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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Genealogue Challenge #95

Challenge #94 still needs attention, but here's a quick one sent in by Steve Danko. For this one, I want you to guess without looking up the answer question. You can wager some or all of your checking account balance.

I just watched today's (20 Nov 2007) broadcast of Jeopardy! and the Final Jeopardy category was "American Ancestry". Alex Trebec said that this was a new category for Jeopardy!

The answer was:
ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS BUREAU
AT 15.2% AND 10.8%
THEY ARE THE 2 LEADING
NATIONAL ANCESTRIES OF AMERICANS
Remember to phrase your response in the form of a question. (Cue the music.)

John

I feel smart and stupid at the same time. I had a guess, but second guessed myself, and decided to do a google search, and the initial guess turned out correct, and now I can't post the question, because I looked it up, even though I knew the answer without doing so. But let it be known, I knew. At least until I hesitated.

Chris

And what was your wager? Never mind, just send it to me through PayPal.

Leilani

Who are the Irish and the Germans?

Chris

You got it, Leilani. This PDF file gives the ancestry percentages for the 2000 census.

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