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Can you GuessMyHeritage?


This is another one of those "guessmy.." communities. In this version members guess your heritage. Meaning where your family originally came from by the way you look.

RULES:

1. No racism, sexism, or any other form of prejudice. We accept every race and walk of life.
2. Be nice. No name calling, bashing, or excessive arguing.
3. Do not repost the pictures found on [other's] applications without their consent.
4. Promotion for related communities is allowed as long as it is not an accept/reject community. Limit the promotion to one per community, please.
5. Friends Lock entries, please.
6. You may tell people if their guess are correct, but make sure you screen the comment. You do not have to tell people yes or no right then though, as you need to make a second post a few days later telling us your real heritage.
7. You are not a heritage teacher. This means do not give us a lesson on conquest and mixing of heritage and that whole story because we all know about it, but you may say something like "I am Filipino so I think that implies Spanish." Something like "Irish isn't really a heritage because of conquering and rape..." is not acceptable. This saves pointless fights.

HINTS:

1. American/Canadian/Australian are not "races" as they tend to be places with people of mixed origin. Although, there can be natives of all of those and of the three Australian is probably the closet to being one.
2. Majority of people have heritage from multiple countries, guess more than one.
3. Here, Indian means from India, not those people displaced by conquerors. This saves us major confusion.
4. Please, try to guess countries rather than "Asian" or "European." If you are really unsure you can guess something like "Southeast Asian" or "Eastern European." For example: Kristin Kreuk is Dutch and Chinese, rather than guessing Asian and European, guess East Asia and Western European.
5. When posting try to avoid wearing "ethnic" clothing, that makes it too easy.
6. Many Americans have Irish heritage. Many are also German and Polish.
7. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the largest immigrant groups to the U.S. were (starting with the largest) Mexican, Filipino, Indian, Chinese, and Vietnamese. In 1970, the largest groups were Italian, German, Mexican, Polish, and English. In 1900, the largest were German, Irish, English, Swedish, and Italian. In 1870, the largest were Irish, English, German, Scottish, and French. (In 1870, 1900, and 1970 there were significantly large amounts of Canadian immigrants)
8. A lot of people with Native American heritage will have high cheekbones.
9. When we get right down to it most people from the Carribbean, Central America, and South America tend to be a mixture of white (Dutch, English, or French, usally.), black, Native American, and hispanic. There are also those who are mixed with Asian and Middle Eastern.
10. Try making your pictures from a variety of angles with different facial expressions in different lighting. Having an outdoor picture would be a good idea just for "natural lighting" reasons. However, you can just post whatever pictures you like.


APPLICATION:


REVEAL POST:


BANNERS:
After people have taken a shot at your heritage and you post your reveal, you can take a banner from here.


F.A.Q.
When should I post my "reveal"?
Try to do no less than a day later and no more than a week.
Can I post pictures of my friends who also want guessed?
Yes, you may post as many of them as you wish
Can I repost?
Yes, but wait a couple weeks to do so
May I leave out my name, if I feel it gives too much away?
Yes, although, I think most people ignore names, but if you feel the need.
What exactly is Jewish?
Beyond the fact it is a religion, it was considered a race by Hilter and is considered a race by other people, too. Basically, it is just the Israelites (ancient Israelies // lived in the Middle East, just to make things clear) intermixed with people of different nationalities. That's why it is like a Russian Jew, Hungarian Jew, etc. There was a whole culture (language: Yiddish) to go along with it at one point, but Hilter nearly wiped it out. After WWII, the concentration camps were gone many of the Jews in camps and also those who escaped into other countries went to the newly Ally-formed Israel.
Is Australian an ethnicity?
No, just think of it like America but a little closer to having its own ethnic group. There are Indigenous Australians just like there are Native Americans.
I got this message that said something about max posts in queue, say what?
Since we monitor posting, it just means that you already have a post awaiting moderation and can not make another one until that one has been accepted (or declined, for that matter).
Is there really any difference between Asians from different nations?
Yes, it's hard to describe so this entry will show you.
Okay, so I don't know my heritage or I only know a part, can I still post?
Yes, of course you can, just make mention of that in one of your posts [reveal or original].

MODERATION:

Currently, anyone can join, no need to be accepted. It will continue to stay this way as long as we do not have problems. Posting is moderated and only allowed to members. That means if you want to post, join. Annoymous commenting is disabled, this saves people from getting annoymous, rude comments if they forget to friends lock. As for who maintains this community that would be n0tes (Emilie) and benjil0ve (Munira) with moderating help of buenafortuna (Alexandra), lenchik, and _mrowr. If you have any questions, concerns, or problems please leave us a comment here rather than on our personal journals.


PROMOTION:





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AFFILIATES:

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MEMBERINVITECONTEST:
ENDED

buenafortuna :: Winner
secret_savior :: 1st Runner Up
mayhemwench :: 1st Runner Up

GUESSUSCONTEST:

In this contest members are guessing the heritage of ten different girls. Who ever guesses the most correct wins. The prize is to be a moderator.Enter Here. The winner(s) get to be a moderator.
SORRY!! This contest as also ended!


POSSIBILITIES:
there are many countries of origin out there, so obviously they won't all be listed but here are a few to help you along

Western European
Austrian
Belgian
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
Icelandic
Irish
Italian
Luxembourgish
Monegasques
Norwegian
Portuguese
Scottish
Spanish
Swedish
Swiss
Welsh

Eastern European
Czech
Estonian
Greek
Hungarian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Polish
Romanian
Russian
Slovakian
Ukranian

Middle Eastern
Afgani
Egyptian
Ethopian
Irani
Iraqi
Israeli
Kuwaiti
Lebanese
Palistian
Persian
Saudi
Sudanese
Syrian
Turkish

Eastern Asian
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Mongolian
Vietnamese
Yao

South Asian
Bengali
Bhutanese
Indian
Pakistani
Sri Lankan
Tibetan

Southeast Asian
Burmese
Cambodian
Filipino
Hmong
Indonesian
Lao
Malaysian // Malay
Padaung
Thai
Vietnamese

Caribbean
Anguillian
Antiguan
Aruban
Bajan
Caymanian
Cuban
Dominican
Haitian
Jamaican
Puerto Rican
Trinidadian

Latin American
Belizean
Bolivian
Brazilian
Chileno
Colombian
Costa Rican
Niragian
Peruvian
Venezuelan

East African
Kenyan
Rwandan
Somalian
Ugandan

Central African
Angolan
Cameroonian

West African
Ivorian
Liberian
Libyan
Malian
Moroccan
Nigerian

Polynesian
Hawaiian
Melanesian
Polynesian
Samoan
Tongan
Tuvaluan

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