Words can’t describe how much I love and appreciate my daddy. When I desperately need help to finish moving and my back is messed up. My Daddy , even at 71 years old is right there to step in and help me .I will from now on refer to my daddy and family as the army of Eastern North Carolina. Cause everyone knows one full blooded American Indian equals two to three of me lol. #lumbee#waccamaw#thearmyofeasternnorthcarolina
My DNA story: #Blog My DNA is taking me back to California and I also have found some MesoAmerican ancestry. I see Afro Caribbean as my highest match multiple times on different tools but trying to put the pieces to this DNA puzzle together is so frustrating. We have MANY ancestors and putting the tapestry of our genetics together is time consuming. However I’m committed. Our family history was stripped and for most of us forgotten. I made a promise to myself that I will no longer be complacent with what I’ve been told but I will research to understand the sacrifice of my ancestors.
My DNA matches the following indigenous Native American tribes:
and the Ohlone, named Costanoan by early Spanish colonists, are a Native American people of the Northern California coast.
Meso American DNA is showing Mexican in my Gedmatch results and they are estimating me to be 19.2% Dominican or 12.8% Puerto Rican or 11.5% Brazilian. They see the Spanish, Meso American, Native American and Indo Iranian and apparently these mixtures equate to Dominican, Puerto Rican, and/or Brazilian ancestry. After researching DNA matches on ancestry.com I have family in the Caribbean and distant cousins linked to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Belize, Jamaica, Bahamas, and Barbados so this makes since as to why Afro Caribbean is there.
Many of my DNA matches have connections to California, Texas, and Louisiana as well which coincides with my DNA findings and how some may have migrated.
When doing DNA research you must be open to what you learn. When it comes to how many ancestors you have...you’d be surprised.
Parents 2 Grandparents 4 Great-Grandparents 8 2nd Great-Grandparents 16 3rd Great-Grandparents 32 4th Great-Grandparents 64 5th Great-Grandparents 128 6th Great-Grandparents 256 7th Great-Grandparents 512 8th Great-Grandparents 1,024 9th Great-Grandparents 2,048 10th Great-Grandparents 4,096 11th Great-Grandparents and so on. So I’m not sure how to connect all the dots but I’m content in learning. This is a very spiritual journey for me and I’m not done. #miwok#lumbee#colville#ohlone#serrano#afrocaribbean#afroamerican#native#gedmatch