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Re: Trouble locating african ancestors

Here is a quote re Dr Mark Shriver who is "white."

>As part of his analysis Dr Mark
>Shriver (Penn State University) also
>examined the link between ancestry
>and pigmentation. He concludes that
>although African ancestry can be a
>rough guide to how light or dark a
>person is, appearances can be
>deceptive. After in-depth research
>into his own origins, he discovered
>that although he looks like a white
>North-American, he is, in fact, 25%
>African.

He had no prior knowledge of any African ancestry. Perhaps the same is true in your family.

Check out this article too.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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