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    Posted: Nov 13 2012 at 11:32am

Wait..is this our personal racial diversity or of extended family, meaning ppl who have married into the family.

 
My son is technically Hawaiian. LOL
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It's sad that so many of us can't find accurate accounts of our genealogy and have to go by hearsay.
I have also seen/read articles that say that getting your DNA tested to see what country in Africa you are descended from is unreliable.
 
Oprah did it a few years ago and some critics said that the info she was given was very inaccurate and was borderline impossible.
 
Slave owners changed slave names on a whim'kept inaccurate records for self serving reasons so that info isn't but so reliable,either.
 
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Originally posted by sbrooke sbrooke wrote:

Black ameri
White
Puerto Rican
Mexican
Hawaiian



I'm guessing not like Obama Hawaiian?
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Originally posted by Organic Organic wrote:

For those who claim Native American --

Since Native Americans make up less than 10% of the U.S. population (and assuming you are speaking of indigenous U.S. Americans), have you all got actual tribe documents and papers to prove this connection, or is it more family lore? Seems like a lot of you have Native American ancestry (Lumbee Indians to be included).
 
Funny that you mentioned this because I watched a video not too long ago about blacks not being who they thought they were.  Its on youtube.  They bascially tested a few Blacks who thought they were mixed with Native American and the results showed that they were actually mixed with white lol.  At first I thought "this is b.s."  Until one day my sister was researching our geneology on ancestry.com and found out that one of our grandmothers who my mom always thought was Native American, was actually German lol.  We found the records from when her parents put her on a ship to the U.S. back in late 1800's.
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I like to keep it pure ideally, but oh well
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Originally posted by Organic Organic wrote:

For those who claim Native American --

Since Native Americans make up less than 10% of the U.S. population (and assuming you are speaking of indigenous U.S. Americans), have you all got actual tribe documents and papers to prove this connection, or is it more family lore? Seems like a lot of you have Native American ancestry (Lumbee Indians to be included).
 
If you are from the Carolinas, it's not an impossible notion. I don't claim it myself, but like most , I've been told it was there. My answer when asked "what are you mixed w/?" would include the ones I know about and I would likely say "I've been told native American but I have never researched it."
 
I thought all Black folks claimed Cherokee. Big smile
 
Are you familiar w/ the Lumbee Indians? They are mixed with Black, usually quite visibly, not just genetically, so their Black descendants are equally mixed with Indian. So some of these ppl claiming it ,are telling the truth, even if they don't know where it is on their family tree.
 
I find it annoying to hear every Black person I've met claim Indian ancestry, but just because they/we can't prove it, doesn't mean it's not there. It's interesting because when a white person claims Italian or whatever, other White folks don't question it.
 
Most Black Americans aren't Blessed/lucky enough to be able to trace their detailed ancestry. Hell, I can't trace my ancestry back to Africa but I claim that without anyone questioning it. LOL
 
Just playing Devil's Advocate.Big smile
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Originally posted by *Belle*Femme* *Belle*Femme* wrote:

mostly just african. Very few mixing has gone on in my family.
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haitian
dominican
french
brasilian
martiniquais
filipino
maybe more...


My g.grandmother was white. It was hilarious come to think about, all the stares we'd get when she'd walk around with us. People must've thought we were adopted or something. Three little black girls with an old white lady LOL...I miss her Broken Heart



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For those who claim Native American --

Since Native Americans make up less than 10% of the U.S. population (and assuming you are speaking of indigenous U.S. Americans), have you all got actual tribe documents and papers to prove this connection, or is it more family lore? Seems like a lot of you have Native American ancestry (Lumbee Indians to be included).


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Black
Mexican
Puerto Rican
*German- orig from Germany
Native American
Irish
*Italian- orig from Italy
Sicilian -
 
 
this included who my aunts/uncles/1st cousins have married. Not talking about my "mixedness"
 
I ain't falling into that trap. LOL
 
 


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