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By Visitor - Posted on 10 February 2006

Message from Erlinda Castanon-Long longsjourney@...

The public service chanel here in Everett, Chanel 9 has a show on the
genealogy search for Blacks to find thier genetic makeup. Since I have
traced 3 Mulato lines in 3 different states, Jalisco, Zacatecas and
Michoacan I was very interested in what they had to say. They shared
the fact that the Portuguese controlled the slave trade and that in
the time frame I'm looking at, mid 1600's the odds are the slaves were
from Angola. They shared the major advancments they are making daily
in genetic testing now being able to isolate genes to find what
percentages we are of different ethnic backgrounds. I find this all
very exciting and hope if you get the chance that you will get to
watch this very informative show. Even if you have no black ancestors
the sharing of genetic information and genealogy research methods is
great and well worth watching.
Linda in Everett

Message from Emilie Garcia auntyemfaustus@...

Linda,
 
I saw that show the other evening, too.  My husband watched too, and
he was amazed.  It was especially interesting to me, since I am discovering
just how many mulato lines I have on my father's side from Zacatecas.  It
should be interesting to whites too to find out that they may have as much as
11% African blood as that genetecist found out (and his mother told him to stop
talking about it-he looked nothing but white), and that someone like the
professor that narrated the show had 50% white blood even though anyone looking
at him would say he was black.  When Oprah saw the documents for her black
slave ancestors and she cried, I cried too.  It was interesting too that
blacks had Asian blood too. 
 
My father's Spanish ancestors, the Olagues and Tinajeros (Felix/Suriano)
were all mulatos by the mid and late 1700's. 
 
I really want to send for those DNA kits now,
 
Emilie Garcia
Port Orchard, WA ---

----- Original Message -----
From: Erlinda Castanon-Long
To: ranchos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 3:28
PM
Subject: [ranchos] DNA testing
advances

The public service chanel here in Everett, Chanel 9 has a
show on the
genealogy search for Blacks to find thier genetic makeup.
Since I have
traced 3 Mulato lines in 3 different states, Jalisco,
Zacatecas and
Michoacan  I was very interested in what they had to
say.  They shared
the fact that the Portuguese controlled the slave
trade and that in
the time frame I'm looking at, mid 1600's the odds are
the slaves were
from Angola. They shared the major advancments they are
making daily
in genetic testing now being able to isolate genes to find
what
percentages we are of different ethnic backgrounds.  I find this
all
very exciting and hope if you get the chance that you will get to

watch this very informative show. Even if you have no black ancestors

the sharing of genetic information and genealogy research methods is

great and well worth watching.
Linda in
Everett




Message from latina1955@... latina1955@...

Hi Linda,
 
I also watched that show.  I found it was much easier to understand
and follow than what is currently "out there".  Relating to the show's
discussion on Angola, it said that one out of every 4 African Americans were
believed to be from that area.  For those of you that didn't get to watch
the show, here is a clip of it:
http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=0,2,18
 
I might have mentioned that I have done some research on the African
Diaspora, in particular throughout Latin America.  While I wished I could
have done much more research, and I am by no means an expert, I can share
this:  Spain was very much involved in the slave trade as were the British,
Dutch, and Portuguese and to a lessor extent the French.
 
Even though Spain and England agreed to stop the slave trading NORTH OF THE
EQUATOR in the early 1800's, they continued exporting slaves south of equator
for decades later.So, there were waves of the African Diaspora, coming from
different parts of Africa at different times and at the same times as well......

 
Earlier populations definitely came from the Ivory/Gold Coast such as Oprah
Winfrey's ancestors in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, or Nigeria (made to walk
through Ghana to Cape Coast Ghana). 
 
I have attached some interesting web links for your review.  It
is wonderful what they can do with the tracing of our roots through DNA - I was
so excited for the few that were able to make some definite connections not only
through genealogical research, but also DNA. 
 
http://amistad.mysticseaport.org/timeline/atlantic.slave.trade.html
 
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/migrations/legacy/almleg.html
 
Esperanza

Message from Joseph Puentes makas@...

there is a DNA testing that they say can tell you what part of Africa
you came from. . .I don't know to much about it other than what they
claim:



http://africanancestry.com/



if you find out when that show will be on next or if its available via
Blockbuster or someplace let us know. I'd like to see it as I share the
same blood as you, well you never know, at least the same as that
coming from the same continent.



joseph







Erlinda Castanon-Long wrote:

The public service chanel here in Everett, Chanel 9 has a show on the
genealogy search for Blacks to find thier genetic makeup. Since I have
traced 3 Mulato lines in 3 different states, Jalisco, Zacatecas and
Michoacan I was very interested in what they had to say. They shared
the fact that the Portuguese controlled the slave trade and that in
the time frame I'm looking at, mid 1600's the odds are the slaves were
from Angola. They shared the major advancments they are making daily
in genetic testing now being able to isolate genes to find what
percentages we are of different ethnic backgrounds. I find this all
very exciting and hope if you get the chance that you will get to
watch this very informative show. Even if you have no black ancestors
the sharing of genetic information and genealogy research methods is
great and well worth watching.
Linda in Everett

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Message from latina1955@... latina1955@...

This didn't go through the first time....I am resending it....
 
Hi Linda,
 
I also watched that show.  I found it was much easier to understand
and follow than what is currently "out there".  Relating to the show's
discussion on Angola, it said that one out of every 4 African Americans were
believed to be from that area.  For those of you that didn't get to watch
the show, here is a clip of it:
http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=0,2,18
 
I might have mentioned that I have done some research on the African
Diaspora, in particular throughout Latin America.  While I wished I could
have done much more research, and I am by no means an expert, I can share
this:  Spain was very much involved in the slave trade as were the British,
Dutch, and Portuguese and to a lessor extent the French.
 
Even though Spain and England agreed to stop the slave trading NORTH OF THE
EQUATOR in the early 1800's, they continued exporting slaves south of equator
for decades later.So, there were waves of the African Diaspora, coming from
different parts of Africa at different times and at the same times as well......

 
Earlier populations definitely came from the Ivory/Gold Coast such as Oprah
Winfrey's ancestors in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, or Nigeria (made to walk
through Ghana to Cape Coast Ghana). 
 
I have attached some interesting web links for your review.  It
is wonderful what they can do with the tracing of our roots through DNA - I was
so excited for the few that were able to make some definite connections not only
through genealogical research, but also DNA. 
 
http://amistad.mysticseaport.org/timeline/atlantic.slave.trade.html
 
http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/migrations/legacy/almleg.html
 
Esperanza

Message from Emilie Garcia auntyemfaustus@...

Joseph,
 
The show is called African American Lives and it will be shown again on
February 12 at 1:00 am PST.  Most of their programs are available on video
from their PBS.org store.  Our local PBS channel 9 in my area has a store
in Seattle.
 
Emilie

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Puentes
To: ranchos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 4:07
PM
Subject: Re: [ranchos] DNA testing
advances

there is a DNA testing that they say can tell you what part of
Africa you came from. . .I don't know to much about it other than what they
claim:

http://africanancestry.com/

if
you find out when that show will be on next or if its available via
Blockbuster or someplace let us know. I'd like to see it as I share the same
blood as you, well you never know, at least the same as that coming from the
same continent.

joseph



Erlinda Castanon-Long wrote:

The public service chanel here in Everett, Chanel 9 has a show on the
genealogy search for Blacks to find thier genetic makeup. Since I have
traced 3 Mulato lines in 3 different states, Jalisco, Zacatecas and
Michoacan I was very interested in what they had to say. They shared
the fact that the Portuguese controlled the slave trade and that in
the time frame I'm looking at, mid 1600's the odds are the slaves were
from Angola. They shared the major advancments they are making daily
in genetic testing now being able to isolate genes to find what
percentages we are of different ethnic backgrounds. I find this all
very exciting and hope if you get the chance that you will get to
watch this very informative show. Even if you have no black ancestors
the sharing of genetic information and genealogy research methods is
great and well worth watching.
Linda in Everett

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