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Re: "Let sleeping dogs lie."
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Nicka,here,s the big lie.my grandfather killed two white men and sometimes the lie is he killed one so he took flight and changed his name to the one we got now.We always thought our last name was made up.All of my grandfathers generation have the same name,all of his sisters and brother,his mother and father have a diffrent name.My family is split in half ,half of them and that includes a brother that is on the census with him have a diffrent name then he do.So we beleived the story,it was inbedded in our brain.When we looked at our grandfathers death.cert. it was in the name he went by,so we are saying,wouldn,they put his real name on the death cert,here,s the answer i got,you know how it was in those days.His fathers name was on that d.cert,the lie made us overlook it.When my cousin took a dna test he went to Germany and then put that test in FT Dna. He went looking for the other name and they wanted to know why,his dna matched the name he was using.He upped the test to 25 markers and then 37 because he didn,t beleive it,again the lie.When he got that test back the same name that was on my grandfathers d.cert was his closet match. The mystery is still why have my family got two names and why do our grandfather have German DNA.
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