England has been gripped with football fever this month, as expectations were surpassed and the national team reached their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years. 
Sadly the team did not make the final, but they have certainly restored a bit of national pride. I have spoken to a lot of people recently who don’t even like football, but they have succumbing to the party atmosphere that has surrounded England’s success. 
Normally in an international football competition I find myself particularly grateful for my multi-national ancestry.  
This is because England (at least in recent history) generally get knocked out at a much earlier stage, so I then turn to Holland (my grandmother’s country) or Belgium (my great grandmother’s country) for a team to support in the later stages! 
You can usually count on Germany to also do well (this year's World Cup being a notable exception!), so I’m very grateful for my 6x great grandfather Johann Heinrich Ebers too! Indeed, with Italian and Portuguese ancestry as well, I’m usually well covered. 
This year has been a refreshing change however, as England have excelled themselves and I haven’t needed to look past the country of my birth. 
As the world becomes closer and more people mix, there has never been a higher proportion of people with mixed heritages, and to celebrate this, Footsteps currently has a special family tree offer
We would love to help you celebrate your diverse ancestry by offering a 10% discount on all family trees we create that involve more than one country, and a 15% discount on all family trees involving more than one continent! 
You will need to book your consultation by the 31st of July to take advantage of this offer. 
If you enjoyed this blog and it has inspired you to find out more about your family, please click HERE to take the next step. 
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