I made this topic so we can discuss something which greatly interests me, our ancestry.
So where does your family originate? Any interesting ancestors? I'd love to hear your input.
My ancestry is quite varied. I'm Irish on my mum's side, I had ancestors who fought in the Independence War of the 1920s and going back a general who fought in the Crimean War.
My dad's side is a bit more varied. My dad was born in Turkey and his family has always centered around Turkey, but his ancestors are spread all over. As far as I know, I have Arab (Maybe Syrian), Turkish, Greek (Thessaloníki), Albanian and Central Asian (Maybe Kazakh) ancestry. My granddad was a kind of mafia figure, he ran several casinos and nightclubs in Izmir until they were shut down during a military coup and he turned to Islam. Another relative was killed by an Australian sniper while collecting water at the battle of Gallipoli during World War 1.
So what's your background?