with the help of my friend, deanna, and the awesomeness that is ancestry.com, i found out that i am related to a revolutionary war vetern. christian whiteman is my fifth great grandfather, which makes me eligible to join deanna in the daughter's of the american revolution. equally cool and nerdy, right?
there is still a lot of research to do and documents to procure to prove lineage, but i'm pretty pleased with what we found out so far. also, it's always nice to confirm at least part of your background when you're an american mutt like me. on my dad's side, it seems to be a pretty good mix of irish, scottish and german. my mom's side is heavily german, with a little bit of english in the mix.
have you researched your ancestry? what's your background like?