlands.


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Post 189

RdBrians

I think it's called:

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

It means something like "St. Mary's (Church) by the white aspen over the whirlpool, and St. Tysilio's (Church) by the red cave"

And, no, I'm no Welsh - just under-employed at the moment!

Oh, and I am from a small village in Oxfordshire, England called Great Haseley - only about 500 people so I don't suppose any other researchers have ever heard of it.


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Post 190

vodka and coke

I'm from Newbury, England. I have family from all over the British Isles though, parents from Dorset, grand parents from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Somerset. My little brother was actualy born in Canada (Montreal) and I've always wanted to go back there.


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Post 191

Manic Depressive

Hi this here manic depressive is from Cirencester England. Although I do actually have ancestors from, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, France and scotland. Exciting or what. Now if you'll excuse me I have to go and put my head in a bowl of water with an electic plug dangling in it.


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Post 192

tenthumbs

Sounds like a spidery kind of place...


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Post 193

adeve

I was born in Södertälje, Sweden (most people consider that to be a suburb of Stockholm), have lived most of my life in Vaasa, Finland and moved back to Sweden 4 years ago. Now I live in Solna, that also considered as a Stockholm suburb. I see myself as Finnish, since that's what my parents are/were, and Finnish is also my mother tongue.

What else?
Ikea is definitely Swedish
We don't have polar bears (in Sweden nor in Finland) outside the Zoo
No, Finland is NOT a part of Scandinavia (I've seen that thread somewhere), but a part of the Fenno-Scandia (sp?) which includes Finland AND Scandinavia... smiley - winkeye
Reindeer and elk are delicious when prepared well, as in thin sliced, fried and served with fresh lingonberries -I'm getting hungry in here...

adeve


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Post 194

Anonymouse

So am I! Pass it around. smiley - winkeye


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Post 195

adeve

*passes a huge plate with fried elk, lingonberries and mashed potatoes*

Share and enjoy!


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Post 196

Mike A (snowblind)

You know what? This would make a neat guide entry. An entry that is one list of where our researchers come from. 'twould be easier to see as well.


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Post 197

Anonymouse

I think ffmike's summaries would be better for a page.


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Post 198

SilverSolstice

I know where Norway is - some of my great (or great-great, I forget which) grandparents are from there. Also Sweden, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, & probably England. And my home is in Montgomery, Alabama, God knows why, and I go to boarding school (a rarity in the South U.S.) in Mobile, Alabama, also God knows why. I say this b/c all the Norwegian, etc. stock live way up there in North Dakota, where your lungs can freeze. Here we get snow about every 10 years.


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Post 199

JokerFord2001(the times they are a changin')

well ffmike add another to the Ohio list


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Post 200

Rickshaw Splat

Hampshire, England.


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