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Twitter Users Share Funny & Fascinating Tales From Their Ancestry

If you go back far enough in your genealogy, chances are there are a few interesting stories that are worthy of being shared with family members, friends - or even Twitter. Yesterday, we were hit with the motherlode of ancestral anecdotes on the Bird App, thanks to Jamie Schler. In a viral tweet, the writer asked her fellow Twitter users to share their odd and cool tidbits of genealogical lore. And boy did the people deliver. The tales span centuries, from the Revolutionary War all the way to the misguided war in Vietnam. While they vary in tone (sad, funny, haunting), the stories share a common thread: being cool as hell. We've put a few of our favorite of the Twitter tales in this gallery, but you can take in a lot more fascinating tweets in the thread.

Twitter thread from @lifesafeast featuring stories from the ancesty and history, genealogy of other twitter users
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14 Ancestry Memes That Poke Fun At Stereotypes

It seems like right now everyone's on that DNA-testing kick to find out exactly where their ancestors really came from. While the results can certainly be super interesting, there's always that one white guy who can't wait to tell absolutely everyone that he's .0003% African.

And finally, we know that stereotypes generally aren't cool, but we like to think of these memes more as making fun of people like that guy. You're still white, buddy.

Funny dank memes about taking an ancestry DNA test | man in tracksuit squatting on a railing Ancestry.com says 3% Russian life_of gopnik. alexandria ocasio-cortez Ancestry.com says 05% Italian
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