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TOPIC: Do you know the race of your ancestors?

Do you know the race of your ancestors? 04 Jun 2015 23:50 #7416

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I watched a show on YouTube the other day that randomly caught my attention. The show was title "Finding Your Roots." The show was featured guest who took genealogy tests and their ancestors were revealed. I was fascinated by the show that I watched approximately 15 more shows on genealogy.

In one of the episodes they go to a barber shop where they test the African Americans in the shop. All of them tested to have anywhere from 12-25 percent European (white), much of this is due to the slave trade in early American history. They also did some tests on other shows on Mexican Americans and they had results of Middle Eastern ancestors. According to the show the middle Eastern ancestors is most likely due to Jews who fled Spain from religious persecution and went to Mexico.

I was so fascinated with the show that I've been doing lots of research in Genealogy. There has been so many advancements in testing, that you can really narrow down what countries your ancestors lived in. I'm actually planning on ordering one of these test for myself now, for about one hundred dollars you can have these tests and results mailed to you. I think knowing you're ancestors is important and I'm looking forward to reading the results.
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Do you know the race of your ancestors? 20 Sep 2015 19:06 #7682

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I haven’t taken any genetic or ancestral DNA tests; however in my Mestizo culture it was very important to pass oral storytelling down from one generation to generation to the next, to know and understand my/our heritage and keep connected with my/our roots. I’ve been seriously studying my family genealogy for at least 40 years and have been able to trace my mother’s side of the family back to my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandparents in the late 1600’s when our family owned the land which is now Chihuahua City in the state of Chihuahua Mexico.

My father’s side of the family has been more difficult as I only have death accounts but no actual records. His Great Grandfather was from Scotland and Great Grandmother was from Sweden. I know a few stories about them but not much about their personal history or what brought them to the US.
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Do you know the race of your ancestors? 18 Oct 2015 20:49 #8127

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I think this is very interesting. I would like to get the test done myself and will do so in the future. I would love to know what my roots are. I think they are Indain and European as I am classified as Indo-European (Armenian). I think we mixed in with the Indians at the time of Alexander the Great. We went to war with Alexander and reached India. It is at that time that we mixed because that is what Alexander wanted. However, the European blood lines that I have are at 90-98%. It's not 100% because my race mixed in with others in history because of all the wars and displacement. However, I consider myself more European than I do Indian. In fact, I don't even like Indians or their Hindu culture, but I have to admit that some Indian women are beautiful. I am a white Christian and that is all that I care about. I don't want to mix in with the other races here in America even though that I can tell that these other minorities want to do so. I can't keep them away from me especially Blacks. They're are always trying to be friends with me and I don't like it. I just don't care for them. I don't like the diversity culture that the government is trying to force down my throat. I think it's because I'm not attracted to dark skin. The whiter the skin the better for me. I swear to God I don't know why this is so. But if you're white and ugly then I'm not attracted regardless of your skin color.
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Do you know the race of your ancestors? 01 Nov 2015 19:33 #8322

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I really appreciate your initial discussion post on Genealogy. I for one am adopted into a Caucasian family, and being from Korean decent, have never really looked into my background and heredity. Even from learning more about the language, food, and culture, growing up in the suburbs of New Jersey right outside of New York, I never really had any desire to look into my background; particularly, because I have such an amazing family today. I never really looked into my background because I for one, did not want to hurt my parents' feelings, and even though they have always told me that they would not feel that way, I know deep down their feelings would be hurt. Additionally and more importantly, I honestly just never had a desire to learn more, I was happy with myself and who I am. However, when I moved to LA, which has a huge abundance of Korean population, I was asked all the time if I spoke the language, ever had the food, or know anything by the culture. Koreans kept coming up to me and having a conversation, something that was totally uncomfortable and unfamiliar to me. However, I started to be more open minded, and now I really enjoy the culture, fellow Koreans, and most importantly, the food! I am obsessed with Korean food now, so I am very happy to have finally embraced my heritage! However, I have been so curious since I have opened 'Pandora's Box,' to learn more information about my history and background, and even am really interested in visiting Korea. Of course, this has been kept secretive from my family, as I really do not want to hurt their feelings. But with that said, I really was excited to read your post, and to know that I can take a test to know more about my background. My whole life, everyone has always told me that I look like a mixed ethnicity, and not pure 100% Korean. I am very interested in taking this test, and looking forward to the results and what I find!
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