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Re: DNA Tribes Explanation
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Hey Chris,

It fits my oral history pretty much. I've got a picture of my maternal great-great grandfather with long straight gray hair and light eyes (black&white photo)he looks white, his daugher, my great mother, looks a little browner, a color photo would have me guessing that she was italian ( olive skin - long black hair). I was always told that on my mother's side of the family we were creole, but what did that mean? I never knew completely, and definitions for creole out there are just as consistent as a tropical storm, lol. So, this is why I started this process in the first place. My mother's paternal side of the family was listed as mulatto, they owned land, and this is where the spanish side comes from, as I was able to trace a mother's maiden name to a spanish cigar merchant.

My father's paternal side is from North Carolina, they are a little easier to trace. I was able to trace them, census wise, back to the late 1700s, listed as mulatto in the earlier census reports. My father's paternal family owned a lot of land in North Carolina. My father's maternal side was also listed a mulatto and apparently her grandfather was jewish - that's oral history anyway.

So, before I started this process I guess I figured that I'd see this mixture, but I just I didn't know to what extent.

My ancestrybydna results are supposed to arrive next week...I'll post them when I get them. I think my next step after that will be FTDNA or Nat. Geo.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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