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Re: DNA Tribes New Populations
In Response To: Re: DNA Tribes New Populations ()

Very interesting, Sherry. Do you consider yourself part cuban? I speak a little spanish... learned in high school, but I suppose I'll have to consider learning more. YOu mentioned my french ancestry, actually, that is what I was truly expecting to see in my results, at least some french, but none discovered - which I find odd. Portuguese was another big one, I like the sound of portuguese, perhaps I'll take up both spanish and portuguese as a hobby. One thing I found interesting, someone on another site posted a note stating that she recently had dna testing done and found out she was jewish. She contacted a major jewish organization and said she wanted to learn more and get more involved because her dna results proved she had jewish ancestry ( keep in mind she also had proof via oral and paper history). The Organization told her to basically forget it, because DNA was not proof that she is actually jewish!

I thought about what you said about going to visit Guinea Bissau, and I have thought about going to Spain, but then I thought, what if I get there tell folks I've just been tested by DNA, and that they should welcome me to the fold...teehee, what if they look at me and laugh. I mean, it's possible. I also have a friend from Uganda who told me that africans from Africa do not see african americans as true africans, what if one of these dna tests finally shows my ancestry to be from, let's say, Senegal, what if I go to Senegal and those folks think I'm nuts - and look at dna testing as a joke. Has any one else considered this? How seriously are you all taking this information, and are you only using it for yourself. Or to create some sort of connection?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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