Thought we could share some background on ourselves.
My ancestors on the paternal side are French, Belgian, and Scandinavian. I say Scandinavian because they were from a rural region of Sweden on the border with Norway so likely some mixing going on there.
On the maternal side is English, Irish, German, and black and likely Native American. They were poor whites, likely brought to the country in indentured servitude. I came across a court case involving some relatives, which shows both black and white individuals among the family. And direct ancestors were cited numerous times as ‘mulatto’ on census forms.