Roots ~ AncestryDNA—My Ethnicity Estimate, 01/09

As determined by AncestryDNA ethnic database.


My post shortly after receiving the AncestryDNA results.

The smaller percentages of my DNA in the data at the top is from grandparents many generations age. My white European ancestors are at the top of my ancestry tree.

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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.

Gift ~ Birthday [73rd] December 17, 2018

From the Artis family of Richmond, Virginia. Thanks guys!!!

I have a rather extensive family tree, reaching to before 1737 on my paternal grandfather’s tree and 1773 on my maternal grandmother’s ancestral branch. Michael, my son, and his wife, Pamela, are also doing genealogy research and have results from their AncestryDNA.

Following their analysis of my DNA specimen, I will soon know more about my roots. Again, thanks Pam & Mike and your children, Lia & Brandon, for this special and thoughtful gift.

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Frank Schaeffer on why Donald Trump is the President of the United States, 07/12/2017

Thanks to a dear friend, I see it today, 12/24/2018.

I have shared this video with 69 of my Facebook friends via Messenger. I am so touched by his words that I am sharing this video here. Best to all…

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History ~ Prince Charles Hotel, One of Two Early 20th Century Hotels in Fayetteville, North Carolina

The other was Hotel Lafayette–built in 1725 and destroyed by fire February 8, 1995.

Our country has quite a history as reflected by its buildings, its people, and their cultures. We must never forget the Native Americans whose land this was before being taken by European settlers.

We look at structures and admire their beauty.  They have a storied history reflective of where they are. In this case, the two hotels I point out thrived in Fayetteville, North Carolina–the south. They were not places where Colored-Negros-African Americans-Blacks were welcomed or permitted to stay or to dine until more modern times–the official end of the Jim Crow era.

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