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Re: Who Were the Skilled African Iron Workers?

Hi George,
This is an update.

The above question was asked in 2004, because I believed that my 4th and 5th great grandfathers were iron workers at the Catoctin Furnace in Frederick, Maryland.

Again, I thank you for your answer and I wanted you to know that there is a corelation between your answer and the DNA results. The DNA sequence similarity measure is 100% the same as the IGBO People of NIGERIA and the MBUNDU People in ANGOLA today.

Further research shows that the Igbo were at other Virginia and Pennsylvania furnaces.

Janice D. Laster


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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