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My AncestryDNA Results in Detail

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I wanted to share the breakdown of my DNA test so that you all could see it all in full effect. As a lifelong card carrying member of the black diaspora, I have to acknowledge the “missing link”. Everyone else can pinpoint their lineage to a small village in France or a province in China but we, as African Americans don’t have it so easy. In 1997, for a Music Theory project, I had to create a family tree and pick a musician from any era that corresponded with my lineage. For some reason, I chose Scott Joplin and wrote a report about “Ragtime”. That’s neither here nor there but there are still remnants of that desire to finish what I started or go as far up as I possibly can. So far, I made to 1850 on my father’s mother’s side. It looks like I may have family in Georgia and Virginia. I’m somewhat familiar with those in North Carolina (just found out that one of them lives in DC!) but any discovery in that part of the country will certainly have the air of slavery breezing through it.

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