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    I want to know what percent Native I am so I can claim casino funds and get student loans forgiven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julia_75 View Post
    I want to know what percent Native I am so I can claim casino funds and get student loans forgiven.
    I'm hoping you're being sarcastic

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    People keep dating, marrying, sleeping with, and making babies with their relatives because they don't know where they come from.

    Maybe YOU don't care, and it's probably because you KNOW your ancestry, but everytime I meet someone, it turns out they're a relative. There have been guys I've seen who were totally cute, and then I found out we're related and it's just.......ewwww. Add to that how I have a huge chunk of my family that I don't even know, and yeah. I want to know where I come from and who my people are.

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    In school we had to do a geneology project. I was only able to trace back to my maternal great grandmother in Mississippi. There isn't much oral or written history in my family. My grandmother and her siblings know very little about their mother's history because it was never spoken about. There is even less information about my great grandfather. Depending on who you talk to he was either lynched or killed by a rival gang. Other kids were able to go back centuries and had the countries that their family members migrated to the US from..incredible.

    I would L-O-V-E to know more about my history and possibly a people in Africa to trace my roots back to. I wouldn't adopt or change MY culture but it would mean a lot to me. To go from nothing before the 1900's to having a history would be amazing.

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    My sister took a geneology/DNA test last year to see what percentages of black, white, native american that we were. We grew up thinking that we had some Native American ancestry, but it turns out that we're African (70%) and European (30%). We then researched further and found out that our European descent is from Scotland/Ireland but originally from England. Our African ancestors also came from Eastern Africa (Mozambique). I do think it's important to know more about our ancestors, because you can find out disease risks that you might not have known about. We had no idea that we were at a high risk of breast cancer, celiac disease, and restless leg syndrome. My sister and I also researched more about my mom's side of the family. We found out that my great, great, grandfather was a white man who owned a lot of land. He gave his land to his kids and that explains why my grandfather owned so much land, because it was rare for a black man to own a lot of land. It really does feel great knowing your family's history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceoddity View Post
    I'm hoping you're being sarcastic
    I was hoping this thread was sarcastic.... um j.k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuickSilver View Post
    Well do you boo lol. No one's going to strap you down amd force you to be traditional or find your ancestors. We can all be cool appreciating what we want to appreciate.
    Exactly! Ignorance is not always bliss.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exotica X View Post
    People keep dating, marrying, sleeping with, and making babies with their relatives because they don't know where they come from.

    Maybe YOU don't care, and it's probably because you KNOW your ancestry, but everytime I meet someone, it turns out they're a relative. There have been guys I've seen who were totally cute, and then I found out we're related and it's just.......ewwww. Add to that how I have a huge chunk of my family that I don't even know, and yeah. I want to know where I come from and who my people are.
    How closely related are you talking about? Cousin? 2nd cousin?

    All humans are related at some point, anyways

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    Close relatives. I'm not talking about two people whose ancient great ancestors might have had the same relatives thousands of years ago.

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    I think it can help each person understand the social/psychological history of their family and clues as to why they are the way they are. It's not just about genetic ancestry, not all the time, but many times we 'inherit' other aspects of who are ancestors were.

    It might help one become a better person. Knowing the past might strengthen a family's bond.

    Why not?
    Last edited by sulano; 04-23-2011 at 12:03 PM.

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