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I am 1/8 Polish on my mother's side - not Polish enough / Lithuania and Zmudz in Poland's ancestry


missmuffin
2 May 2007 #1
I am 1/8 Polish on my mother's side. Is that good enough?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
2 May 2007 #2
Better than nothing...
ola123
2 May 2007 #3
No, you are not allowed to post on here, sorry, just not Polish enough :-P

Im very Polish myself although Im almost certain that I have some Ukrainian blood as well, not sure about that though.
telefonitika
2 May 2007 #4
How can you be VERY polish then if in same sentence you say you THINK you may have Ukrainian blood in you as well kind of hypocritical of yourself there .. :S .. !
ola123
2 May 2007 #5
I'm very Polish but may have for example 5% Ukrainian blood. What is the problem here?
telefonitika
2 May 2007 #6
did i say there was a problem NO! i merely pointed out that you are contradicting yourself in your own sentences.

if you have any percentage whether it be 5% or what that doesn't make you 100% POLISH now does it sorry but the maths speak for itself 5% Ukrainian from 100% leaves 95% therefore you aren't VERY!
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554
2 May 2007 #7
I don't know T....To me 95% is VERY
ola123
2 May 2007 #9
Ok Im 95%-100% polish so Im not very polish................................ erm now that doesnt make sense at all
Puzzler 9 | 1,089
2 May 2007 #10
Ola, as long as your 5 % is not connected with those 'Ukrainians' who committed the unspeakable atrocities in the Eastern Borderlands in the 40s, then there's no problem.

Hm, and maybe you're more Ukrainian than the 5 %? Some of your postings don't seem to sound very Polish... they sound kind of savage.

:)

My family on my father's side were converts from Judaism in the 18th century. They were knighted by His Majesty King of Poland, and suffix 'ski' was added to their surname.

Mom's family - petty nobility from the Eastern Borderlands. Part of this family, including numerous babies, was savagely murdered by the Ukrainians during WWII.
Goonie 8 | 242
2 May 2007 #11
bein 100% is over rated... although i like being a pure bread :D
Jeska - | 11
3 May 2007 #12
Awww I'm jealous lol I'm 50% Norwegian 25% Finnish 25% Swede. hehe

*assumes the position*
Karima 3 | 50
3 May 2007 #13
new rules?? we caunt % :O , 75% is enough????
ukinpoland 5 | 338
3 May 2007 #15
Im 0 percent Polish but Im trying to get involved in more of the culture here. So missmuffin you are beating me
miranda
3 May 2007 #16
My family on my father's side were converts from Judaism in the 18th century. They were knighted by His Majesty King of Poland, and suffix 'ski' was added to their surname.

so not 100% Polish either but 50 % Jewish. You are such a fake. Your family was knighted - can you prove it???
Who do you identify with if you are only 50% Polish(or maybe Ukrainian - he, he). Are you sitting on a fence???

What a joke!!!!!!!!

I am 1/8 Polish on my mother's side. Is that good enough?

depends for whom/ Some people like numbers and % too much as if that proves anything.
We are who we are and there is no way to change it. I have always been OK with my roots, because I accept reality and I don't pretend to be somebody I am not.

Get a life people!!!!!!!!
witek 1 | 587
3 May 2007 #17
i would say i am 75% Polish

10% Silesian

10% Kashubian

5% Jewish

i would say i am 75% Polish

my family were wealthy landowners who were forced from Lithuania to settle in central Poland and the Ukraine in the 18th century.

the legend is that they lost everything in a card game.

there are only 6 degrees of separation, we all come from the same genetic code!
Puzzler 9 | 1,089
4 May 2007 #18
Miranda blurts out:
'so not 100% Polish either but 50 % Jewish. You are such a fake.'

- Why am I not 100 % Polish, according to you? Why would I be '50 % Jewish'? Explain.

re:' Your family was knighted - can you prove it???'

- I can if need be. We have some ancient papers, and also my ancestor is of a certain significance in Polish history.

re:
'Who do you indentify with if you are only 50% Polish(or maybe Ukrainian - he, he)'?

- Why would I be 'only 50 % Polish'? Explain. Why would I be Ukrainian, and what would be so funny about it? Elucidate, please.

Re:
'Are you sitting on a fence???' What has made you ask this question? Have I given any grounds? What grounds?

re:
'What a joke!!!!!!!!' What's so funny, and why?
:)
PS. By the way, to me a real Polish, English, etc. person is one who puts the good of his own country and people above the good of other countries and peoples. At present, the good of any European country and nation includes the good of Europe as a whole.

Do you put the good of Poland and Europe above the good of any other country and continent, miranda? ;)

PS. , to miranda. Forgot to ask: and why would I be 'a fake'? Please, explain.
:)
dannyboy 18 | 248
4 May 2007 #19
Oh no, I am about 0% Polish.

Does this mean I should be exterminated?

P.S In the 21st century, nationality is an utterly retarded concept, it was only applicable from the 16th to 20th centures.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544
5 May 2007 #20
P.S In the 21st century, nationality is an utterly retarded concept

Actually, because of globalization, people will start to look at it from a totally new perspective, and it will grow stronger with every year.
sparrow 2 | 243
5 May 2007 #21
That's absolutely true. Lots of people feel "eaten up" by the globalisation and decided to rediscover theirselves & their "roots" Just look at the rise in popularity of "nationalistic" parties in Europe in the last decade or so.
encouraging pu
6 May 2007 #22
exterminater May 6, 07, 11:13

exterminated only from this conversation.
poles only ;)

pole-girl? May 6, 07, 11:12 .

am I? aprox 40% polish, 15% Ukrainian, and the other 45% is a mix of French, English, Scottish and Irish.

ps. does anyone know if the surname Bojko is polish or Ukrainian?

By the way, to me a real Polish, English, etc. person is one who puts the good of his own country and people above the good of other countries and peoples. At present, the good of any European country and nation includes the good of Europe as a whole.

totally agree, but it's still neat to see how much "Polish blood" people have
ukgay
6 May 2007 #23
in an ideal world Poland would be closed to those of non Polish descent
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699
7 May 2007 #24
i would say i am 75% Polish

Witek, how do you find out info like this?

just curious, did u actually do your family history?
witek 1 | 587
7 May 2007 #25
my mother's side

1. mom's father. my grandfather's family were Silesian and moved from Silesia into Central Poland after the 3rd Silesian Uprising of 1921 . my great-grandfather and other family members took part in the 3rd Silesian uprising. Then they built an Iron Works Mill in Opoczno before WWII. However only my grandfather survived WWII , the rest of the family was shot by the Gestapo.

2. on her mother's side the family is Polish and comes from landowners and villagers around the Opoczno area.

my dad's side
1. his father's (my grandfather) family was Polish or Polonized landowners settling in Poland (Opoczno area) and the Kiev area of Ukraine after they were expelled from Lithuania in the 18th-19th Century.

2. His mother's side comes from Tczew area and are mostly Kashubian.

3. I also believe someone in my Dad's family was Jewish. (Great Grandmother?)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699
7 May 2007 #26
the rest of the family was shot by the Gestapo.

Thats awful.
Sorry Witek.

and are mostly Kashubian.

does it matter what town, which area that certain tribes would settle?
did they stay in same area ( general area)?
Caliguy
31 May 2007 #27
missmuffin even if you were 5% Polish,what matters most of all is the Connection and Love you feel for Polish People,Language,Culture and the Country :-)
Jaszczolt 1 | 35
1 Jun 2007 #28
I'm 50% Polish and 49,9% Germanic.

On my mother's side they're from Podlasie and Wolyn, the whole of my maternal grandfather's side consists of lesser nobility, and also some on my mat. grandmother's.

On my father's side I'm primarily Danish, but mixed with German and South Swedish blood.
The last part is because I'm descending from some European royal houses and higher nobility, but that's very far back in time, during the Middle Ages.

My maternal grandmother's family suffered all from the cruelty of the damn UPA in Wolyn. Some were bestially murdered, but my grandmother's parents and all of their children managed to get away, even though it was close sometimes.

I know at least about one story, that my greatgrandfather and his children ran and hided in the nearby woods, when the UPA came savaging their village.

But my greatgrandmother was struck by a condition of shock, so she just stood there in the kitchen and couldn't move.
Luckily the Ukrainians just passed and avoided going into my family's home, but it was damn close..

Ukrainians should stay out of my sight and I've very little, if anything, good to say about Ruthenians..

And yes, I have been doing genealogy for several years, so I am pretty much sure about the information I mentioned in the beginning.
Gigel - | 23
9 Jun 2007 #29
I`m also a little Saxon/Slovak I couldn`t really say... Also about 1/4, 1/8. :-))
ConstantineK 26 | 1,259
13 Jun 2007 #30
Ha so I am Polish too, i bet i have some portions of polish blood because of Polish invasion...


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