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Re: determining ancestry with small %

Hi Judy and everyone,

I haven't had any success so far. I've been going back in my family tree-there's a lot of information online on a couple of my lines from my bio father's side. I find names and then I type them in to the Mormon Famly Search to see how they show up on the census. Sometimes they're not on the census, I don't know if that means anything. They mostly come up as white. I told my biological father my findings and he seemed kind of surprised even though he was the one who would allude to us maybe having some African ancestry. But it was just a hunch on his part. I guess I'm concerned about telling my grandma what I discovered. She's from Alabama...I just don't know how she'd react. I feel like I may never find out exactly who they were, just as I may never find my NA ancestors. I guess they got absorbed into the "white" population. There's a great website by Frank Sweet that has a lot of history info. on the Color Line, etc. I am determined to find out one day and it gives me all the more reason to spend hours digging around online ( when I have the time). I realize I may never know, just as many who do family tree searches run into a brick wall. I'll keep plugging along. If you or anyone has any suggestions about research, please pass it along! :)


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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