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Roots ~AncestryDNA Results are in, 01/08

It’s official—I’m African American; but, I knew that…

According to AncestryDNA, I am 98% African and 2% European—this is consistent with my genealogy research. I accept the African Badge and wear it with pride.

Now, I have a better idea who my peeps are—the Bantu Peoples. Note the regions with the yellow hue. Add to that the areas in green from the more western African countries.

I suspected 18th & 19th Century enslavement happened to Africans closer to the Atlantic coast and along interior waterways. 

The results came in around 11:00 pm. I have read a lot about my peeps and periods of enslavement. I have much more research to do.

There are no surprises in my AncestryDNA results. From mailing to results took 24-days—much less than their 6-8 week estimate. Thanks to my son for this birthday gift.

Now, with my analysis of my AncestryDNA Ethnicity Estimates.

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