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    Spark's 23andme Results

    * I reposted the whole thing with higher resolution images. *

    Nationality: American
    Ethnicity: African American
    Regional Affiliation: North American
    Admixture Distribution: Predominately West African; Triracial

    Tribal Inputs
    + Subsaharan African (~72%)
    -- Western African
    >> Senegambia (maternal) -- inc. Bambara
    >> Southeastern Nigeria (paternal) -- inc. Igbo
    >> Ivory Coast (paternal) -- currently unknown
    -- Other Subsaharan African

    + Northwestern European (~26%)
    -- Scottish Highlands
    -- Scattered smaller assorted British Isles and other admixtures

    + Siberian (~2%)
    -- Northern Amerindian
    >> Southern Iroquoian -- inc. EB Cherokee

    Haplogroups
    mtDNA: L31f1b3 (The Sahel)
    Y-DNA: E1b1a8a1* (The Bantu Expansion)

    DNA Continental Zones
    Sub-Saharan African -- 71.53%
    European -- 26.19%
    Native American -- 2.28%

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug McDonald
    "This is Afro-American. There is African and European but also clear American on the chromosomes."




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    Cool stuff. Have you had luck tracing your Canadian ancestors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJL View Post
    Cool stuff. Have you had luck tracing your Canadian ancestors?
    Thank you. Yes, I know of my Canadian line. A Black Canadian hailing from the Maritimes joined the rest of my American family four generations ago. The sole Canadian ancestor is one of my great-grandmothers, a bilingual Black Canadian educator from Woodstock, NB, who was forced to emigrate to the U.S. in the 1910s because no one would hire her in Canada. From what I found, among her ancestors was an interracial couple (Afro-Caribbean merchant grandfather/English-born Irish immigrant grandmother). The children, all legally black, settled into the local community and laid the basis for some of the blacks living in that region. After her emigration, she married an African American man of mixed ancestry from rural Alabama and gave birth to my maternal grandfather who was born in Birmingham.

    The rest is my family is fully American in origin and hails from remote Southern areas, including the Great Smoky Mountains in Appalachia. Much of my recent detectable Amerindian ancestry comes in via my Appalachian connections on my father's side. My mother has additional distant admixture from her North Carolinian connections.
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    Ah okay. My guess is the family came up as Loyalists around 1780-90? If so you should be able to find family members on several censuses and I believe many New Brunswick births have already been indexed.

    On a non-genealogical/DNA note, if you're a bookish type you might enjoy reading the works of George Elliott Clarke, who coined the term "Africadian." His "Whylah Falls" might give an especially good perspective on what your great-grandmother's family life was like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJL View Post
    Ah okay. My guess is the family came up as Loyalists around 1780-90? If so you should be able to find family members on several censuses and I believe many New Brunswick births have already been indexed.
    It's quite possible and the years don't sound unreasonable. I was able to get back to the 1820s. I am carrying a very old surname on this line associated with Loyalists. I am not sure if my first Black Canadian ancestor was made some promises with regard to being free from government interference or dictates and that's why he settled in Canada. I do know he was a merchant seaman of some kind.

    On a non-genealogical/DNA note, if you're a bookish type you might enjoy reading the works of George Elliott Clarke, who coined the term "Africadian." His "Whylah Falls" might give an especially good perspective on what your great-grandmother's family life was like.
    Thanks for the reference. A few other members have remarked that my Black Canadian line might have an interesting history seeing as how they were in Acadia during some very economically turbulent times. I will keep this in mind. Appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    I am not sure if my first Black Canadian ancestor was made some promises with regard to being free from government interference or dictates and that's why he settled in Canada. I do know he was a merchant seaman of some kind.
    You're welcome. I suspect it's possible your ancestors came as a result of Lord Dunmore's Proclamation:

    http://blackloyalist.com/canadiandig...on/dunmore.htm

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    Hey Spark, I found you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AppalachianGumbo View Post
    Hey Spark, I found you.
    Glad to have you here with us, cuz.

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