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Re: Choctaw - Afro heritage - how to search for Av
In Response To: Choctaw - Afro heritage - how to search for Averet ()
Note that the ancestral home of the Choctaw Nation is Mississippi. There have been no records giving evidence of the Choctaw Nation ever extending as far northward as Virginia. However that does not necessarily mean that your ancestor may not have Native ancestry. My suggestion is that you research the history of the area where she was born and raised. Was she born outside of Virginia or were her parents? If they (her parents you gr. grandparents) also have Virginia ancestry then my suggestion is to learn which Indians actually originated in that area. That may give you an excellent clue regarding the direction to take your research. However keep in mind that the Choctaws were not in Virginia so your research focus may have to be re-directed.
Best of luck in the search.
[30 Jul 1999]
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