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Trying to figure out my English heritage?

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Answer #1 | 18/12 2013 21:44
You are second generation Canadian. Your father was first, you are second. How much blood you have is a bit of a touchy subject. Blood doesn't distinguish between Canadian and British blood. Without knowing about your other parents/grandparents, it's difficult to actually answer this because you are the sum of your grandparents on both sides of your parents' family.
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 04:22
You have no 'English' blood in you you have your own blood as we all do, you have British ancestry and you are second generation Canadian........... How genealogy works is you research your ancestry and find and prove them via written records and that starts with you and your own records which are at home and in the homes of your living relations.this shows you how to do that http://familytimeline.webs.com/recordsinyourownhome.htm and as it is a UK/Irish based website the links page will help you further once you get back and are looking for information as well as Canadian resources too................
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 04:30
The convention most people use is that you are 1/2 of each parent, 1/4 of each grandparent, 1/8 of each great grandparent, and so on. Canada is made up of immigrants, just like the USA, except Canada has more French and English and less Germans. So, to find your heritage you have to trace your ancestry. No one but the Indians are Canadians in heritage. You add the common ones, so if two of your grandparents were French Canadian, you'd be 1/4 + 1/4 = 1/2 FC, which is probably as close as you are going to get without hours and hours of research. You are 1/4 English from that grandfather. You are probably more than that 1/4, from your other grandparents, whose English ancestors are, probably, further back. Canadians with English heritage tend to be Protestant, those with French tend to be Catholic, and they tend to marry within their own religion. That isn't a law, just an observation, and, since you didn't tell us the heritage of your other 3 grandparents, it is just a guess.
Answer #4 | 19/12 2013 06:36
1. You are Canadian, second generation actually. 2. You do not have "English blood" all human blood is pretty much the same. You are of ENGLISH ANCESTRY. 3. Since you didn't provide the ancestry of your other 3 Grandparents it is impossible to determine "how much" English you are. But IF that Grandfather was fully English, meaning that his ancestors didn't come from some other country in Europe. you have 1/4 English Ancestry from him. 4. Your ancestry is 1/2 that of your parents.
Answer #5 | 19/12 2013 09:32
You would be considered to have 1/4 English blood then. Simple as that. That is if your grand-father was ACTUALLY of English blood.
Answer #6 | 19/12 2013 07:10
There is a genelogy section on the net.Ancestors.com

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