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by Shari
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Hispanic
Topic: Mexican/Central/So.American Great-grandparents
Replies: 9
Views: 11708

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: 249

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: 249

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: 11708

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: 6
Views: 954

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: 555

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: 191

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: 763

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: 6
Views: 954

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: 6
Views: 954

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)...

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