Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tracing Your Roots





Watching this brought
tears to my eyes. I am so happy for Jasmyne and inspired to start saving pennies to find out about my family's ancestry. A family member did find the plantation owner that would possess records of my Father's line, but he is still a very racist, privileged individual who advised my family member that she was 'interrupting his dinner', and that the papers were 'lost in a fire'...

I am definitely interested in dual citizenship when I learn the land/tribe my Father's line is connected to. All the descendants of enslaved peoples are entitled to that.

To learn your ancestry you can visit: AfricanAncestry.com
or dnatribes.com


More interesting information in the video below:

2 comments:

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!

I read about her DNA test results and I posted a comment last week...and I was very, very deeply moved by her story...we MUST know our ancestry and embrace all aspects of our history...

My father told us when we were little kids:
Only the strongest of the strong made it through the Middle Passage...WE are from the strongest of the strong.

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

PurpleZoe said...

Peace Lisa *_^

It's so important that we become reacquainted with our roots. I had looked at the dnatribes.com testing awhile back, but there's been alot of clamor about Africanancestry.com's testing services.
Not sure which I'll go through, but I'm surely going through one of the available services.

Much Respect
-PZ