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    I wanted to start a thread here where members can share about their ancestry. Ancestry can commonly be researched by studying surnames, family documents, and ancestry DNA results. I am a person of German, Polish, Irish, and Russian American ancestry. Some family surnames I have identified are the Meyer, Rozanski, Colfer, Kelly, Hesse, and Blake families.


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    One of my great-great grandfathers, who was named Vincent Rozanski, served in the US Army during World War 1 in France. One of my two grandfathers, who was named Walter Meyer, joined the US navy in 1946. My grandfather Walter was born in 1928 and joined the US Navy at age 18.


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    One of my great grandfathers was named William Colfer. An uncle told me that when William immigrated from Ireland to the US his surname was changed from Colfer to Colford. At some point my Colford, or Colfer, family changed their surname back to Colfer. My grandfather, William's son, was named John Colfer.
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    I had a question about English ancestry. Are people of English descent mostly an Anglo-Saxon, Norman-French, and Celtic-Briton people?
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