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So far, I know this: I am American. ;) As in.. 'came over on the boat way before America was ever America-American'. The tree traces back to lots of places.. France, England, Scotland, Germany, etc.
But eventually ends up in Missouri where a few ancestors fought on opposing sides of the Civil War. I can't imagine what it would be like to have the men in your family fighting each other.
A couple of ancestors even fought in the American Revolution. I wonder how these ladies dealt with all of the hardships that came their way while at home during that time.
Family history is so interesting, glad you are digging it up! I have a transcript of a verbal history from an older relative remembering his mother's stories of crossing the prairies with her children alone, while her husband was fighting during the civil war. They women suffered such hardships! Keep digging.
I love family history too. I'm Australian as you are American, from similar countries too. Mostly England and Scotland and Germany. My Aunty is an avid genealogist and has put on ancestry as far back as she can trace one branch of the family. They all look so serious in old photos don't they? I once heard it was because the picture taking process took a long time, eg half an hour. I think it's really because their lives were so blooming hard!