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Re: Any people with Madagascar or Guinea ancestry?
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thank you madagascar and Guinea people for telling your story, my grandmother came from the south of spain and portugal, these are the places she was living, her descendents were habeshet,(ethiopia) on her mother side,almoravid,(north africa) arab, descent on her fathers side, they were part of that greater history in the history books call the moors, my grandmother lived to be over hundred years old, on her ellis island records, she was born in 1878, my grandmother passed away in 2005, people of madagascar and guinea descent, when I tell my story, some african americans have not be so kind to me, they think im lying, my grandmother and some of her people immigrated to puerto rico from spain in search of their descendents that were taken as slaves prior to 1878, they was taken from ethiopia in about 1838 and some in about 1870, on her mothers side during political upheavals in habetshet(ethiopia), after my grandmother told me the stories, i picked up the search ten years ago and later was to find them on documents written in spanish, the ones in 1838 and 1870, from puerto rico my grandmother and her family immigrated to america, on the other side of my family, my greatgrandfather was an indentured turk in north carolina and greatgrandmother was a tuscarora native american, one of her parents was from another native american tribe, i traced the turk greatgrandfather from a port in pennsalvania and got the ships manifest records, none of this is believable to people, nor is it believable that i have many pictures of my relatives because they were free people, the greatgrandfather indentured turk, got his freedom after a years worth of work, there is another story where he ranaway to another county and changed his name, he was living in north carolina. thanks for telling your stories, i hope after other people read your post and read what your family told you, that now they will be able to overstand my family history, when i read your stories i said to myself, finnally i met somebody like me, somebody that greatgrandmother or grandfather told them where in africa they came from, people are cruel when you know something, people are cruel when your family past down pictures and they do not have many photos, people are cruel when they find out you are the descent of free coloreds from the south. yes people are cruel. i am an adult, for those of you who are young, whether your ancestors were slaves or free coloreds or came from ellis island africans, past your history on and perserve your family photos! past them on to the next generation, There are many out there that ancestors told them where they came from in africa, but because these stories were unbelieveable to people the ancestors kept their mouth shut, but everybody want to listen when somebody is talking about their native american ancestor and what tribe their from, but when you start talking about your great grandmothers told you about where in africa you came from and naming countries, the conversation not exciting anymore, the only thing that excites them is native america, well, thank-you, my african american brothers and sisters for sharing your madagascar guinea stories, and pray for africa. peace!
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