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by Shari
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Possible False Hispanic match if you have NA ancestry
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Possible False Hispanic match if you have NA ancestry

No, my last Finger Print Plus and Rare Genes from History test was on Nov 10, 2014.
by Shari
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Athabascan GG Slave VA
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Athabascan GG Slave VA

I wrote a family history about Miss Nelson, her family and descendants but, of course, I couldn’t find anything in NELSON family online records in Virginia or nearby states about Nelson female slaves. Two others with similar stories as Miss Nelson’s are - KERANHAPPUCH NELSON and JANE SPURLOCK. I fou...
by Shari
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Romani
Topic: Roma College Students
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Roma College Students

-- From HARVARDFXB -[url]“https://fxb.harvard.edu/2018/12/20/one-in-one-hundred-roma-value-education-but-face-racism-in-access/ -[/url] “One in One Hundred: Roma Value Education But Face Racism in Access”: …These findings contrast starkly with the dominant narrative and related polices that portray ...
by Shari
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Wayne Co KY Cherokees
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Wayne Co KY Cherokees

P.S. Marcia, I don’t want to imply that just because my #2 and #3 match MAY have lived in the 1600s, that this would apply to your #1 as well. This all guesswork unless you are an expert (which I am not.) I’m sure there are many variables to situations where this would not be true. But as you resear...
by Shari
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Wayne Co KY Cherokees
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Wayne Co KY Cherokees

Marcia, you have some interesting ancestors to research. Having #1 Cherokee DNA will certainly spur you on to doing family research on your lines. Just to give you a little perspective, I spent several years trying to find my Hispanic ancestor (to the best of my knowledge) who ranked (out of 50 WPM)...
by Shari
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Athabascan GG Slave VA
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Athabascan GG Slave VA

My great aunt (in the 1930s) told my mother that the family had a “Canadian Indian grandmother.” I was quite hesitant to confront the subject of Native American slavery but, with family tree research and DNA results, I began to believe our Athabascan great…grandmother MISS NELSON (1774-1811) might h...
by Shari
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Wayne Co KY Cherokees
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Wayne Co KY Cherokees

There has been a great amount of interest in learning whether or not SHERRILLS passed on Cherokee DNA to descendants. This is probably true in some cases depending on which Sherrill ancestor a person may have had. I was trying to figure this out for myself with no success in my “Do I Have Cherokee a...
by Shari
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Possible False Hispanic match if you have NA ancestry
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Possible False Hispanic match if you have NA ancestry

Teresa, thanks so much for your note, “We think of someone that is Hispanic as a Spaniard who married an American Indian….” Without this valuable clue, I would never have figured out where my 38 (out of 50) Hispanic World Population DNA Matches came from and I would be forever baffled and wondering!...
by Shari
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Native American
Topic: Believe Your DNA Test Results
Replies: 0
Views: 4903

Believe Your DNA Test Results

I questioned my top three Mega Population Rankings in my Fingerprint Plus test three years ago. My Analysis began, “Iberian or Hispanic with American Indian admixture…” 

It isn’t that I knew what I was talking about, but I was confused. After years of personal genealogical research (ancestry.com, e...
by Shari
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Believe Your DNA Test Results
Replies: 0
Views: 2337

Believe Your DNA Test Results

I questioned my top three Mega Population Rankings in my Fingerprint Plus test three years ago. My Analysis began, “Iberian or Hispanic with American Indian admixture…” 

It isn’t that I knew what I was talking about, but I was confused. After years of personal genealogical research (ancestry.com, e...

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