Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Other Irish
For the McClintock/Pyne branches of the family: The McClintocks and Pynes came from Ireland, but how Irish are they now? For the benefit of those who are first cousins you only share half this lineage, so pick your half. Stan (and his brother and sister) is 1/2 Italian, 1/8 Irish, and the other 3/8 "old American" (which means the families have been here a while, and are probably predominantly of English descent. Betty (and sibs) is 3/4 Irish and 1/4 "old American". You first cousins will have to add one of these (your side of the family) to the mix from your other parent and divide by 2 to get your own mix. Their children are then 7/16 Irish, 1/4 Italian, and 5/16 "old American".