Crystal (crystalstarr) wrote in 2ndgeneration,


Do you speak your family's language?I'm trying to learn Italian. My father spoke it when he was a child. My great grandparents(his grandparents) came to America in 1906 from Italy. He and most of the family stopped speaking Italian when they passed away. So I only knew a few words growing up.Therefore I consider myself a third generation. Great grandparents the immigrants - my grandfather, their son ,first born in America 1st generation- my dad ,second generation- me third.
Did you often visit their home country?I am planning my first trip either this fall or next spring
Did you grow up among other immigrants from the same country or was your family background unusual? Well i grew up in a area in seattle known as the "garlic gultch" most of the people living there were Italian- but most were 1st generations not immigrants

What was your family's attitude to education?Most of them didn't even finish high school.

Has your family background influenced your choice of work?yes I'm pursing a degree in history.

If you were born abroad but immigrated at an early age are you first or second generation?I made my explanation above. The proof is in legal papers not in what you believe. After looking into dual citizenship, it was explained to me by the consulate.
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