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Re: DNA Diagram
In Response To: DNA Diagram ()

Hello Cuz,

Can you share how you were able to determine which ancestor in terms of generations the 1st Mbundu ancestor in America was? Was this the result of your communication with Dr. Kittles in terms of the number of generations away from Cousin Ike the person may have been?

I am curious as to determine why the Mbundu ancestor was Lewis Barr's GRANDFATHER as opposed to his FATHER, for example. Since both were unknown, I am curious as to how this was determined. The importation of slaves from Angola was heavy during both Lewis's father and grandfather's era, who how were you able to determine that the grandfather was the Mbundu who survived the Middle Passage?

Also, can you share what you learned from Dr. Kittles about the generations? I am also interested in a similar calculation, but need to know the estimated generation away from the person tested, or the time frame that might be realistic. I am interested in making a similar estimation or calcluation on Amanda's line, but need to know more details about the generational spread.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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