Friday, March 23, 2012

German Ancestry

{NSGS News Editor: Below are excerpts from an article that was recently posted on GeneaNet Newsletter < http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/ > By Jean-Yves BAXTER. Accessed 20 March 2012.
The article was first published in the Tampa Bay Times. Links and citations are provided to allow access to the complete article.}

http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/german-ancestry-in-us-ranks-close-to-hispanic-numbers/1219420

German Ancestry in U.S. Ranks Close to Hispanic Numbers

The United States, first populated by Native Americans, rediscovered by Europeans and colonized under the flags of the Spanish, English and French, is now filled with Germans.

More than half of the nation's 3,143 counties contain a plurality of people who describe themselves as German-American, according to a Bloomberg compilation of data from the Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey.

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