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by Shari
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Wayne Co KY Cherokees
Replies: 10
Views: 2135

Re: Wayne Co KY Cherokees

Thanks, Dorene. This certainly gives me hope.
by Shari
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Wayne Co KY Cherokees
Replies: 10
Views: 2135

Re: Wayne Co KY Cherokees

Thanks so much, Dorene, for all of the suggestions for further study. I do have a tree in ancestry.com and I'll get back to it and search it as you've suggested. Your family history in the posts is quite interesting. Great that you now know about your Cherokee ancestors. The rest of us can hope for ...
by Shari
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Romani
Topic: American Roma Surnames
Replies: 3
Views: 3550

Re: American Roma Surnames

All I can suggest is that you continue researching the circumstances and history surrounding each of your ancestors. This can often help in piecing together their life stories. The process can be frustrating but also satisfying. Best of luck with your searches.
by Shari
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Cherokee and Michigan Native American Links?
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Cherokee and Michigan Native American Links?

Were there ancient ancestral ties between the Cherokees and the Mohawks and Mahicans of New Netherlands (1600s)? Are Mohawks and Mahicans classified as Michigan Native Americans? These notes are taken from CHEROKEE DNA STUDIES (2014) by Don and Teresa Yates: Pages 168-169 - “…Anecdotally people of C...
by Shari
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Mexican/Central/So.American Great-grandparents
Replies: 9
Views: 13332

Re: Mexican/Central/So.American Great-grandparents

Thanks and I’m hoping my steps described above in finally finding my elusive Hispanic ancestors might give clues to others who are also wishing to locate their own Hispanic ancestors.
by Shari
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Primeval DNA
Topic: Ancient migrations
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Ancient migrations

Good to know... Thanks, Jakay.
by Shari
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Primeval DNA
Topic: Ancient migrations
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Ancient migrations

Jakay, thanks for these interesting articles. My four Primeval DNA tests showed relatively low percentages compared to typical amounts: ANCIENT BRITONS IN ROMAN BRITAIN 3.60% (Virgil 4.96%) STONE AGE EUROPEANS 2.50% (GORYA 4.93%) VIKINGS IN MEDIEVAL ICELAND 4.27% (OM 5.16%) ANCIENT ISRAELITES 2.56% ...
by Shari
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Mexican/Central/So.American Great-grandparents
Replies: 9
Views: 13332

Re: Mexican/Central/So.American Great-grandparents

It’s been almost three years since I posted the above on July 10, 2016, “Mexican/Central/So.American Great-grandparents.” I was very confused by my Fingerprint Plus DNA test results of 38 out of 50 World Population Matches being Hispanic. I wondered why my ancestry.com tree did not show a large numb...
by Shari
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Cherokee
Topic: Wayne Co KY Cherokees
Replies: 10
Views: 2135

Re: Wayne Co KY Cherokees

Thanks for your reply, James. My Great…grandmother Unknown b. Abt 1790 who married James Loyd (b. 1785-89 in Washington Co VA-Greene Co TN) might have been a descendant of Cherokees, not full-blooded, just like the Coopers, Blevinses and Burkes in Wayne County, Kentucky. This is another quote from t...
by Shari
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Possible False Hispanic match if you have NA ancestry
Replies: 4
Views: 855

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.

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