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by dpyates
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Croatans and Croatians
Replies: 0
Views: 1493

Croatans and Croatians

It has long been thought the origin of the Croatan Indians of N.C. lay in the "Lost Colony," which supposedly took refuge with a nearby Croatian colony among the Indians. Do Croatan Indians look Croatian. Here's a comparison between C.D. Brewington, the tribal historian of the Croatan Indi...
by dpyates
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Jewish
Topic: Jewish 1 and 3 Alleles
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Re: Jewish 1 and 3 Alleles

The columns register a hit for that marker which you received from one parent. It's not apparent on the face of it which parent contributed that marker to you if there is only one check mark on a row. But if there are two on a row you can conclude you got that marker from both parents. Remember, how...
by dpyates
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Melungeon
Topic: Studying Them Melungeons (podcast)
Replies: 0
Views: 723

Studying Them Melungeons (podcast)

Melungeons are the subject of DNA Consultants' fourth episode of Time Traveler's Suitcase. Pete Ferrand travels to Newmans Ridge, Tennessee, where he witnesses a battle over the definition of the term Melungeon. Reading by Ginger Cuculo of the chapter “Cyberfeud on the Ridge” from Ancestors and Enem...
by dpyates
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Melungeon Allele
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: Melungeon Allele

Emmdee, Are you in our Cherokee DNA Study? Please email me at dpy@dnaconsultants.com as I am reviewing the Armenian matches of Cherokees. Or just tell me what your name is and I'll look up your profile.
by dpyates
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Possible False Hispanic match if you have NA ancestry
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Re: Possible False Hispanic match if you have NA ancestry

Shari, Did you test again after Feb. 2017, when we added four Armenian populations? Did you get Armenian matches. It is a close question.
by dpyates
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Athabascan GG Slave VA
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Athabascan GG Slave VA

Fascinating! Indian slavery was particularly acute among the "Cherokee," who often kept a very pretty female slave as their concubine. It may be one of the sources of the incredible diversity of Cherokee people.
by dpyates
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Wayne Co KY Cherokees
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

Re: Wayne Co KY Cherokees

Shari, Chukchi (North Asian, Siberian) is a substitute result for Native American.
by dpyates
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Melungeon
Topic: Melungeon were Portuguese
Replies: 3
Views: 4317

Re: Melungeon were Portuguese (and Portuguese Jewish)

Thanks, Robert for the reference to Joanne Pezzulo's blog about Melungeons being Portuguese. Not to split hairs, but Melungeons could refer to non-Portuguese families, too, while Portuguese could refer to Jews. It was a virtual synonym for Jew in the 17-18 cents. You can find explicit usage like tha...
by dpyates
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Melungeon Allele
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: Melungeon Allele (Arthur-Needham Expedition)

Richard Thornton and others who have read the Arthur-Needham Expedition Report of 1673 think the people with beards and a 6 foot bell down river from the Tamahitans might have been Armenians. He has a whole post about that: https://peopleofonefire.com/from_armenia_with_love.html. Certainly, the Tama...
by dpyates
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Melungeon Allele
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: Melungeon Allele (Armenians and Cherokees)

Raven Spirit remarked on her strong Armenian matches. As is well known, Cher claimed to be Armenian and Cherokee, though she later seemed to toss out the Cherokee and point to Armenian exclusively. Here are some pictures and background on Armenians from the first chapter I am currently writing of Ch...

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