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Re: Racial Classifications - Are they reliable at

Denise,
I'd like to see the site again, myself. Last year, a woman contacted me after she saw my research online, and she wanted more info because she saw that the family included her ggrandfather. We communicated a lot and it definitely turned out that this was her family and she was ecstatic. She is white, but she had never known anything about her family prior to her ggrandfather's name, her grandmother was still alive, but she refused to talk about any of her family. She and her uncle had been researching for a while and had suspected something, but couldn't confirm it until she came across my tree. Anyway, she and her uncle turned out to be some of the nicest people I've ever come across and they are truly excited to find out about their true origins, and I've put them in touch with some of their long lost cousins and now there is a great communication going on between these families as they learn more about each other. In the process of her research, though, she had come across that website I mentioned in my previous message,which she sent me the link to, and even she was laughing at it. I looked at it and couldn't believe that this person who had put it online had even used a bit of common sense and was ignoring such obvious data. Months later when I went back to take a look at it again, I noticed that it was no longer there, maybe someone else finally told her she was dreaming or something, I don't know. Or maybe even she didn't like getting told that her research didn't add up, and she wanted to keep denial to herself. Either way, I wish her luck in continuing to try explaining away those occasional dark skinned, dark eyed, and tightly curled hair family members who keep popping up in some generations.

Deloris


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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