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Re: Enslaved Puerto Rican Ancestors
In Response To: Re: Enslaved Puerto Rican Ancestors ()
Hello, after losing my laptop, I had not returned here - had totally forgotten about it. Alva, my investigations have been mostly in church books three hundred years old to present in parish archives, slave lists with a description of slaves at General Archives in San Juan, census etc. My oldest three slave lines appear circa 1800 all appear on my father's maternal side...
Recently my sister and I decided to do our DNA so she tested for mtDNA and racial print and I for the yDNA. My results and the racial footprint are not in but the mtDNA indicates we descend from a woman of African descent from the L1c group - which is surpriseing since our paper trail has not found in fact that slave in our mother's line. It might mean a Canary Island match There was one full match with what we believe to be a Northen black - but that person appears to be shy about. What the match means is that (1) we descend from the same woman slave from Puerto Rico (2) that we descend from two sisters whose mother was taken in slavery and one sold up north and the other to Puerto Rico (3) that two sisters, an aunt niece combo, a mother daughter combo or two first cousin combo, were taken in slavery and sold at St Thomas, VI, Jamaica or Curazao - one ending up north and the other in PR. Has anyone done DNA work? Does anyone show a L1c combo (I'd like to compare mutations!)?