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Re: Whites discovering African ancestry

It's sad that so many people can't accept reality. Just think about all the fuss over Jefferson's Hemings descendants. I wasn't surprised to learn that they were his children. It was amazing the lengths his white descendants were willing to go to try and make the Hemings children look like they could have been fathered by someone - anyone - else.

When I first started looking into the origins of Thomas' relatives I was so shocked by the reaction of a distant cousin. This was someone I always considered an open-minded unbiased person. This person wasn't angry they just dismissed my suggestion that his ancestors might be African American because (and this is a direct quote) "we have too many blondes in our family." I was speechless and that rarely happens. Her ignorance was simply stunning.

I know Darwin isn't the most popular individual in America but if you believe in Evolution (and I do) then we ALL come from Africa. It's sad we have to argue about who is what when science proves we all come from the same place anyway.

I also share your fantasy about digitalized archives!!! I would be so happy if one day I can find everything I want and need (genealogically speaking) online. I know that's a fantasy that will almost certainly never materalize, but I can hope, can't I? ;-)

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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